Update sidecar file only

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Update sidecar file only

Post by Xro »

I'd like to suggest the option, that metadata changes can be written *only* to the sidecar file.

In my workflow I prefer to keep original Out-of-camera-files unmodified. When I assign a label/rating to a file, the metadata are written both to the sidecar and the JPG-file. Setting the JPG-file to Read-only, does not help, as XnViewMP changes the attribute of the JPG-file to read/write.

Hence, currently there is only the choice between modifying the JPG and no metadata at all. For this, I'd like to suggest to introduce the option, that metadata are written to the JPG, to the sidecar file or to both files.

I've tested this behaviour with
XnViewMP Linux

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Re: Update sidecar file only

Post by xnview »

If you uncheck 'Export DB category', and check 'Update or create XMP sidecar'?
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