Lightroom Classic strips out geotags / location data / geocoding

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I got used to Lightroom Classic importing geotags from my mobile phones but for reasons unclear it has stopped. I import photos to my laptop with either Dropbox and Google Photos, and both preserve location data. But after import, Lightroom shows nothing. I'm on latest Lightroom Classic CC on MacOS Mojave. It happens with both Google Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max (my main phones). This also affects HEIC, JPEG, and DNG files.


 




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Stephen Shankland

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Are you applying a Metadata Preset while importing? A checked but blank GPS field in a Metadata preset would be the usual suspect for metadata going missing on import.
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Yes! That's it. I'd forgotten that was even possible and I have no idea how I changed my default import preset, but that was the problem. Thanks so much.