ARen not reading GPS data from some files

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#1 : 06/10-22 11:57
Mario
Mario
Posts: 1
Hi,
the GPS tags usually works fine, but for _some_ pictures (taken with the same phone) ARen does not seem to be able to read the EXIF data that are indeed contained in the file (as shown below).
Is there any way I can have ARen work for these files?

Example:

ARen
-----------------------------------
IMG_6381.HEIC => <GPS Lat>-<GPS Lng> => 0.0000-0.0000 (blue-colored line)

EXIF data from Irfanview
-----------------------------------
Filename - IMG_6381.HEIC
Make - Apple
Model - iPhone 8
...
GPS information: -
GPSLatitudeRef - N
GPSLatitude - 45 59 57.619999 (45.999339)
GPSLongitudeRef - E
GPSLongitude - 8 56 54.52 (8.948478)
GPSAltitudeRef - Above Sea Level
GPSAltitude - 280.10 m
GPSImgDirectionRef - True direction
GPSImgDirection - 97.412262
GPSDateStamp - 2022:01:26


06/10-22 11:57
#2 : 07/10-22 13:47
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 1026
A blue filename entry in the list indicates that this is a paired file. This means that it will be renamed to match the corresponding auxiliary file (with the same name but a different extension). Basically, ARen will be looking for GPS metadata in the auxiliary file and NOT in the image file.

If you do not need pair renaming then disable the feature by unchecking the (Pair renaming) box.

Unfortunately, the priority order of files for pairing appears to be hard coded and cannot be altered by reordering the list, as appears to be suggested in the User Guide. If you do need paired filenames then it is relatively easy to code this manually using scripting.

However, I'm surprised that the .heic file is being identified as a pair - normally I would expect the image file to be identified as the primary file. Is there really another file in the list with the same name?

See https://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/filep airs
(File pair option moved to main window in ver. 3.84, 8 Oct. 2018)


07/10-22 13:47
#3 : 01/11-22 08:26
Genie Herron
Genie Herron
Posts: 1
Reply to #2:
"A blue filename entry in the list indicates that this is a paired file. This means that it will be renamed to match the corresponding auxiliary file (with the same name but a different extension). Basically, ARen will be looking for GPS metadata in the auxiliary file and NOT in the image file.

If you do not need pair renaming then disable the feature by unchecking the (Pair renaming) box.

Unfortunately, the priority order of files for pairing appears to be hard coded and cannot be altered by reordering the list, as appears to be suggested in the User Guide. If you do need paired filenames then it is relatively easy to code this manually using scripting.

However, I'm surprised that the .heic file is being identified as a pair - normally I would expect the image file to be identified as the primary file. Is there really another file in the list with the same name?

See https://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/filep airs
https://backroomsgame.io
(File pair option moved to main window in ver. 3.84, 8 Oct. 2018)"

Thank you so much! I'll check out the link.


01/11-22 08:26