Adding EXIF data to scanned images
In process of digitizing old family photos (negative, transparency & print) to create a digital archive to share with the family.
Environment - MacOS (Monterey v12.6) - Epson V600 scanner - SilverFast 9 SE+ software v9.1.4
As I go through images I'm annotating with known info, who's in the image, where taken, who took the pic, when etc. I'm adding this to the back of prints where possible.
My query is around annotating the digital copy, I want to check my understanding and see if there are any comments/suggestions/alternatives out there.
It seems that adding EXIF info through On1 adds the info via the On1 sidecar file (.on1) and that if the image and corresponding sidecar file are separated the EXIF data added through On1 is lost. In Adobe Bridge EXIF data added in On1 doesn't appear.
I've tried adding EXIF info through Adobe Bridge. When done this way Bridge 'appears' to be adding the info to the image file itself, It doesn't appear to create sidecar files. However the EXIF data does appear when the image is viewed in the browse module of On1.
Is my understanding here correct? And if so is there any way to copy the `EXIF data in the On1 sidecar file to the image file itself?
The objective here is make the image file useful to others who may well not have On1 and stop my efforts in adding this info from being wasted.
All comment/suggestion/opinion welcome.
Try using the Save Metadata command to have the info written to an .xmp file that other software can read it from.0
But isn’t a .xmp file just another sidecar file? Would result in same situation, separate .xmp and image file and the added EXIF will be lost.
It’s not a big deal I can continue using Bridge to add the data, same workload just different App. Just want to ensure I’ve understood the situation correctly.0
It has been my understanding that when you export an image, metadata including exif data added in Photo Raw such as captions, description, keywords etc is written to the image file where it can be read by other photo apps without referring to sidecars (for jpgs). You can also embed the metadata (write it to the image file) for jpgs by using the Embed Metadata function.0
Richard that’s an interesting comment, re exporting the image. Off to test that out. Many thanks👍0
[W]hen you export an image, metadata including exif data added in Photo Raw such as captions, description, keywords etc is written to the image file… That is optional now. We have the ability to tell the program whether to include it or not. We can also choose what should be included and what should be omitted.0
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