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EXIF information disappeared! Any ideas?

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Charlie MacPherson Calculating status...
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Apr 28, 2012 5:56 AM

Almost all of the EXIF information disappeared from some (not all) of my 5 star images.  Only the camera, lens and exposure information vanished - it was all there at one time.  The fields now appear blank.

 

All of the images that this happened to have a weird profile name: "kCGColorSpaceGenericHDR".  I have no idea what this is from.

 

At the top of the inspector panel, it says "Unknown Canera" and "Unknown Lens".  Yet, it recogizes that the image was shot in RAW and shows the focus points

 

All non-5-star images have all the EXIF data remaining.I've rebuilt the library to no avail.  Any ideas?

 

The only change I've made recently is to add the complete NIK collection.  It was shortly after this that the problem appeared, but may be completely unrelated.

 

Any ideas?

 

Running Aperture 3.2.3, Lion 10.7.3

17" MacBook Pro

 

Thanks for any help and advice!

 

Charlie MacPherson

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:37 AM (in response to Charlie MacPherson)

    Have those images with missing EXIF been externally edited - with a plug-in or an external editor? Maybe when the new quasi master has been created, to be passed to the plug-in or editor-  the EXIF was not copied to the new master?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to Charlie MacPherson)

    Hello Charlie,

    How do you inspect the EXIF - in Aperture in the Metadata tab of the Inspector panel?

     

    It would be good to check the master image files directly, if they still carry the EXIF data. Could you navigate in the Finder to the master image files and open them in an image editor that can display EXIF? Like Preview, Photoshop CS5, or GraphicConverter? Preview will show the EXIF, IPTC, and TIFF tags, if you go to the "Tools" menu, "Show Information".

     

    If your library is managed, you will find the master image files by ctrl-clicking the Aperture Library package, and selecting "Show Package Contents", then navigate to the "Masters" folder. This is organized by "date added".

     

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to Charlie MacPherson)

    batchch.png

     

    Hallo Charlie,

    Try to rename your Master Image Files using "Metadata -> Batch Change".

    If your version names are still o.k., you can copy the version names to the master image files by setting the "Apply to Master Files" option.

     

    This renaming to "Spoonbill" might have happend during a batch change in the similar way, perhaps with a wrong filename preset.

     

    OT: What does a"Roseate Spoonbill" look like? Ours all are white ...

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 9:41 AM (in response to Charlie MacPherson)

    But what are the EXIF tags you see on the masters - whatever they are named right now. Do the masters still have the camera data, if you inspect them with Preview ???

  • pitiphong.p Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to Charlie MacPherson)

    Hey guys, Did you solve the problem? I have problem like you and tried to solve it. My case I import both RAW and JPEG as Master. After that I think I can't do anything so i recover my backup. But I found that Master file still have EXIF data so I tried to "Switch to use JPEG as Master" and switch back. And it WORK.

    Hope this help you

  • pitiphong.p Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 7, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to Charlie MacPherson)

    Oops It won't work but I find the way that really work. Selet the images, go to Photos menu and choose "Update from Master". And it should work now. At least for my case.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    May 7, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to léonie)

    OT:

    2012-02-09_Spoonbill.jpg

     

    Frank's got 'em in his backyard  .  Taken at a National Wildlife Refuge on Florida's west coast.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    May 7, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to pitiphong.p)

    Great! Thanks for posting the solution!

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    May 7, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to Kirby Krieger)

    So that is what a roseate spoonbill looks like? Thanks for satisfying my curiosity, Kirby. A beautiful picture with the reflection in the water. I should ask more often - then I would get to see more of our work! Our spoonbills look more like this, with wide, spoonshaped beaks.

     

    Léonie

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    May 7, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to léonie)

    "Ours" have the same long spatulate bills.  I was aiming to illustrate the rosy difference  and happened to have that one all set to post.  You can (barely) see a better outline of the bill in the reflection -- including a notch at the end: this bird was missing the last cm or so on one side of its upper bill.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    May 7, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to Kirby Krieger)

    You can (barely) see a better outline of the bill in the reflection -

    OT: Now I see it - I should have enlarged the image in the first place - just marvellous - each single waterdrop dripping from the beak a perfectly sharp glittering crystal.

     

    then I would get to see more of our work!

    Oh no! I definitely typed "your" work. It is really annoying how often the system corrupts the posts by dropping or exchanging letters, and sometimes even complete words reappear, that should have been deleted - diligently proof-reading the post does not help at all, when the editor window in the browser does not reflect the state on the web server.

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