« on: June 03, 2014, 02:21:38 AM »
Seriouly, people that have suggestions about shortcomings if ExifTool SHOULD NOT post about it here, but should use the ExifTool forums that exist for precisely this reason.I use ExifToolGUI ( http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/~bogdan/ ) to run ExifTool in a nice GUI environment. It is quite efficient for mass editing of EXIF data.
ExifTool and its GUIs were previously discussed. From my perspective, when processing a thousand images per day it eats up time to go back and forth between multiple programs. That also introduces a greater likelihood of generating errors while editing the files and then having to correct them. My time is not cheap to expend long-term and is worth far less than the $ to buy Lightroom and donate a bit to support LensTagger. Which is why the OP asked about a quick batch workflow, not just EXIF editing software.
On the plus side, I liked this particular ExifTool GUI the best and it would probably be my choice if I didn't have concerns of workflow efficiency. It's probably a great choice for a lot of other readers here.
Ideally someone needs to write a plugin that works in both Photoshop and Lightroom. Perhaps I can talk some college CS majors into doing that as a project. If it ever happens, I'll post back about it here. For now, folks who have suggestions about any shortcomings of the ExifTool code can post about it here.