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Offline Sayangku

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Ho to create XMP sidecar files with Leica DNG?
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:27:00 pm »
Hi,
I am using PM to caption and create XMP files for my RAWs. I am working with several kind of camera and while XMP files are automatically created for Canon and Sony raws (cr2 and arw files), It doesnt create any for Leica Raw ( dng). The captions get into the IPTC.
Could you tell me how to get XMP for DNG too?
Thank you in advance
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Re: Ho to create XMP sidecar files with Leica DNG?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 10:17:11 pm »
I am using PM to caption and create XMP files for my RAWs. I am working with several kind of camera and while XMP files are automatically created for Canon and Sony raws (cr2 and arw files), It doesnt create any for Leica Raw ( dng). The captions get into the IPTC.
Could you tell me how to get XMP for DNG too?

DNG files contain XMP metadata.  There is no need to create sidecar files for DNG files since the file format supports embedding XMP metadata naturally.

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Re: Ho to create XMP sidecar files with Leica DNG?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 11:33:42 pm »
Thx Kirk, for some reason I actually need to create XMP files separated from the DNG files. Is there any way to create them?
I would really appreciate your advice on this.
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Re: Ho to create XMP sidecar files with Leica DNG?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 07:07:15 am »
Thx Kirk, for some reason I actually need to create XMP files separated from the DNG files. Is there any way to create them?
I would really appreciate your advice on this.

Not with Photo Mechanic, no.  ExifTool can do this for you and it is a free application that runs on both macOS and Windows.  Here is a thread on the ExifTool forum talking about extracting XMP sidecar files from DNGs:

http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/exiftool/forum/index.php?topic=5041.0

You can get ExifTool here:  https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

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Re: Ho to create XMP sidecar files with Leica DNG?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 01:59:06 pm »
Thank you Kirk