Lightroom mobile strips the exif info away

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1. Check exif of camera roll image with iphoto. Ok
2. Import into lrm, save back into camera roll
3. Check again. Exif gone. Also lrm reports no exif
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Have you given it time to get to the cloud and back down again? Some of the metadata doesn't appear in LRm until a little later, for photos added on the iPad.
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"Save back into camera roll" seems to indicate that the problem is with a file you are exporting from LrM. In that case LrM will only preserve any IPTC copyright info and the colour profile. So yes, EXIF will not be in the exported version.

A file imported into camera roll should preserve all its metadata all the way to the desktop.
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Ok, lrm does not recognise the exif on import either, so that means if you are right that the ios camera, ipad version, does. Not handle the exif correctly. All other apps that can display exif shows no problem in the original camera roll images
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Victoria,
The metadata is part of the image, so why would it take longer to show up in lrm?
Also the problem is also with photos taken with the ipad camera, no cöoud involved
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Again, there is no problem with original images taken on the iPad. I've checked by taking a new picture on the iPad, importing it to LrM, and doing nothing else - just waiting until it is in LrD. The EXIF is perfect. But there is a difference when you save or share pictures - this creates new copies which don't have the EXIF.
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Ok, so I am alone in this. See pics below to illustrate my problem. I have deleted and reinstalled lrM just to make sure
1:st is from camera roll
2nd is iphoto displaying exif
3rd is lrM not recognising exif
Photo taken with ipad cam and imported into lrM, no export or cloud involved
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No, just wait. When those photos have synced to the cloud and desktop, the exif will appear for those photos. There's just a delay.
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So, what you are saying is that I need to sync the images with lr to see the exif in lrM?
I dont understand why, but I will certainly try it. Any idea how long I need to wait?
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Jan
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Victoria, thanks a lot
I would never have figured that out. Works like a charm. Since sync is almost instant I have no problem with this, even if I dont understand why it was designed like this.
Any idea how to retain exif and size when sharing/ saving images?
Brgds
Jan
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No, you're pretty limited on metadata while sharing at the moment. That one is a good request.
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Well, I'm hoping Lightroom Mobile doesn't strip metadata (i.e. GPS) when sharing for to much longer.

At the moment, I use Lightroom to export image to a Dropbox folder and then save to camera roll and use whatever app(s) I normally use to share. This insures metadata (keywords) are still in tack when shared to social platforms that don't strip them i.e. Facebook