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Tue, May 22, 2012 11:48 AM

Lightroom: Metadata panel shows GPS coordinates incorrectly rounded to nearest second

I installed Lightroom 4.1 RC2 over LIghtroom 4.0. When I enter GPS coordinates in decimal format it worked fine in 4.0. With 4.1 I see a red X appear in the top left corner where is shows your actions and the metadata doesn't take the coordinate. I tried coordinates that worked before just to make sure I didn't have bad data, and they failed too.

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Champion

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3 y ago

The Metadata panel in LR 7.2 displays the seconds of latitude and longitude to three decimal digits of precision:



Not sure if this got fixed in LR 7.0, 7.1, or 7.2.  Only six years late, but better late than never!

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John,

Would you happen to know if older versions of LR (6.14) have been fixed with regards to increasing the internal precision of GPS coordinates?

Sincerely,

David

Employee

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Hi,

We addressed this issue in Lightroom Classic 7.2.

Lightroom 6.14 does not have this fix.

Thanks,
Smit Keniya
Lightroom Classic CC Team.

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3 y ago

Woo, hoo!

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2 y ago

Hi, unfortunately this issue has still not been solved as of LR Classic CC 8.0 - the exported pictures don't preserve the original DD coordinates, and rounds off at around 3 decimals... Any solutions?

Champion

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Unfortunately, this topic hasn't been well-curated and has become a mishmash of separate issues. The issue described by the topic's title, "Metadata panel shows GPS coordinates incorrectly rounded to nearest second", was fixed in LR 7.2.

I think you're describing a separate problem -- exporting photos loses GPS precision. I strongly recommend posting a fresh topic with a stand-alone description of what you're observing. Otherwise, it's very unlikely Adobe will pay attention to your reply here.

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Also, your screenshot shows seconds getting truncated to three decimal digits: latitude seconds 32.850699 (original) versus 32.850 (exported).  That's a difference of less than 1".   But you said decimal degrees (DD) was getting rounded to three digits.  You might clarify what you're observing in your fresh topic.

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Hello John, thanks for the reply. Yes you're right, I meant to say DMS instead of DD, and 1" really does mean something for my application. I'll take your advice and start a new discussion, thanks!