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'Raw' Data XMP view shows internal properties that don't exist in the data

May 9, 2013 3:58 AM

Tags: #xmp #panel #fileinfo #photoshop:colormode #photoshop:iccprofile

In FileInfo view for an image, if I switch to the 'Raw Data' tab, it shows photoshop:ColorMode and photoshop:ICCProfile. However, when I check the actual XMP data of the image e.g. using exiftool or a text editor, these properties do not exist in the XMP data.

 

According to this thread: http://forums.adobe.com/message/5057589 these are both internal properties to PS / Bridge, which explains why they don't exist in the XMP. But why are they shown in the 'Raw' data view for the XMP then? Showing them here is just confusing as it makes it seem like they should exist in the XMP data.

 

I can't really see any point in including nonexistent tags in the Raw Data view. But if it is deemed necessary, how about highlighting them a different color, such as using a grey font instead of black? At least it would indicate that they were different to the real data.

 

fake-xmp-tags.png

 

P.S. This is with Bridge CS5, possibly the issue has been fixed in CS6?

 
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    May 9, 2013 4:16 AM   in reply to djeyewater

    They are part of the Photoshop schema. ExifTool does support them, see...

    http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/XMP.html

     
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    May 9, 2013 6:15 AM   in reply to djeyewater

    There is a lot of data that is held in the metadata for various reasons, you can even add your very own.

    The tags you mentioned are used by Photoshop and various other applications so they can get the mode, profile of the document.

     
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