Loss of metadata when exporting from Lightroom?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TheSailerMan, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. TheSailerMan macrumors member

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    So I am currently in the middle of a 30 day trial of Adobe Lightroom, and I am enjoying the experience so far, except for one glaring issue.

    I intended on exporting my photos from Lightroom into iPhoto when I finished editing them. However, I have found that exporting from Lightroom has caused the photos to lose their metadata! :eek:

    When I import the photo into iPhoto, no metadata appears to be attached to the photo, and even if I re-import it into Lightroom, the metadata is gone! :mad:

    I'm shocked that exporting a photo would erase it's metadata. I am by no means a professional photographer, but for organizational reasons, I use it.

    Am I doing something wrong when I export? :confused:
    I don't have the "Minimize Embedded Metadata" box checked, so that's not the problem.
     
  2. technobear macrumors newbie

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    what format are you exporting to? what data are you missing?

    exporting to a format that allows metadata (e.g. jpegs) retains the metadata.
    - otherwise, you would need to use xmp sidecars (which iphoto does not support).


    i use exporting to jpeg all the time (also without mini metadata option) and get both camera data and keywords
    - i verified this by looking at file into in finder.
    - i also did a test for you, and found that if i imported these jpegs into iphoto, iphoto then had both the camera data, and the also the keywords.

    (im using LR 1.0, which is register - though its identical to trial)
     
  3. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    Odd, my EXIF works fine. Or are you referring to IPTC (which I don't think iPhoto supports)?
     
  4. TheSailerMan thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, so I tried exporting a couple of photos again (the trial is on its last legs :(). I got some metadata to show up, like the camera model, aperture, etc.

    However, the "Original Date" field is still empty, which is the one field I really wanted filled in. :mad:

    Thanks for the advice though. :)
     

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