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Editing Camera Image Metadata with R

Neil Saunders has some trail cameras:

The camera model I chose is the Campark T85 which for me, had the right combination of features and price point. One useful feature is the ability to transfer images and video to a phone wirelessly (albeit through a rather clunky phone app). Unfortunately, images retrieved in this way have one major flaw: an almost-complete absence of metadata. There is no GPS in the camera of course, but the EXIF data does not include the date/time of the image, nor the camera make.

With a little research, I found a way to add this information to the images later using R and some additional software named exiftool. Here’s how I did it.

Read on to see how Neil solved this issue with a bit of R.