Aperture 2.1.3 fixes (some) missing EXIF export tags…and more!

Yesterday, Apple released a new version of it’s photo management and raw conversion software Aperture. The issues addressed include:

  • Nikon images imported using a direct camera-to-computer connection now display thumbnails correctly in the Import window.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause duplicate image versions to be created after rebuilding a library.
  • Fixed a library issue that prevented operation of the Relocate or Consolidate commands in some circumstances.

The fixed import-thumbnails issue is great news for Nikon D700 users. Finally, we’re able to see what photos we’re about to import from our camera. I also checked if they fixed an annoying EXIF metadata export issue when exporting a photo – and to my big surprise, they did!

EXIF data
EXIF data

As you can see in the screenshot above, EXIF Viewer displays the latitude/longitude metadata information in an exported Aperture photo when using Aperture 2.1.3. The master image was a raw camera file which I exported as a JPEG. Unfortunately, lens information is still missing in the exported photos :(

4 replies on “Aperture 2.1.3 fixes (some) missing EXIF export tags…and more!”

  1. Oh … I’m sorry. I just re-read your post and you already mentioned that the update fixed the missing EXIF problem only partially. Apologies.

  2. Can I ask how you got the GPS information into your master file? Was it geotagged prior to loading your images into the Aperture library? I am finding that my exported versions still do not retain the GPS coordinates from Aperture if I am using a plug-in within Aperture (i.e. Maperture) to add the GPS information. It only seems to work if I do one of the following:

    1) Apply GPS information to the images prior to importing them to the Aperture library, using a standalone program such as GPSPhotoLinker.

    2) Import the masters into Aperture, use a geotagging plug-in (in my case Maperture), export the Masters out of Aperture, delete the project from Aperture, and finally re-import the masters in Aperture. Obviously this is a tedious process, so I am currently using method #1.

    Do you have the same issues? If not, how are you getting around the problem I have described above?


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