Once film data is imported, you can load images to match them to the imported shooting data.
- Select a film roll you want to load images for.
- Click "Load Images" to select a folder with the images you want matched. Meta35 supports matching for JPEG and TIFF images.
- When all images are loaded, you can select a scan and Meta35 will select the appropriate frame data and show all relevant information.
- If the number of images in the selected folder is not the same as the number of frames in the selected roll, you will be prompted to choose a different folder, or exclude certain frames or images from embedding. If you have more shooting data than scans, right-click undesired frames and choose "Exclude". For the reverse situation, right-click undesired frames and choose "Exclude from Embedding".
- Some images may not be properly rotated. To rotate an image, select it and use "Rotate" buttons at the top to rotate the image as desired. Finally, click "Apply" to rotate the image. Please note that the actual image is not rotated -Meta35 simply adds an EXIF flag for selected image orientation just like a digital camera would do.
- If your scans are out of order, select the scans to move, then use "Move" buttons to change the order. You can also right-click the selected scans and use "Move to Top" or "Move to Bottom" to speed up the process. Alternatively, you can also right-click a scan and use "Sort" menu to sort your scans by file name or file date.
- If you want to set your image metadata to be the same across all scans, select the image to synchronize metadata from, then hold Ctrl key to select images to synchronize to. When done, right-click a selected scan and choose "Sync Metadata across Images". It's a good idea to do this before doing any per-image editing, if you plan on doing that.
- When ready, click "Embed Data" and Meta35 will record all shooting data along with any metadata you provided into the scanned images.
- All frame rolls where data has been embedded will have "Yes" in "Embedded" column. Making any change to the data will erase that mark and require clicking "Embed Data" button again in order for updated information to be put inside the scans.
NOTE 1: When embedding into a set of scans for the first time, Meta35 creates a backup of all images in the same folder. This is done in order to protect your original scans from any unlikely issues that may arise during data embedding process. You can disable that behavior in Meta35 preferences.
NOTE 2: When using Meta35 on OS X to embed information into the TIFF files, shooting data will be embedded as expected, but certain metadata fields may not be written. This behavior will change in a future version to allow for complete data set to be written. This does not apply to Windows version of Meta35 nor to JPEG files on OS X -in both of the latter cases files receive the full data set under all conditions.
Once the synchronization is complete, your images are ready for import into Adobe Lightroom or any other EXIF-compatible software.
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