For RAW files edited in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and then exported as JPEG files, the files’ MakerNotes will be deleted upon export.  MakerNotes metadata contains a plethora of camera, lens, and exposure specific information which is unique to each manufacturer.  Typically, much more detailed metadata is available in MakerNotes than in EXIF, including all camera settings used during photo capture, and even recording lens specifics and serial numbers.

RAWmeta is designed to smartly reinsert (copy) MakerNotes back into those JPEG files.  Copied metadata is appended to any existing metadata.  RAWmeta does not copy metadata between files based on matching exported file names (which may be very different), but by temporarily renaming files to their SubSecDateTimeOriginal tag value, and then copying metadata based on these unique file names.  The original file names are restored after the copying process completes.

The option exists to automatically back up original RAW files prior to the copy process (should this level of confidence be desired).  Metadata may be copied between RAW and JPEG files which reside within different folders, or within the same folder.  In case of the latter, recursively processing into subdirectories is an option.

RAWmeta supports MakerNotes from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony professional cameras, and does not require installation.

Please test thoroughly before production use.

Digitally signed by Michael G Lee


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