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Offline Sandersoni

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Display meta data from third party sidecar (.dop or .on1)
« on: January 14, 2022, 02:47:14 PM »
DxO PhotoLabs 5 is saving edits and meta data in their own .dop sidecar (which is an xmp file in anything but extension, see sample attachment), e.g.:

  • P1187890.RW2
  • P1187890.XMP
  • P1187890.JPG
  • P1187890.RW2.dop

One of the tags/labels in the .dop file that i am interested in seeing in the Photo Mechanic contact sheet is the processing status of an image:
  • Processing Status tag not present
  • Processing Status = 1 [raw edits made, .dop has being created]
  • Processing Status = 3 [the image has been processed/exported]

Is there a way to make these visible in PhotoMechanic?
Or to transfer them into the XMP?
Another option would be to flag the presence of a third party sidecard? I haven't been able to detect that from inside PM.

I previously worked with Adobe Camera Raw and to flag the presence of RAW edits in Photo Mechanic I run an EXIFTool script that sets the colour class/label based on the filesize of the xmp (above a certain size = RAW edits present).
But that would also be good to see/filter/screen natively without the need for a script.

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Re: Display meta data from third party sidecar (.dop or .on1)
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 07:31:26 PM »
DxO PhotoLabs 5 is saving edits and meta data in their own .dop sidecar (which is an xmp file in anything but extension, see sample attachment), e.g.:

  • P1187890.RW2
  • P1187890.XMP
  • P1187890.JPG
  • P1187890.RW2.dop

One of the tags/labels in the .dop file that i am interested in seeing in the Photo Mechanic contact sheet is the processing status of an image:
  • Processing Status tag not present
  • Processing Status = 1 [raw edits made, .dop has being created]
  • Processing Status = 3 [the image has been processed/exported]

Is there a way to make these visible in PhotoMechanic?

No, not currently.  Make a feature request.

-Kirk