8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 6, 2013 9:51 AM by ailsae
ailsae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I import from my card reader to Aperture the Exif infor is missing , In Library I click the Info tab and teh feilds are blank , I have tried everything but it dont show. When I do an imprt there is no option to select Exif too.

I know its there becasue I se it in Bridge, Finder etc.


imac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • 1. Re: exif data missing on import in aperture version 3.4.5
    phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    Two questions:

     

    On the Import panel in the "Metadata Presets" section there is a drop-down selection field for Metadata. Which one is selected when you lose the EXIF information?

     

    On the Info panel there is a drop-down selection field to choose the set of info you want to display (General, File Info, IPTC Core, etc.). Which one is selected when you don't see the EXIF data?

  • 2. Re: exif data missing on import in aperture version 3.4.5
    ailsae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I checked, on the import panel I have Basic Info checked, that only list Caption, Keywords, Image  City, State/Province, Country, Copyright Notice?

     

    On the Info Panel I select General, but I have tried the Exif, File Info, etc, stil just blank .

  • 3. Re: exif data missing on import in aperture version 3.4.5
    phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    Sorry, we are going to have to get more specific.

     

    1. Are you specifically talking about EXIF (data generated by your camera) or IPTC (data generated by you)?

     

    2. What are some examples of the information that seems to be missing, e.g., field names and values?

     

    3. In Finder, how are you viewing the information that is missing in Aperture?

     

    4. What camera make & model are you using? Are you shooting RAW or JPEG?

     

    5. What version of Aperture are you using?

     

    6. Has this problem always been there, or it just start after an update or something?

  • 4. Re: exif data missing on import in aperture version 3.4.5
    ailsae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am talking  EXIF (data generated by my camera)

    Some miising info, Camera make, Model, Lens, ISO, Focal Lentgh, Aperture, Speed, White Balance. etc etc

    I veiw the miising info in Bridge CS6  its all there.

    Camera Make model....Canon EOS 1DX

    Aperture version 3.4.5

    The problem has been happening aloong time , but I see on some images I took in 2012/11 on my Nikon D700 the Exif is there.

     

    I have had some images off the CANON EOS 1DX so its not the camera.


  • 5. Re: exif data missing on import in aperture version 3.4.5
    phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    Thanks. Might be a RAW support issue. Couple of things to check...

     

    At the top of the INFO panel your camera model should appear...does it? Or does it show "unsupported".

     

    In the "About Aperture" dialog, what version of Digital Camera RAW is listed? The Canon 1DX was added to DCR version 3.1.3. That version also requires OS X 10.6.8 or OS X Lion 10.7. Your profile says 10.6.4 ... is that what you are really running? Aperture 3.4.5 requires OS X Lion 10.7.5 or OS X 10.8.2 or later so you must be running something different.

     

    If all of the above is in order, you might try trashing the Aperture preferences. Doubt that will help, but you never know.

  • 6. Re: exif data missing on import in aperture version 3.4.5
    ailsae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    On the top of the info panel it says unknown camera, unknown lens

    Digital Camera raw version 4.07

    OS.X version 10.8.4

  • 7. Re: exif data missing on import in aperture version 3.4.5
    phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    Time to do some Aperture troubleshooting.

     

    First try trashing Aperture preferences.

     

    Then try doing a Repair Permissions. If that doesn't help, then do a Repair Database.

     

    Also try creating a new empty Aperture library and see if the problem persists.

  • 8. Re: exif data missing on import in aperture version 3.4.5
    ailsae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

    An update on the above problem, I discovered today that if I edit an image in Aperture and then look at the info tab of that image, all the exif info is there, strange? Thanks Keith