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Do you ever shoot with older lenses that are not able to transmitting metadata to the digicam if you shoot? In that case, you may need to check out NameThatLens, a cross-platform program that simplifies the method of including lens data to picture information.

NameThatLens was developed by Georg Fiedler, a photographer who typically shoots with basic and classic guide lenses. ‘In contrast to with a contemporary auto-focus lens, a digital digicam has no method of figuring out what lens was used to take a photograph, or certainly what the aperture and focal size have been set to,’ says Fiedler within the NameThatLens announcement put up, including ‘it’s due to this fact not attainable to document this metadata within the picture Uncooked file or processed JPEG file.’

Fiedler says he got here throughout the LensTagger plugin for Lightroom, however felt restricted, as a result of he typically makes use of different post-processing applications equivalent to Darktable. So, he got down to develop his personal model—one that might work throughout Home windows, MacOS and Linux computer systems. The consequence was NameThatLens.

In Fiedler’s personal phrases, ‘NameThatLens, in its present type, is basically a GUI for the fantastic ExifTool by Phil Harvey.’ However the objective is to show it right into a standalone program ‘within the close to future.’

At present, you possibly can create creator profiles, lens profiles and picture parameters. The creator profile tab of NameThatLens provides artist and copyright data to the photographs, the lens profile tab is a group of the guide lenses you shoot with and the picture parameter tab enables you to set the aperture, focal size (if it is a zoom lens) and different particulars.

As of penning this, the next codecs are examined and confirmed to work with NameThatLens: JPG, ARW, ORF, and RAF, though Fiedler notes that almost all any picture file you throw its method ought to ‘theoretically’ work.

Fiedler notes that this system is in Alpha part, that means there’s nonetheless work to be executed and bugs to squash. Nonetheless, in case you’re nice with presumably operating into just a few snags, you are free to obtain it and take it for a spin. At present, the MacOS and Linux variations can be found, with the Home windows model set to be ‘launched shortly.’

You could find out extra data on NameThatLens, full with set up directions on Fiedler’s NameThatLens webpage.


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