by Dirk Moeller
I watched Fro's RAWtalk and they mentioned during the photo news a plug-in for Lightroom that analyzes the metadata from your library or, alternatively, a selected set of images.
You can find it under Lightroom Analytics and it is a free download. The result comes as a CSV file and a json file, which then can be used with the also free data viewer that works in your browser.
It's fairly simple: open the HTML file in your Chrome or Mozilla browser and drag the json file on there: bang - pie charts all the way :)
Even for me using Leica cameras it holds interesting information. (There's no connection between lens and camera, which means the camera guesstimates the aperture and I have to manually enter what type of lens is connected or have the lens coded with a 6 bit code - so everytime I forgot to switch lens info or didn't bother, it will register false values)
For example, here's how I use my lenses.
I think there is a reason why my go-bag has the 50, 28 and 15 in it. Or is it the other way around, do I use them so often because I have them with me?
So, there you are: free plug-in, good info, easy to use. What more would you want?
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