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Question: should Daminion write/modify EXIF DateTime?


Uwe
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Hello,

 

at present Daminion doesn't write or modify Exif DateTimeOriginal. A lot of other programs modify or use this Exif Tag e.g., to rename the file from "scan_01.tif" to "yyyymmdd_hhmmss.tif" or to sort the files by Exif date.

 

My question: why doesn't use Daminion this Exif Tag?

From the moment I switch with all my media files from the program XYZ to Daminion I don't have this tag in my scanned items or I have the initial value written by the camera there and all adjustments are in the IPTC/XMP data.

Should I forget this EXIF Tag?

 

Regards, Uwe

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By default, for performance reason, Daminion writes tags to XMP only (but read from EXIF/IPTC/XMP and native format specific metadata).

 

You can enable writing tags to EXIF/IPTC by checking an appropriate option in the program's Preferences:

 

"Preferences > Writing Metadata > Add Compatibility with old programs"

 

After that Daminion will write datetime to EXIF Original Date.

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Hello,

 

I would like to come back to this topic.

Even if you customize the preferences that no EXIF data should be written - Daminion writes the EXIF:Software tag.

From my point of view the performance to write DateTimeOriginal is not depending on the write process of EXIF data because Daminion writes EXIF data in any case.

 

Regards, Uwe

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