I wanted to know whether we can see the changes made to the metadata of a psd file without re-opening it. I am developing a plugin for Photoshop CS5 on Windows and have included the necessary files of XMP Toolkit SDK for the XMP insertion part.
The scenario is that, I insert some info in the metadata of the file on button click (handled by my plugin). The problem is that, if I want to view the inserted info in FileInfo, I have to reopen the psd file to see the changes. I just cannot make the changes and view them in one go. Why is that?
I have referred to the ModifyingXMP sample of the SDK for doing this.
What can I do?
Photoshop reads the metadata when it loads a file and stored it when the file is saved.
Changes to the file in the meantime are ignored.
You have to access the metadata in memory, but I am unsure if that is possible through your plugin.