Preserving EXIF Data

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by shady825, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

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    Sometimes when I edit or crop a photo I am losing the EXIF data.
    Example being, I cropped a photo in Preview and then saved it. Now its file looks like a normal jpeg with no EXIF data. Is there a way around loosing the EXIF data? I didnt have to use Preview to crop the photo but I want to say that the same thing happens if I crop in Photoshop (not 100% sure on that tho..)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

    Cliff3

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    I couldn't reproduce your problem. I opened, manipulated and saved a couple of files within preview and they both retained the EXIF information. One file was captured by a Canon P&S while the other came from a Nikon D2X. My preview version is 4.1 (469.4).

    In Photoshop, you use the save for web option to remove EXIF info from the file.
     
  3. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

    shady825

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    hhmm.. I know its happened a few times. If you see my Deviant Art page you will see some of the photos lost the data. I thought I had it narrowed down to cropping.. Im not sure now..
    Thanks tho!
     
  4. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    Nope, cropping (in Preview) was one of the manipulations I made to the files. I am certain about the Photoshop behavior - that's how I stripped EXIF info before Lightroom and its export dialog became my main source for cleansed proof images.
     

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