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  1. Wernfried

    custom metadata fields

    Perhpas you can use Jeffrey Friedl's Run Any Command Have a look at "PluginProperty=field" or The Special {LUA=...} Token, it might be possible to access the custom metadata from the Search and Replace Plugin. "PluginProperty" allows you to access the per-image custom metadata kept by a...
  2. Wernfried

    custom metadata fields

    Ok, for such complex data a DAM solution seems to be needed. I would say items like wheel arrangement or route number are not a property of an image but the image is just one property out of a "railroad and rail transit" data set.
  3. Wernfried

    custom metadata fields

    Actually I would assume for any kind of "custom data" there is already an exif tag. For example you have tag AcquisitionDateTime , PregnancyStatus, PatientWeight, MilitaryRank, SpectralWidth, Polarity, Occupation, Habitat, Kingdom, etc.
  4. Wernfried

    custom metadata fields

    According exiftool there are 20'000 exif tags defined. I don't know what kind of custom data you are using but I would pick an unused exif tag and put your information there. For example I use tag "MasterDocumentID" to put the full path of the source file.
  5. Wernfried

    Backup pc/folders

    I assume every software which is called "backup program" is capable to run incremental backups. Personally I use Acronis True Image. I also tried AOMEI Backupper which provides less functions but works also.
  6. Wernfried

    Reorgansing My Files

    I also agree with Phil, it does not make much sense to organize your photos in folders named by event or similar. Imagine you have a folder called "New Zealand 2018". Currently such a folder looks very distinct and perpetual. But life is changing, who knows perhaps in 3 years I will migrate to...
  7. Wernfried

    Import - modified date not capture date

    Here are the date/time related exif fields: d:\Temp>exiftool -a -s -G0:1 -Time:All 20*-DSC_*.JPG ======== 20091007-DSC_0531.JPG [File:System] FileModifyDate : 2018:11:02 21:05:33+01:00 [File:System] FileAccessDate : 2018:11:02 21:04:30+01:00 [File:System]...
  8. Wernfried

    Edited images and uploaded ones have different names: how to find the originals the uploaded ones are copied from?

    In your first post you mention that you upload your pictures to your website with the Koken plug in. Why would you then consider the Jeffrey's "Collection Publisher" Plugin?
  9. Wernfried

    Edited images and uploaded ones have different names: how to find the originals the uploaded ones are copied from?

    I use the Run Any Command Plugin. On export I run this command: "c:\Program Files (x86)\Exif\exiftool.exe" -overwrite_original -preserve -MasterDocumentID={FullMasterFile} "{FILE}" By this I add full path name to Exif tag "MasterDocumentID" - no matter which name the exported file...
  10. Wernfried

    Newbie questions about title, keywords, file name and captions.

    Input from my side: Don't try to organize your photos in folders or put metadata information in file or folder names - maybe apart from very basic and perpetual(!) information like year/month when picture was taken. The biggest limitation is: a file has only a single name and must be in a...
  11. Wernfried

    Keyword Hierarchy - which is correct?

    Do you have keyword "Asturias" anywhere else in your Keyword hierarchy? Perhaps you have it twice and you just mixed them up. Do you have any sub-keyword underneath Asturias? But in general importing keywords could be a problem, see Lightroom Classic: Zombie keywords can't be deleted |...
  12. Wernfried

    Has Lightroom Shrunk The Catalog Size

    Yes, Adobe did some compressions in the lrcat file. Development history and XMP content are compressed now. See also Internal Catalog Changes (was: Edit history and catalog size)
  13. Wernfried

    Assigning unique reference number to images in catalogue ?

    Exiftool is also available for mac: MacOS Package: ExifTool-11.08.dmg (2.7 MB) LR Plugins are independent from OS.
  14. Wernfried

    Assigning unique reference number to images in catalogue ?

    I use the Run Any Command Plugin. On export I run this command: "c:\Program Files (x86)\Exif\exiftool.exe" -overwrite_original -preserve -MasterDocumentID={FullMasterFile} "{FILE}" By this I add full path name to Exif tag "MasterDocumentID" - no matter which name the exported file gets...
  15. Wernfried

    Assigning unique reference number to images in catalogue ?

    I use the Run Any Command Plugin. On export I run this command: "c:\Program Files (x86)\Exif\exiftool.exe" -overwrite_original -preserve -MasterDocumentID={FullMasterFile} "{FILE}" By this I add full path name to Exif tag "MasterDocumentID" - no matter which name the exported file gets...
  16. Wernfried

    How to change Shortcut?

    I just tried it. It does not work with any extra file in "c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC\Resources\en\" but it works when you modify the file of your language, in my case open "c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC\Resources\de\TranslatedStrings_Lr_de_DE.txt" and...
  17. Wernfried

    How to change Shortcut?

    Hi I think with latest update (it was not the case in earlier times) my German Lightroom has a conflict in Shortcuts. "Ctrl + G" results in Change Settings Stack Photos I like to have "Stack Photos" but "Changes Settings" wins the shortcut race. How can I change it? Best Regards
  18. Wernfried

    Problems with folders and files containing Swedish letters (åäö)

    CHAR(97, 778) means U+0061 -> LATIN SMALL LETTER A U+030A -> COMBINING RING ABOVE In combination this gives "å", however there is a single Unicode character U+00E5 -> LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH RING ABOVE According to Unicode standard both representations are canonically equivalent...
  19. Wernfried

    Problems with folders and files containing Swedish letters (åäö)

    You could try update AgLibraryFile SET baseName = baseName; or REINDEX; and/or VACUUM; All these command do not change any data content.
  20. Wernfried

    Problems with folders and files containing Swedish letters (åäö)

    I regret your problem but for me this is another reason why one should not organize photos in folder and file names. For that we have keywords, metadata and collections in Lightroom.
  21. Wernfried

    Library module Edit capture time for multiple photos: How to set specified time for all selected photos to same time, not to relative time?

    There are plugins (e.g. Capture Time to Exif or Run Any Command) which allow to execute exiftool command on selected pictures. They should help you. I think in "Capture Time to Exif" you can change the dates even directly without any command line.
  22. Wernfried

    Library module Edit capture time for multiple photos: How to set specified time for all selected photos to same time, not to relative time?

    I would recomment the exiftool (ExifTool by Phil Harvey), should be like this: exiftool -overwrite_original "-AllDates='1900-01-01 00:00:00'" -d "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" *.jpg
  23. Wernfried

    Show AF points in Lightroom?

    Here is another one: musselwhizzle/Focus-Points However, it does not work on Windows.
  24. Wernfried

    Catalog on NAS?

    The SQLite database gets corrupted when the drive is disconnected while your application writes data to it which is not completed. Some technical detail: How To Corrupt An SQLite Database File Moving a catalog offline from one drive to another (while LR is not open) is no problem at all.
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