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Changing Location Data

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artistjoh Calculating status...
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Nov 5, 2012 10:41 PM

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?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,570 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 11:36 PM (in response to artistjoh)

    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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  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,570 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to artistjoh)

    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.



  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,570 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to artistjoh)

    You are welcome!


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