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Offline LadyJade

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PM 6 doesn't show IPTC-Keywords/Metadata
« on: March 21, 2020, 04:58:16 AM »
We use PM for over ten years and we work very long with Version 4.6. Now we decided to update to Version 6.0. The Transfer of our settings was no problem and also the structured keywords are there. But now we had to find out that the keywords from our photos, which had already been edited with Version 4.6, have disappeared in Version 6.0.
After some analysis we find out that difference is IPTC vs. XMP. In the first years with PM 4.3 we stored the metadata into the IPTC section. Beginning with PM 4.6 we use the XMP section to store metadata.  Photomechanic 4.x shows metadata like keywords either from IPTC and XMP blocks. So it doesn’t matter for the PM user in which sections the metadata is located. But PM 6 only shows XMP data. We are not able to find a setting which turn PM6 back to the PM 4.6 behavior to show the metadata of any photo independent in which section it is located.

Today we run PM Version 6.0, build 4155 with Windows 10 Pro

Do you have any suggestions how to fix this? 

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Re: PM 6 doesn't show IPTC-Keywords/Metadata
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 08:54:35 AM »
Could you please post:

A screenshot of your PM 4.6 IPTC/XMP settings
A screenshot of your PM 6 IPTC/XMP settings
One of your images that PM 6 isn't showing the expected metadata (if it has an XMP sidecar file, please post that as well)

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Re: PM 6 doesn't show IPTC-Keywords/Metadata
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 09:40:06 AM »
Hi Kirk,

enclosed the screenshots and the example image where the metadata is missing.


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Re: PM 6 doesn't show IPTC-Keywords/Metadata
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 10:21:58 AM »
Thank you.  We'll take a look at this on Monday morning.

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Re: PM 6 doesn't show IPTC-Keywords/Metadata
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 05:37:52 PM »
OK it looks like our logic for loading IPTC (IIM) vs XMP has a bug that apparently only affects Windows systems, and only when you have a RAW file that has embedded IPTC only.  No embedded XMP or XMP sidecar.  The sample file you provided has no XMP at all.  This combination causes PM to ignore the embedded IPTC in your NEF.

We have a fix and this will be included in the next update to PM6.  We will update you directly with a test build.

One temporary workaround would be to "touch" the files using PM5 (make some metadata change that would cause XMP to become embedded or put into a sidecar).  I suggest you contact our support department on suggestions for this (one way is to select tagged, then un-tag and re-tag, then select inverse and tag and un-tag).

Thanks for reporting this.

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Re: PM 6 doesn't show IPTC-Keywords/Metadata
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 01:02:56 PM »
Hi Camera Bits Team,

after the new update all metadata are visible again.  :) :) :)

Many thanks for your support.

Kind regards and stay healthy.