How to get shooting info metadata from Olympus files into Lightroom?

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by mdg, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. mdg

    mdg New to Mu-43

    Aug 22, 2012
    Olympus Viewer shows shooting info, which I find pretty useful sometimes (see the picture below).
    For example, it tells me about Shooting and Focus Modes used when pictures were taken.
    Lightroom, on the other hand, does not seem to show this information, which is not a part of EXIF.
    I do all my file management and post-processing in Lightroom and it looks time-consuming to switch to Olympus Viewer in order to get a shooting info.
    I wonder, if it is it possible to view/import shooting info from Olympus files in Lightroom?
    N.B. I use Lightroom 4.1 and Olympus Viewer 3

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  2. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Well it is possible. Jeffrey Friedl makes a plugin for Lightroom called metadata wrangler (I think).

    It is a bit klunky though ( especially compared) to his other plugins. What it does is produce for an image about 50 lines of metadata which aren't in Lightroom. Maybe you will like it but it is a rather long winded way of getting what I feel is only a couple of extra lines of 'useful' information such as flash EV.