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Offline mstamper77

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I changed the keywords on a file via photomechanic's Structured Keywords Panel. I UNCHECKED the append box, as I wanted to make sure that I completely replaced the keywords.

My PM preferences for jpeg, tiff, psd, dng (it was a jpg file) indicate to "Update both embedded IPTC and IPTC4XMP". There is no XMP file in the directory.

I noticed that my Apple Finder smart folder refused to update it's results. I did a Get Info in the finder, and still saw the OLD keywords. Then I looked a the file in Nikon Capture NX2 and also saw the OLD keywords.

The capture NX manual uses the term XMP/IPTC info, but doesn't say much else about what standard it adheres to.

Is there an explanation for this?



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Re: Yet another metadata question....Apple Finder, NX2 vs photomechanic
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 08:11:20 PM »
I changed the keywords on a file via photomechanic's Structured Keywords Panel. I UNCHECKED the append box, as I wanted to make sure that I completely replaced the keywords.

My PM preferences for jpeg, tiff, psd, dng (it was a jpg file) indicate to "Update both embedded IPTC and IPTC4XMP". There is no XMP file in the directory.

I noticed that my Apple Finder smart folder refused to update it's results. I did a Get Info in the finder, and still saw the OLD keywords. Then I looked a the file in Nikon Capture NX2 and also saw the OLD keywords.

The capture NX manual uses the term XMP/IPTC info, but doesn't say much else about what standard it adheres to.

Is there an explanation for this?

Does Photo Mechanic show the updated keyword list?

-Kirk

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Re: Yet another metadata question....Apple Finder, NX2 vs photomechanic
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 06:02:41 PM »
Yes, PM does show the updated list. It looks fine. I meant to write that above.

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Re: Yet another metadata question....Apple Finder, NX2 vs photomechanic
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 07:07:37 PM »
Yes, PM does show the updated list. It looks fine. I meant to write that above.

Can you send me the sample JPEG file please?

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Re: Yet another metadata question....Apple Finder, NX2 vs photomechanic
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008, 07:10:32 PM »
This isn't turning out to be so consistent to reproduce. It's happened several times, but not with consistency. I'll keep working on it.

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Re: Yet another metadata question....Apple Finder, NX2 vs photomechanic
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2008, 07:42:04 PM »
This isn't turning out to be so consistent to reproduce. It's happened several times, but not with consistency. I'll keep working on it.

I only need one example (it can be from a few days ago.)

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Re: Yet another metadata question....Apple Finder, NX2 vs photomechanic
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 05:31:49 AM »
Problem is that when I discovered the first case, I then changed it using capture NX, so I feared that I'd complicated/corrupted the file, at least from a debugging standpoint. I'll send that one anyway when I get home from work tonight.