Hello from France...
- I open a .jpg file in PS CS5,
- I change one or several metadata, using the XMP embedded panel (File -> Information)
- I apply the changes,
- I close the file.
At this moment, PS ask me if I want to save the changes. Again... A little bit curious, because I already did it, but... I agree. Then, PS ask me now to choice the jpg quality (you know, the scale from 1 to 12). But changing metadata never affect the image itself... So, it should be useless to do that (of course, I made no modification on the picture itself).
I must say that (if I remember well) sometimes I was able to close the file directly.
Any idea ?
You said: - I apply the changes,
You just clicked OK in the File info XMP panel
The metadata is not applied to the file until you close & Save the file.
This is the way Photoshop normally works when adding metadata.
In Bridge you can add metadata directly to a file without having to open the file.
Select the file in Bridge and open the Metadata panel. There will be different categories for Metadata.
It sounds like you will probably want to use the IPTC section of the Metadata.
Click the arrow to the left to expand a Metadata category.
Click the pencil icon to the right of any field to allow you to enter Metadata
When finished, click the Apply icon (check mark at lower right) or simply click another file in the Content area of Bridge and it will ask you if you want to apply the metadata (or don't apply)
The Metadata will be applied without actually opening the file.
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