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Modifying XMP metadata does not modify the document

Mar 28, 2011 3:36 PM

Another from couple questions which accumulated over time.

If I modify layer in document by adding or updating XMP metadata, the document itself is not modified (does not enable save), so far if document is closed without doing some other action which marks document as modified, data are lost.

Question: how to either force document to see changes in XMP meta or how to mark document as modified?


Code snippet:

     activeDocument.activeLayer.xmpMetadata.rawData = meta.serialize();




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    Mar 28, 2011 3:42 PM   in reply to Suchys

    Hi Petr,


    We have a bug open against Photoshop for this issue but in the meantime you can use this workaround:


    app.activeDocument.activeLayer.visible = app.activeDocument.activeLayer.visible



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    Mar 28, 2011 3:44 PM   in reply to Suchys

    When you ask app-specific questions, you should really specify the app you are referring to.


    I'm guessing you are talking about Photoshop. This seems to be a scripting related question, and you'll probably get better answers on the Photoshop forum:



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