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Is it possible to copy EXIF data?

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Jul 23, 2020

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Using Lightroom Classic 9.3, MacOS 10.14.6

 

I'd like to copy the EXIF values from one photo to another in Lightroom Classic.

If I use Sync Metadata it only includes the IPTC data. The EXIF data is left behind.

Likewise, if I right click on a photo and go to Metadata Presets->Copy Metadata, I'm presented with the Copy Metadata panel, but the only elements available are IPTC, there's no way to select EXIF data.

 

The attached screen shot shows the data I'd like to transfer from one photo to another. The "why" behind this is I edited the photo in an external editor, which lost all the EXIF data, so I'd like to replace it with the original.

Screen Shot 2020-07-23 at 10.29.24 PM.png

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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ExifTool would be my recommendation, but it is not for the faint of heart.

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Is it possible to copy EXIF data?

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Using Lightroom Classic 9.3, MacOS 10.14.6

 

I'd like to copy the EXIF values from one photo to another in Lightroom Classic.

If I use Sync Metadata it only includes the IPTC data. The EXIF data is left behind.

Likewise, if I right click on a photo and go to Metadata Presets->Copy Metadata, I'm presented with the Copy Metadata panel, but the only elements available are IPTC, there's no way to select EXIF data.

 

The attached screen shot shows the data I'd like to transfer from one photo to another. The "why" behind this is I edited the photo in an external editor, which lost all the EXIF data, so I'd like to replace it with the original.

Screen Shot 2020-07-23 at 10.29.24 PM.png

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Correct answer by ManiacJoe | Adobe Community Professional

ExifTool would be my recommendation, but it is not for the faint of heart.

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Apart from editing the capture time, there is no way to edit or copy EXIF metadata in Lightroom.

I have no experience with it, but I think you can do this with ExifTool.

There is also John Beardsworth's Capture Time to Exif that might be helpful.

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ExifTool would be my recommendation, but it is not for the faint of heart.

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Thanks for your replies...

ExifTool immediately came to mind. I have it, have used it, but I have to relearn it every time.

I imagine you can't copy EXIF data in Lightroom, because why would anyone want to copy things like exposure data from one image to the other. I guess I found a use case... off to relearn ExifTool! Hard to believe it's a Perl script...

 

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It's also possible to do this in Photoshop using the get info panel. It's a bit clunky though but you do it by writing out a metadata template from an image that has the correct data and then importing this template on the other file. The exif data should come over this way.

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