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In AFFINITY PHOTO, EXIF date shot lost on export

I cannot find the date and time of shot after exporting the image .psd or .jpg. Date shot is OK when saving in .afphoto format — see screen shots. How can I keep date and time of shot in other formats? Thanks for the tip.

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Hi, thanks for the answer.

 

Of course we need to keep all EXIF data when exporting. I hope you can fix the problem soon. And thanks you for letting me/us know when…

 

JeanDa

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Hi,

 

I can confirm the issue with the current version downloaded from the Mac App Store. RAW (NEF) files that I develop and reexport in JPEG seem to have the shot date set to the export date, too.

 

I will wait until an update is available before further processing my photos, as this is crucial info that I want to preserve. Any idea when a new version with this fix could be published?

 

Cheers,

J.-P.

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Hi,

 

I just tried the trial version to develop my raw images (and this is awesome) but I have the same problem. This is vital for me to keep the Exif data... Any news on a release with a fix ? Is there any way to try a beta version with this functionnality ?

 

Cheers

 

Yukes

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Is this what causing my pictures to  disappear in Lightroom?
That is, I can find them at the bottom of the catalog.. waaay down.

 

How can I avoid this?


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Madame, it does make sense. if exif data does not include a date, it's likely that LR shows them according to its own defaluts.

i don't know LR, but maybe this default can be changed.

until the crew fixes this, a workaround could be manually setting the date. for my exif editing needs i use Exif Editor (available on the mac store), cheap and effective, and when i want to feel geeky (more and more seldom unfortunately) i use the super-powerful command line exiftool (http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/).


take care,

stefano

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Thanks. Barninga. I tried some more, and I find it's not predictable/consistent.

 

 

I chose to edit in TIFF, save and close, and it behaved "well". The same when I edited a copy as jpg.
But when I edited a copy as PSD, it disappeared all together, I'm not able to locate it.

 

Last time (when I first noticed the problem) I got a dialog where I had to "save flattened" (a jpg.), but this time I didn't get that dialog.

 

I'll investigate some more.

 

BTW. all my  pictures in Lightroom have dates, it is Affinity that make them disappear.


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Hi,

 

I hadn't noticed this before, so it's good to know.

 

I agree that EXIF info is paramount in organising one's photo library. However, this problem occures also when scanning old negatives or prints. In LR they get the date of importing the photo which of course has nothing to do with the date when the photo was originally shot. It's a continuing headache with non digital camera images.

 

In the case of existing digital camera image files (including EXIF data) there's one way to solve this problem. I know its a bit awkward but that's what I've been using  in cases Madame just evokes above.

 

In LR I open Metadata menu and there Edit capture time. I'll search for the original in the Library and look in side menu the "Date time of original"  and enter it in drop down menu Edit capture time. (see the images attached)

 

It a bit time consuming and obviously something we shoudn't be doing but let's wait for a fix.

 

 

vieuxjeux

 

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Hi. I just discovered something.

 

I did all these edits, and they behaved well. I decided to try once more.
I edited a copy as jpg and saved. The dialog to save as flattened appeared, and I did, and suddenly all the pictures dived down to  the bottom of the Lightroom catalog. All of them. Including the original picture.. 

 

Well, I went to the Metadata meny and instead of changing the date, I did "read metadata from file" (to the "original" file) and -bam, all is well.

Every picture is in the place they are supposed to in the catalog. :)


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Hi Madame!

 

I wonder, did you have the original and the virtual copy/copies grouped together and was your original perhaps not numbered as 1 in the group? Maybe that was the reason they were all sent down in the library.

 

Sometimes LR reorganises the order of original and copies.

 

Vieuxjeux

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Vieuxjeux, I'm not sure, at least I didn't group them myself. But maybe your right.

I'll look more closely the next time. Thanks for the tips.

 

I'm very curious about how the Affinity mas app will function. I hope they will have smart preview so I don't have to connect my EHD each time I'm in [Lightroom] Affinity Mas.


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Since I need the shot date very much I´ll use an EXIF editor in the mean time. There is an Exif Editor (9,99€) and an Image Exif Editor (0,99€) offered. Does anybody know the difference or has a hint?

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If jpgs are exported from AF, the correct shot date stays encapsulated apparently. ImageExifEditor does show it correctly, AF and Finder do not.

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If jpgs are exported from AF, the correct shot date stays encapsulated apparently. ImageExifEditor does show it correctly, AF and Finder do not.

From what I can tell, at least on my Mac embedded Exif metadata like date shot is preserved if the "Embed metadata" box is & can be checked (either in the "more" section when exporting from the Photo persona or in the Export options panel in the Export persona). However, I don't work with RAW files so that may not mean much for those who do.

 

Finder is mostly clueless about metadata embedded in an image file -- Finder windows can display metadata stored in the file system like date created, date modified, & date last accessed, but none of that is embedded in the file. This can be incredibly confusing because for example date created can sometimes be the same as date shot but usually is not. Also, the Finder "Get Info" window can display some but not all embedded metadata & Spotlight can search on many embedded Exif attributes & display the results in Finder windows.

 

If that isn't confusing enough, there are multiple "schemas" for embedding metadata -- Exif, IPTC, & XMP being the most widely used. There is a considerable amount of overlap among them, so not infrequently the same or almost the same metadata can be embedded in the file in more than one place. So when MEB said the fix is not "trivial" that was something of an understatement!

 

The various tabs in Apple's Preview app's "Inspector" panel will show most of the metadata embedded in image files in a reasonably user-friendly way, so it is my "go to" app for checking that. The items in the "More info" tab (the one with the "i" in the blue circle) will change depending on the file type, so this can help understand which formats support what & see if or how how they overlap.


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Thanks for our comments, RCR. What would be your suggested way to proceed right now?

Like I said, I don't work with RAW files & I have not had any problems with missing Exif data on exports, so I doubt anything I suggest will be of much use to those that have.

 

That said, one thing that should be worth doing for everybody is checking with Preview or whatever to make sure the date shot info really is missing. If it is, & it is critical to your workflow, I guess the only thing you can do for now is use some other app to restore it to the file. If nothing else, Apple's Photos app has the (very quirky) ability to do that. It is far from an ideal solution but at least it spares you the hassle of trying to figure out which of the dozen plus (!!) date tags of the various schemas to change.


Affinity Photo 1.7.2, Affinity Designer 1.7.2, Affinity Publisher 1.7.2; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
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I haven't read all post here, but..

 

The problem with metadata isn't when I EXPORT, but when I SAVE back to Lightroom.

 

When I export I have to synchronise  the folder, or import the picture back into Lightroom. But then the metadata is intact.

If I save, on the other hand, the picture ends up at the bottom of the catalog.


- Affinity Photo 1.6.7

- Affinity Designer 1.6.1

 

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