Author Topic: Photo Mechanic is eating my in-camera "Picture Control" settings for breakfast  (Read 335 times)

Offline bcaporicci

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I am having trouble with what - seems - to be Photo Mechanic wiping out XMP files on my RAF files. Here's what's happening:

I shoot with a Nikon Z6ii and I have 2 Picture Controls that I custom built in-camera - a B&W one (Monochrome+Green) and a colour one (Standard).

I do this because I always pick 1 or the other while shooting, with the intent of shooting that in colour or B&W, even though it's RAW.

When I import directly into Lightroom, I have the default set to "Camera Setting" so Lightroom can grab the "Camera Standard" profile for my colour shots and "Monochrome+Green" profile for my B&W shots. This works great.

But when I import using Photo Mechanic first, do my tagging and selects in there, and then import into Lightroom, it's like the in-camera settings/profile is lost (probably because Photo Mechanic makes its own XMP file?). All of the images default to "Camera Standard" instead. However, if I take the RAF file, copy it somewhere else, and then import that, it keeps the profile (Monochrome+Green or Standard). So it seems to be something Photo Mechanic is doing.

Any idea how to fix/correct this?

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Looks like turning this off - https://d.pr/i/IYGp9L (so - embedding the XMP) fixed it! Don't know if that's the "right" solution or not. But it worked!