Not having embedded shooting metadata is kinda annoying. There are ways around it, like getting stored data out of the camera, but I don't have the gear for that yet.
You must start with the files outside of Dropbox, otherwise exiftool will keep failing because Dropbox freaks out when the files disappears or is renamed quickly. You can use C:\Users\furinkan\Pictures\ for this
- Write a notes.txt for the photos
Tag dates and camera data with AnalogExif
- You can tag coarse timestamps now, which would be nice. At the very least, if the timestamps are all the same then Lightroom will resort to filename sorting once imported, which is probably what you want (except if you shot on the Canon, which shoots from the end of the roll first).
- Auto-tag exposure numbers as well, that's nice
- Tag GPS if it's convenient, might as well have that in the raws too. Find the location in Google Maps, then get the Degrees-Minutes-Seconds coordinates from it
- Tag the camera settings if you've got them
Use exiftools on the raws to populate the correct date fields, otherwise LR will import using the file's scan date
exiftool -XMP-xmp:CreateDate= "-FileCreateDate<DateTimeOriginal" "-FileModifyDate<DateTimeOriginal" "-IFD0:ModifyDate<DateTimeOriginal" "-XMP-xmp:ModifyDate<DateTimeOriginal" *.jpg
- Import to Lightroom as normal
- Make a new collection for the roll
- Fix rotations
- Add to the All Film Shots collection as well
File ordering should already be correct thanks to AnalogExif
- It's common for rolls to be scanned in reverse shooting order, or for file mtimes to be out of sequence
- Adjust seconds/minutes to get all shots to the correct timestamp now
- Using Lightroom, move the files to the correct folder on disk if needed. But they should've imported correctly already
- Perform face tagging
- GPS tag as well if you haven't already
Now you can move the raws into Dropbox where they'll live, in Dropbox/Photos/0000_film_scans/
Inspect all info on a file, use this to figure out why LR is still seeing a current date on an old film scan.
exiftool -a -G1 -s c:\images\test.jpg