Canon 7D: Forgotten Copyrights Settings
Most people tend to set their copyrights through Lightroom during the import, then forget about it. The problems start when they forget (like me) to sometimes use the import preset. The best place to set the copyright is in your camera. Canon has a full menu setting for setting the name of the photographer and the details of the copyright.
For most of us, the copyright and the photographer's name should be the same, but for companies, it's not. So it's possible to track the photographer working for the company.
Setting the copyright information on the Canon 7D is done through the third configuration menu.
Canon 7D: Copyright Information Setting Menu
Canon 7D: Author's Name
Canon 7D: Entering the Author's Name
And you do the same with the copyrights details.
- The problem with the copyright setting in the Canon 7D is that there is no ©. So you must/should/can enter (c).
- The author/photographer and the copyright details are stored in both the RAW and the JPEG files. The Canon 7D makes them part of the EXIF information.
- If you do not overwrite it something else in Lightroom, it will carry over in Lightroom and when exporting to JPEG, even if you select the select to minimize the embedded data. Guaranteed only with LR3.3+. There is a bug in the previous version before LR 3.3 that if you set the maximum JPEG file size, many of the EXIF information would be destroyed and on many occasions the copyright details were deleted, especially on small jpegs.