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P: Camera model names containing parentheses are treated inconsistently

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LEGEND ,
Oct 09, 2022 Oct 09, 2022

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LR handles camera model names containing parentheses inconsistently (e.g. "iPhone SE (2nd generation)").  The model name shown in the Metadata panel and returned to plugins via photo:getFormattedMetadata () discards everything from the first parenthesis to the end, while smart collections and the Camera column in the Metadata browser see the entire model name.

 

I first noticed this using my Any Filter plugin.

 

1. Make a new catalog.

 

2. Import the attached photo.

 

3. In the Metadata > EXIF panel, observe that Model is "iPhone SE":

johnrellis_1-1665371119763.png

 

4. Observe that the Camera column in the Metadata browser shows "iPhone SE (2nd generation)":

johnrellis_2-1665371217352.png

 

5. Create a smart collection "Camera contains words 2nd generation".

 

6. Observe that the smart collection matches the photo.

 

7. Exiftool shows that EXIF:Model is:

 

 

$ exiftool -a -G -s -model IMG_2955.jpeg 
[EXIF] Model : iPhone SE (2nd generation)

 

 

 

8. Observe that photo:getFormattedMetdata ("cameraModel") returns "iPhone SE":

johnrellis_0-1665370750692.png

 

9. Use Exiftool to change EXIF:Model to:

 

 

$ exiftool -a -G -s -model IMG_2955.jpeg 
[EXIF] Model : Johns phone (is very very tiny)

 

 

 

9. Do Metadata > Read Metadata From File.

 

10. Observe similar inconsistent results as in steps 3 - 8.

 

Tested on LR 11.4 / Mac OS 12.4 and Windows 10.

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Adobe Employee , Oct 10, 2022 Oct 10, 2022

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 10, 2022 Oct 10, 2022

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LEGEND ,
Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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Note that the effects of this problem are visible without using plugins or the SDK -- there's an inconsistency between what's displayed in the Metadata browser's Camera column (and what is searched by smart collections) and what is displayed in the Metadata panel.

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