While playing around with the new geotagging Places feature in iPhoto ’09 I was pretty stunned by the fact that Aperture 2.1.2 doesn’t export the full EXIF header info when exporting photos from an Aperture project. I already found out that Aperture doesn’t include all EXIF fields for its preview pictures but I expected it to write all EXIF fields when doing a full-size JPEG-export and the Include Metadata option is selected in the export options.
Missing EXIF fields include:
- Lens model
- Lens minimum (mm)
- Lens maximum (mm)
- Flash exposure correction
- Serial number
All my exported and geotagged photos from Aperture do not show up with coordinates in iPhoto’s Places :( What’s even more disturbing is that this information is lost whenever an external plugin creates a new version according to this lone thread on Flickr.
Does anyone know a workaround? Is there a better export plugin?
EXIF header as seen by EXIFviewer