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Wed, Dec 20, 2017 2:05 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Show exposure mode in metadata

It would be really great if you could see the Exposure Mode (P,A,S,M) that was used to take a photo, in the LR metadata panel. I was really surprised when I found out that such a basic thing wasn't possible!

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4 y ago

The Exif standard says that the ExposureProgram tag (tag number 34850) stores a number (ex: 2) not a string (ex: "Program AE"). Lightroom displays a string based on the descriptions of the numbers defined in the Exif specification.

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4 y ago

You can see the metering mode if you choose EXIF but it depends on the camera.

For example:

It shows on a Canon 5D MK IV



but it doesn't show on a Canon G16



That's small consolation if yours is the camera that doesn't show but Lightroom will display it if the manufacturer provides the information. 

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4 y ago

Pardon me. Exposure "program".(ie. Automatic, Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual). I know it's in the Exif metadata, but LR doesn't show it.

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4 y ago

Please reread Rick's post above. His example does show it. 

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4 y ago

For my photo, LR says "Exposure Program - Normal". That is not a mode on my camera.

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4 y ago

I see.  So what do you think users would appreciate more: what LR shows, or what Exiftool shows? I think users are more familiar with their cameras than with standards documents.