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How does Paint.NET handle metadata (IPTC, XMP)?


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@MP - Not what he meant.

Paint.NET does some funny stuff with metadata. EXIF seems to be safe, but some of the other stuff is lost every once in a while. But you'll have to get Rick for a more in-depth answer.

As Miguel said, there is a metadata editor planned for version 4.0.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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In retrospect, it might actually be something the .NET framework is doing. I'm not sure.

Out of curiosity, what are you viewing the metadata in that's showing it being changed?

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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David,

for casual viewing in Windows I use XnView (http://www.xnview.com/) and if I want to be really sure, the best is Exiftool by Phil Harvey (http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/). As a test picture I actually used one of the sample pictures attached to the IPTC specs, so the metadata I started with should be really correct.

Regards,

Zdenek

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