Author Topic: Open: Support metadata for .heic files in .xmp files  (Read 701 times)

Offline Hayo Baan

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Open: Support metadata for .heic files in .xmp files
« on: May 05, 2019, 09:29:39 AM »
Currently PM doesn't understand .heic files at all. This is a pity, but we could already get quite bit further if (ordered by priority):

1) PM joins existing .xmp files with .heic files (so if there is a .xmp file for a .heic, it is hidden in the contact sheet).
2) PM reads the metadata for the .heic file from existing .xmp files and shows it as such
3) PM allows writing metadata to .heic in the .xmp file

Implementing this shouldn't be too hard, I think, since this is basically how it is done for .mov files already.

Note: Photoshop (Camera Raw) writes edits to .heic files in the .xmp file as well.
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Re: Open: Support metadata for .heic files in .xmp files
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 07:29:01 AM »
Since .heic is the file that the iphone camera produces, I suspect that .heic photos are among the most common file formats for photos now.  I agree that it's a pity that PM can't work with them.

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Re: Open: Support metadata for .heic files in .xmp files
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 10:06:57 AM »
Thanks for the feedback,
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-Pablo