Lens EXIF info not showing in Photos after Catalina

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Lens EXIF info not showing in Photos after Catalina

Post by PakkyT » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:42 pm

I use GC to add Lens info to my photos without this info. Pre-Catalina when these photos were then added to Apple Photos the lens info shows up correctly, but under Catalina lens info not seen by Photos. Not sure if this is a CG or Photo problem. Note I also upgraded GC to 11.1 just before applying Catalina.

These two you can see the Lens info was applied identically, but top one was done pre-Catalina and pre-GC 11.1 and bottom one after GC 11.1 and Catalina...
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NOTE: originally I applied the same lens name to the second one, so I tried to shorten it a bit and see if that made a difference. Hence the slightly different name. But originally I applied it exactly the same and has this issue still.
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Re: Lens EXIF info not showing in Photos after Catalina

Post by PakkyT » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:43 pm

And in Apple Photos...
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Re: Lens EXIF info not showing in Photos after Catalina

Post by forum_adm » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:54 pm

Can I get the image file at support@lemkesoft.de ?

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Re: Lens EXIF info not showing in Photos after Catalina

Post by PakkyT » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:42 pm

I have sent both files, the JPG that does show lens info correctly in Photos and the one I just tried today and does not. As another data point, I did take the original file that works and added it to photos again under Catalina and it still shows the lens info correctly in Photos.

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Re: Lens EXIF info not showing in Photos after Catalina

Post by forum_adm » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:36 pm

That looks like a Photos issue.

The Exif data for the lens is stored following to the Exif standard.

Also, Preview shows the correct values.

So, maybe open an Apple bug report for Photos.

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Re: Lens EXIF info not showing in Photos after Catalina

Post by PakkyT » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:53 pm

I just tried an experiment and simply copied the "Exif with GPS for paste" command and copied from the working file to the one not showing lens. I then added the previously non working file to Apple's Photos and now it is showing the lens info correctly. So somehow I altered the EXIF of the "problem" file originally in a way that prevented Photos from seeing the lens info.

I will keep an eye on this problem as I do the same sort of edit on future files and will update this thread if I discover a root cause.

Thanks for looking at the files for me.

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