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Friscorunner

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Searching EXIF data
« on: 2019-01-24 18:50:35 »
I am trying to search for photos by EXIF data. Such as showing all pictures where the flash fired. I can't seem to find where I would conduct this search.
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Re: Searching EXIF data
« Reply #1 on: 2019-01-24 19:55:48 »
I am trying to search for photos by EXIF data. Such as showing all pictures where the flash fired. I can't seem to find where I would conduct this search.

The Search function (Edit | Find) doesn't operate on your image files, but on the database. This is because opening each and every file to check its metadata would be slow, and it wouldn't work at all with files that are stored offline.

So, for this to work, the metadata that you're looking for must be present in the database. You can get it there by creating user fields in your database (Database | Setup User Fields) that have exactly the same names as the metadata fields that you want to incorporate. That will cause TP, when it thumbnails a file and finds metadata, to copy the values to the same-named user fields in the database (provided that under Options | Preferences | Metadata, you have activated 'Automatically Populate User Fields From Metadata').

As to those metadata and user field names, here is an old list for the most popular EXIF and IPTC fields (I'm not sure if some or all of those have changed in recent versions of TP. In your TP10 program folder, there's a Data subfolder which contains files named xmpnames.dat and xmpvalues.dat which may contain different names - I didn't check).

EXIF
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AFFocusPos
AFPoint
AFPoint2
Aperture
AuxLens
BitsPerSample
Brightness
BurstSeq
CFAPattern
CanonISO
CanonMeterMode
ColorMode
Colorspace
CompPixelSize
ComponentConfig
Compression
Contrast
Copyright
DateTimeDig
DateTimeMod
DateTimeOrig
DigitalZoom
Distance
DriveMode
EasyMode
ExifHeight
ExifInteropOfs
EXIFVersion
ExifWidth
ExposeMode
ExposureBias
ExposureIdx
ExposureProg
ExposureTime
FLLong
FLShort
FLUnit
FStop
FileSource
FirmwareVer
Flash
FlashActivity
FlashBias
FlashDetails
FlashMode
FlashPixVersion
FlashSetting
FocalLength
FocalResUnit
FocalXRes
FocalYRes
FocusMode
FocusType
FreqResponse
G1FocusMode
ISOSelection
ISOSpeed
ImageAdj
ImageDescr
ImageHeight
ImageNumber
ImageSize
ImageWidth
JpegFormat
JpegFormatLen
JpegProc
LightSource
Macro
Make
MakerNote
ManFocusDist
MaxAperture
MeteringMode
Model
NikonISO
OECF
Orientation
OwnerName
PixelComponents
PlanarConfig
Quality
RefBlackWhite
ResolutionUnit
SamplesPerPixel
Saturation
SceneType
SelfTimer
SensingMeth
SerialNumber
Sharpening
Sharpness
ShutterSpeed
SpectralSens
SubjectLoc
UserComment
Version
WhiteBalance
XResolution
YCbCrPosition
YCbCrSubSample
YResolution

IPTC
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AudioDuration
AudioOutCue
AudioSampRate
AudioSampRes
AudioType
ByLine
ByLineTitle
Caption
Category
City
Contact
Copyright
Country
Credit
DateCreated
EditStatus
ExpireDate
ExpireTime
FixtureId
Headline
ImageType
Keyword
LanguageId
ObjectCycle
ObjectName
OrigProgram
OrigTransRef
PriLocationCode
ProgramVersion
ProvinceState
RecordVersion
ReleaseDate
ReleaseTime
Source
SpecialInstr
Sublocation
SuppCategory
TimeCreated
Urgency
Writer


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Re: Searching EXIF data
« Reply #2 on: 2019-01-25 10:08:15 »
Thank you!!