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  • Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

    My E-520 always puts "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" as a caption on my images. When I send slide shows to people it shows up on the image? I hate always having to remember to turn that off in the post processing. Is there a way to turn it off so the camera does not do that?

    Thanks

    CH...

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    Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

    'fraid not. I had extensive dialogue with Olympus about this, and they confirmed the only way to change it was post-capture.
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      Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

      Man, that is terrible. I guess I'll just have to try to remember then.

      Cheers,

      CH...

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      • #4
        Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

        This is an IPTC metadata field. If you use something like Lightroom or Adobe Bridge - or any other package that lets you edit the IPTC metadata, you can easily delete the caption text.

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        • #5
          Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

          Agreed, but it would be nice to be able to turn it off in camera in the first place. And with Lightroom at least, you can't do it automatically on initial import.
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          • #6
            Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
            Agreed, but it would be nice to be able to turn it off in camera in the first place. And with Lightroom at least, you can't do it automatically on initial import.
            Are you sure about that? I haven't tried the Caption field specifically, but I do have default custom metadata (copyright, author name, etc.) which is applied on import with LR.

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              Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

              Originally posted by Ian View Post
              Are you sure about that? I haven't tried the Caption field specifically, but I do have default custom metadata (copyright, author name, etc.) which is applied on import with LR.

              Ian
              Yep, just tested it. In Lightroom if your metadata preset for the IPTC Caption field is empty and active, the field remains empty after import.

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              • #8
                Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

                Thanks Ian - I had tried that before but stupidly I think I forgot to set the tick!
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                • #9
                  Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

                  Well that is good news at least. I will have to set those options up in LR so that I don't forget to do it.

                  I do agree that it would be nice to do it in camera though.

                  Thanks for you quick replies and comments.

                  Cheers,

                  CH...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

                    Originally posted by CoolHand_79 View Post
                    My E-520 always puts "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" as a caption on my images. When I send slide shows to people it shows up on the image? I hate always having to remember to turn that off in the post processing. Is there a way to turn it off so the camera does not do that?

                    Thanks

                    CH...
                    if you mean the EXIF data then you cannot take it off the camera, as it is part of the software and forms a pattern of flags for external software. You can easily take it off your pictures using something like 'Irfanview v4.25' and use the batch saving all your files "in a different folder", so as not to save the new files over your existing files.
                    If you want to edit every tag EXIF in the file then you could use something like the freeware 'Quick EXIF Editor'. But once again, a lot of software use some of the flags and parameters stored in the EXIF data. Good luck
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                    • #11
                      Re: Auto Caption - How do I turn it off.

                      Originally posted by Ian View Post
                      Yep, just tested it. In Lightroom if your metadata preset for the IPTC Caption field is empty and active, the field remains empty after import.

                      Ian
                      This has been driving me crazy ever since I first started using Olympus digital cameras several years ago.

                      I just tried it with Lightroom 4, and it works!

                      Many, many, thanks!

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