Recovering Lost EXIF Info Without Loosing Other Metadata
If the Editor cannot identify your lens to apply the Lens Correction profile even though it is in the database, it could be the program has lost track of the EXIF data it needs. It can be recovered.
I was working on a photo (original RAW file) last night where the Browser could identify the lens I used but the Editor could not. Its Info pane was blank while the Browser's Info pane was populated. This is just a theory on my part but I suspect the database was missing the EXIF data so the Editor's Info panel was blank while the Browser was picking it up from the sidecar file. The next time I see this, before I fix it, I need to check the .on1 sidecar to verify the data is present there.
The Read Metadata From File command will repopulate the database but it also clears any metadata you've entered manually so I saved it before using the command.
I went to the Browser and saved a temporary Metadata Preset as a backup. Next, I read the metadata to have the program restore the missing EXIF data for the Editor. Apply the temp Preset to restore your metadata and you're back in business. All the metadata you've entered is still there and the EXIF data the Editor needs is back in place so it can identify the lens and apply the lens profile.
It's a little more work but a more reliable method than creating a Lens Profile Preset because for zoom lenses that locks in the focal length used for the photo the profile was created from rather than using the one for the focal length of the current photo.
Please sign in to leave a comment.