6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2012 7:02 AM by léonie
artistjoh Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

I have inadvertently given the same location two different location names. It affects a lot of photos in many different projects. Is there a simple way to identify the incorrectly named places and then batch change them to be the same as the rest?

  • 1. Re: Changing Location Data
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,710 points)

    To identify the images with wrong "Places" names, you could use a filter - either in a smart album or from the search field in the browser:

    • For example create a smart album:
      New > Smart album
    • In the "Smart Settings" HUD add a "Place" rule and select "Place includes"
    • Then select the images found and change the place by dragging them to the correct pin or using "Metadata > Assing location"

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         Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: Changing Location Data
    artistjoh Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    Sorry, since I never use Places or Faces it never occurred to me that someone would think I meant that - no the location data I meant was the IPTC metadata where I jot down the image location, city etc.

     

    I hope the smart album will still be able to identify that.

  • 3. Re: Changing Location Data
    artistjoh Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    Found the rule... found the images. Problem solved.

     

    Thank you

  • 4. Re: Changing Location Data
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,710 points)

    Partly. Yes, you can create a smart album or a search based on the "Imae Location" field. In the smart settings HUD use:

    Add Rule   > IPTC

     

    Then set the pop-up menu for the IPTC rule to "Image Location".

     

    And then you can find all images with the similar location. But I have no clue what information or tags you have entered to be able to separate the two sets that you want to label separately. Perhaps you can add a second rule using the capture time, since you cannot have been in the two locations at the same time.

     

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  • 5. Re: Changing Location Data
    artistjoh Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    I have my own eccentric way of recording location that stems from the reasons I frequent certain areas and so I make distinctions within suburbs so prefer not to use conventional names. Works for me, unless I get confused and mislabel 1700 photos as I did.

     

    Thank you for your very thorough instructions. It will help me with future problems too I am sure.

  • 6. Re: Changing Location Data
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,710 points)

    You are welcome!