PS CS camera raw, getting full camera EXIF data from raw file into jpeg

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Hitchkas, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Hitchkas

    Hitchkas Guest

    I use camera raw and edit my Canon raw images in CS. When the result
    is saved as JPG file, the embedded EXIF contains only PhotoShop's meta
    data, basically software name, and editing date and time. The original
    camera EXIF data is not included in the resulting JPG file.

    I have tried setting and unsetting several options but cannot make
    PhotoShop to include camera's original EXIF data into the resulting JPG

    Which options do you set in CS to include camera's original EXIF data
    into JPG file when using camera raw?
    Hitchkas, Apr 1, 2005
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  2. How did you save to JPEG? Did you use 'Save for the web' by any chance?
    Johan W. Elzenga, Apr 1, 2005
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  3. Hitchkas

    Eric Gill Guest

    Use "Save As" instead of "Save for Web."
    Eric Gill, Apr 1, 2005
  4. Hitchkas

    Hitchkas Guest

    Yes, I use "Save as". As a matter of fact never used the "Save for the
    web" option. So here is the process:

    1- use the file browser to open a "CRW" image (Canon raw format). All
    camera exif tags are indeed present in the meta data tab.

    2- Do image manipulation using camara raw, then click on "OK" button.
    Camera raw plugin closes and the image appears in its own window.

    3- Use "file, Save as" to save as a jpeg file. Open the resulting Jpeg
    image in an image viewer and look at EXIF data. There are only few
    EXIF tags related to PhotoShop embedded in the image, for example
    "software" and "color space" tags. No camera related tags, such as
    camera make and model, date and time photo taken, shutter speed, etc
    are embedded in the image.

    I want to know if there is a way, when using camera raw plugin, to get
    the camera generated EXIF tags into the image. Needless to say camera
    jpeg files maintain their camera tags when edited with Photoshop.
    Hitchkas, Apr 2, 2005
  5. The camera related info should be in the image. Photoshop does preserve
    the tags when opening a RAW image and does NOT strip them if you use
    "Save as..." and save in JPEG. Perhaps it's "an image viewer" that
    doesn't show it correctly. Have you opened the JPEG in Photoshop again
    to see if the tags are still there?
    Johan W. Elzenga, Apr 2, 2005
  6. Hitchkas

    Hitchkas Guest

    Thanks for the tip. When saved as jpeg from camera raw, the full
    camera exif tags can be viewed in PhotoShop's file browser meta data
    tab, but they don't show up for example using Windows XP's "Properties,
    summary, advanced" and also Irfanview 3.95. An original camera jpeg
    file's camera exif tags are viewable with both the Irfanview and also
    Windows XP properties applet.

    Can you view camera exif tags in any other application or applet
    besides PhotoShop's file browser?
    Hitchkas, Apr 3, 2005
  7. Yes, I can. I cannot try the particular programs you mention, becaue I
    use a Macintosh, but I can see them in a Macintosh program called
    'GraphicConverter'. If the meta data can be viewed in ANY program, it
    means they are still there. It could be that Photoshop for Windows has a
    but that Photoshop for Macintosh doesn't have, but I have never heard of
    it so that's seems rather unlikely.
    Johan W. Elzenga, Apr 3, 2005
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