[Shotwell] metadata exporting RAW
simonspa at kth.se
Wed Dec 29 08:46:39 PST 2010
yes, I followed the discussion you're referring to.
> However, it would require smarter meta-data handling that can handle meta-data
> differently depending on file type.
Don't you do that already now? Or did I get something wrong? You said
you write the metadata to jpegs only (so you distinguish between them
And I completely agree with you that it a too high risk to write in
(mostly changing and camera model depending) RAW files - I think this is
one of the golden rules in digital photography: never touch your RAWs.
So maybe one could really do it like this: use the (mostly existing) XMP
sidecars fpr RAW files and write the data directly into jpegs. Another
point for this: most people want to access their jpegs over ordinary
file manager as well - and don't want to be bothered by thousands of XMP
sidecars. At least I wouldn't like that...
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