Save copyright settings in EXIF

Why useful

Nowadays images are used very often without permission. The copyright function allows you to save your name in the EXIF data while you shoot. This doesn’t secure that your images are not used without your permission but helps to justify that the image is taken by you. At least when EXIF data is not deleted.

How to set-up copyright settings?

1 Press “Menu” to open the main menu. Use the cursor buttons and go to Menu H1 and select “Copyright Settings” and press “OK”

2 Choose “Artist Name” to add the photographer’s name and open it by pressing the cursor button right. Press “OK” to input your Name.

3 press “End” as soon as you finished your name. In case you would like to cancel you can press “Menu”. The same can be done with the Copyright Name. I recommend making both, as you never know which of the fields is used from your editing software.

Speed up GPS signal recognition

In opposite to cellphones, cameras have to rely on the GPS signal for localization. The connection to satellites can take longer and therefore it could happen that the location information is not available when you take the image. That’s why the E-M1X supports the so Called assisted GPS (A-GPS). A-GPS saves the rough satellite position of the region in the camera. This helps the camera to find the satellite position and can locate the camera easier and faster.

Download A-GPS data

Olympus offers software for your home PC/Mac which is called “Olympus A-GPS Utility”, but I prefer to use it on my mobile OI.track as this allows me to download and transfer the A-GPS data at any time. OI.track is available on the Play Store or App Store, depending on whether you are using Android or iOS mobile phones. You can download and install the A-GPS data as flows.

1 Start OI.track and open settings by clicking the gear wheel in the upper right corner.

2 In the settings you find the button “Update GPS Assets Data”.

3 A dialog opens to start the download…

4 As soon as the data. is downloaded, start WiFi on your camera. When your camera is recognized by OI.track the software asks you whether you would like to use the newly downloaded A-GPS data. Please accept by pressing “Transfer”.

5 As soon as the A-GPS data is uploaded to the camera you have to restart your camera once. Afterward, you are ready to use them…