MP 0.98.4 Batch Converter strips Categories

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I use the batch converter to resize and move JPG files (and if needed convert to JPG)
If you take a graphic and add categories then use the batch converter, the categories are stripped when you chek them at the destination folder
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categories written in embedded metadata?
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I use the category feature in the program. I have created my own tre of categories
I add them to a graphic but when I use the batch converter to resize and move them, the categories are no longer there in the file
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could you post a screenshot of Settings>Metadata?
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IF I use the batch converter to resize only, the categories seem to stick. If I resize and move, the categories are gone
Here is a video
http://somup.com/cr1Oobq8Xq
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Xnviewmp updates the catalogue when moving files by drag and drop, or rename folders with the browser.

But I think that moving files using the trick of changing its folder name in a batch is not detected as a move ...
In this case, I update the catalog by deleting / importing folders (Settings, catalog ... )
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but keywords are written in IPTC?
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I add them as shown in the video ... in the categories feature
I THINK this is new behavior since 0.98.3. I used to set categories, move them with the batch converter then find them by category in the new folder
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but i need to know if categories are written in IPTC/XMP embedded metadata
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Here is the screenshot
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I tried V 0.96 ... it's the same as V0.98.4

Set export option to write iptc and xmp keywords.
Add a category to photo1.jpg in Folder-A .
Use batch convert and define Folder-B for output, with preserve metadata. This batch will copy photo1.jpg to Folder-B

-IPTC and XMP Keywords are preserved in target folder, but categories wont follow photo1.jpg in FolderB .
I think the catalog won't be updated unless you browse the target folder to force the keywords to be read (or other methods)
And I think that catalog will not be updated either, if you use "delete original" option, previous categories won't be removed.

A new option could be added : "Import destination folder to update catalog after conversion" (in Tools, Batch convert, Ouput tab)
( ... And "delete original" should always remove entries in the catalog)

The problem is : Should we expect XnViexmp to work like Picasa by constantly updating the catalog?
(Similar problem if you rename a category ... embedded keywords won't be updated.)

I decided to perform separate tasks:
Move, backup, update, add or rename photos is a first task
Work with keywords / categories and update catalog is another task .
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The setting 'Import XMP subject...' is not enabled so there is no import of metadata of new files
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I just added the suggestions and no difference
It used to work correctly. I would edit the photos, add the categories then resize and move them with the batch updater. When I checked them in the receiving folder, the categories were still there.
Here are my settings changes that do not seem to work
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could you send me input and output files?
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Here are two of them that I use a lot. The resize then move to a folder. Add some categories to your test files then run these
You don't have to "move" it, just the resize will strip your categories. This is new behavior
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