FullMetaExport – Lightroom Plugin
When I try to export image from RAW to JPG, Lightroom only keep the Meta in its XMP format. When I search on the web, I found there is a very useful tool, ExifTool. ExifTool can handle all meta very well. So, I make a simple Lightroom plugin, and a GUI, that will create a command to run ExifTool.
It needs ExifTool in order to work. I don’t include ExifTool in the file. You need to download it separately. Please remove (-k) from the file name.
From version 20120818, Mac is supported.
This is a 1st beta. It may have a lot of bugs. Use on your own risk.
Version 20120108 – bug fix and better way to display status info
Version 20120518 – Download – Separate all strings. Create TranslatedStrings_en.txt. Minor changes.
Version 20120813 – Add an option to generate temporary args file. When using args file option, one tag per line is required, and no quotes for options. If using command line option, quotes is required for special characters, such as and space. Add save and delete tags list. Minor changes.
Version 20120818 – Add Mac support. Rewrite some codes for better support quote and un-quote. Make more room for tags. And many more.
Version 20120826 – Download – Just fixed the quoting problem.
1. one of major motives for me to create this plugin is to copy the original Exif to the new images.
-overwrite_original -tagsfromfile <SrcImg> -all:all <DestImg>
For my Nikon images, the new exported images will include many information, such as focus points. ViewNX 2 will be able to show the focus points for the new exported images. But, there is one exceptions, the images size must not be altered.
I like to keep -overwrite_original in all time. With it, Exiftool will not create a backup file, otherwise, it will create two images, for every export.
<DestImg> should be at the end of parameters in all time, too. We want to modify the new exported files.
Warning: Using <SrcImg> with care. If you put it in the wrong position, the original files might be changed. If you don’t have a backup, you will not able to recover them.
2. If you just want to remove some Exif information, for example, GPS.
-overwrite_original -exif:gps= <DestImg>