Metadata may not be glamorous, but it's a priceless tool for managing and organizing photos. Your camera records metadata with every shot: the date, time, camera and lens settings, and much more. You can also add metadata using programs like Adobe Lightroom.
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey demystifies metadata, describing what it is and showing how it's an essential part of photo management, from categorizing photos to creating fun searches, such as "show me all the photos I took a year ago today."
- Viewing image metadata
- Creating and using metadata presets in Lightroom
- Importing metadata from the camera
- Adding metadata to batches of images
- Correcting metadata for capture time
- Getting location information with auto GPS
- Mapping locations manually
- Resolving and avoiding metadata conflicts
- Backing up metadata
- Locating your images with a simple metadata search
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hi there. I'm Tim Grey. And in this course we're going to talk about metadata in the context of photography. If you are at all familiar with the concept of metadata as it relates to your photographic workflow. You might not consider it the most exciting topic in the world but I assure you. It is a critically important topic when it comes to organizing your photos. In short, if you ever want to find a given photo at any given time, you're going to need metadata in most cases to track it down. Metadata can also be tremendously valuable when it comes to reminding yourself about particular details related to a photo.
We're going to explore where metadata comes from. The metadata that your camera creates for you automatically, the metadata that you can add to your images, after the capture in post processing. In this case, I'm going to be using Adobe Lightroom. Because that's the software I use for managing my own photos. But the same concepts that we'll be talking about also relate to a wide variety of other software applications for managing your photos. I think you'll find that exploring metadata. Understanding metadata a little bit better will enable you to think more about your own workflow for organizing your photos.
And will help make sure that that workflow is more efficient and more useful in your photography. So join me as we explore the world of metadata in photography.