7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2012 7:25 AM by léonie
tcnunan Level 1 (0 points)

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This is the info that is wrong. My adress is # 253 not 257!

I have tried to change it but Aperture keeps writing the wrong number.


My adress is correct in my Itunes etc, so where do I change this so that it gets right?


Regards Chris (Timothy)

  • léonie Level 10 (90,975 points)

    You may be using an import preset for metadata to be apllied to the image.

    Check your presets: From the main menu bar, go to


    Apperture > Presets >Metadata


    Click on all presets in turn and check the IPTC content "Address" field and correct it, if necessary.






  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 (12,510 points)

    A small addition to Léonie's spot-on answer:  it may help to go to "Metadata➞Edit Autofill List" and delete the incorrect entry if it is there.


    And note that after you have found and corrected the source of the error, you can use "Metadata➞Batch Change" to correct it.  Be careful: Batch Change is powerful and may be impossible to undo.  Confirm that it is doing what you want and only what you want on one or a small group of Images before applying it to any large group.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,975 points)

    spot-on, Kirby!

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 (12,510 points)

    Well -- probably not: in this case it really seems like the error is batch-applied, etc., but I thought I might as well throw that in as it has helped others in the past  .

  • tcnunan Level 1 (0 points)

    So how do I change the entire database at once? So far I have changed the preset and set it right?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    Metadata->Batch Change is the command you want. This will apply changes to all selected images in the library.


    BTW the field you are talking about here is not EXIF data but IPTC.  THis is an important distinction because Aperture will allow you to add and edit IPTC data but will not allow you to change EXIF data.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,975 points)

    To quickly find all images with the wrong Address for batch changing:


    Make a new smart album: 

         File > New > Smart Album,


    and in the "Smart Settings" HUD add the rule:

         IPTC > Contact Address > Includes and enter  "257" into the text field.


    Then select all images in this album and go to "Metadata > Batch Change" as Frank Caggiano explained and select to "Add Metadata from"   your modified metadata preset. Use "replace" and not "append".