Losing all EXIF data on media (2 posts)

  1. duralict
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello! I'm totally stumped and really need help, and this doesn't seem to be a problem that anyone else is having. I'm trying to make a map-based photoblog and I have it all set up how I want it, but I'm running into some serious difficulties actually getting my images onto the blog.

    In a nutshell, every time I upload a picture, it loses most of its EXIF data. I've tried it using the built-in Media system, several plugins (YAPB, PhotoQ), email-to-post - it doesn't seem to matter how it ends up in the database, as soon as it's in there the EXIF is gone. There are dozens of plugins that are designed specifically to pull the GPS EXIF data from uploaded images, so there HAS to be a way to get my pictures up without sacrificing the EXIF data, but I'm at a total loss as to how.

    Some things I've already tried:
    -I can see the EXIF just fine in Preview and on images uploaded via FTP to non-Wordpress sites, including on the same server. So the EXIF is definitely part of the image when it's selected in the upload dialogues.
    -It doesn't seem to matter how the images are added to the WordPress database (plugins, media uploader), once they're in there the EXIF is gone.
    -I have multiple WordPress installations running on different sites and they're all doing this. They have no plugins or modifications in common except the Atahualpa base theme.
    -It's not a thumbnail or WordPress-native image editor issue; unmodified full-size images accessed via their URL in the file structure, thumbnails and generated resizes all have the same problem.

    I'm pretty sure I just have something set up wrong, but I just can't find it and it's driving me crazy. All I want is for WordPress to stop discarding the metadata on my uploaded photos. Please help.

  2. Fotoura
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem. I can only assume that it's an intentional part of the upload process to strip the exif information out. What I do know is that there are other tools out there that allow you or your users to upload images to your site (i.e. TDO mini forms) that don't strip the exif information out.

    Unfortunately they don't necessarily resize the images like the wordpress media uploader does.

    Very frustrating as I, similarly, don't understand the benefit of stripping the exif information out.

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