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Offline JerryL

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A goofy "how to do this" question
« on: March 22, 2010, 10:03:53 PM »
Hi there...

Here's the scene:  I have a flat folder that contains some 1200 JPGs.  This should have had both JPGs and NEFs that were generated from the camera, but somehow the NEFs were copied to a separate folder.

We did a first pass of selections, color tagging some 600 files before realizing the NEFs were missing.

I need to have the NEFs color tagged to match the JPGs.  Adding the NEFs back in and viewing as combo (NEF+JPG) makes the color tags appear to go away.  They're still there (confirmed when viewing as non-combo).

Is there a way to color tag the NEFs from the JPGs via PhotoMechanic?

Thanks!
Jerry

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Re: A goofy "how to do this" question
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 11:08:29 PM »
Jerry,

Here's the scene:  I have a flat folder that contains some 1200 JPGs.  This should have had both JPGs and NEFs that were generated from the camera, but somehow the NEFs were copied to a separate folder.

We did a first pass of selections, color tagging some 600 files before realizing the NEFs were missing.

I need to have the NEFs color tagged to match the JPGs.  Adding the NEFs back in and viewing as combo (NEF+JPG) makes the color tags appear to go away.  They're still there (confirmed when viewing as non-combo).

Is there a way to color tag the NEFs from the JPGs via PhotoMechanic?

Try using the 'Update IPTC/XMP' command on the Tools menu.  Set the 'Read IPTC/XMP from JPEG' radio button and then perform the Update.

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Re: A goofy "how to do this" question
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 01:49:43 AM »
No results for me, even if the NEF is in the same folder as the JPG. Update is inefficient.
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Re: A goofy "how to do this" question
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 06:52:11 AM »
No results for me, even if the NEF is in the same folder as the JPG. Update is inefficient.

Inefficient?  As in too slow?  Or as in it didn't work as expected?

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Re: A goofy "how to do this" question
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 10:34:38 AM »
no work.
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Re: A goofy "how to do this" question
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 11:27:54 AM »
no work.

OK, well are you instructing PM to put edits in your metadata?  Check the 'Add tag, color class, and rating to IPTC/XMP:' popup menu.  You'll want it to be set to 'For all photos'.

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