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Tue, Sep 25, 2018 7:17 PM

Lightroom Classic: Olympus extended exif data

Hello,please, import the extended EXIF-Data for Olympus cameras ( and perhaps other manufacturer  too) so you will be able to recognize the the sets of HDR and focus bracketing frames.In Olympus viewer, you can see 1st frame, 2nd frame, etc. in the exif data of a set of frames so it is easy to identify them for processing.Many thanks in advance Robert

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2 years ago

Technically, there are some standard EXIF fields not displayed in the Metadata panel. But I think most of the fields you want to see are manufacturer-specific in the "Makernotes" section of EXIF.  The Metadata Viewer plugin will show you pretty much all possible metadata fields in a photo, including (but not limited to) EXIF, Makernotes, IPTC, and XMP.

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2 years ago

Thanks for the info, but this is not what I want. I want to have these information directly in the exif information of lightroom so I'll be able to handle and use them with the tools of lightroom.

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2 years ago

Which operations/tools in LR in particular do you want to use? 

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Knowing in particular what you want to do with the metadata, I might be able to suggest plugins that will help you do it.  (It's unlikely at this point that Adobe will extend the metadata capabilities of LR Classic.)

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6 months ago

The one bit of information I especially would like access to in Lightroom from the Olympus Makernote is whether the image was focused manually or automatically. AFIK, I cannot determine that from standard EXIF data and it is valuable information for evaluating the methods I'm using in different situations. Identifying the sets of HDR and focus bracketing frames would also be wonderful.

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6 months ago

You can use the Any Filter plugin to filter photos using Makernotes fields.  The Makernotes fields aren't well-documented, but based on sample Olympus E-M1 III photos I downloaded, the FocusProcess field appears to indicate where auto focus was used:



But it may be a different field for other camera models. You'll have to poke around in the MakerNotes using the free Exiftool from the command line or the Metadata Viewer plugin in LR (which uses Exiftool).

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6 months ago

Thank you John. I did not know about the "ExifTool Field" option under "Description". Anyfilter is amazing! As far as I can tell, you must know and type in accurately the name of the makernote field. Search doesn't seem to work. Is that correct?

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Use the magnifying-glass button to search for fields.  (That's the best I can do with the limited LR SDK for plugins.)  See this video for an example:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2mpd7i8yb7ei3go/any-filter-magnifying-glass.2020.03.12.mov?dl=0

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I don't know what I was doing wrong before, but following your instructions it does work. Thanks again.