I use Bridge to add keywords to my RAW files. I use both a Canon 1D MKII and a Canon 5D MKIII camera. I use Canon's "Digital Photo Professional" (DPP) to process my RAW files because I prefer the colors (I am a picky perfectionist, so don't try and convince me to use ACR to process my RAW files!) When I make changes to my RAW files shot with the 5DMKIII in DPP and "save" the changes to the RAW files, Bridge suddenly doesn't recognize the file's associated .xmp file, and my keyword association is lost. If I simply open the file in TextEditor and re-save it, suddenly Bridge recognizes the file again. RAW images shot and processed with this same procedure from my Canon 1D MKII don't exhibit this problem.
This thread from a couple years ago is the same problem I am experiencing:
Is there any other solutions to this? I shoot several thousand images per weekend, and opening each file in TextEdit and saving is NOT an option!
P.S., I'm using Bridge CS5.1 v 188.8.131.52
Wes Duenkel wrote:
I am a picky perfectionist, so don't try and convince me to use ACR to process my RAW files!
Birds of a feather you and I, except that (with the help of a very nice forum member here) I have actually managed to get the same color out of Camera Raw that I get from Canon, so that is now my default in Camera Raw. Unfortunately, we created a profile for a different camera than you have (I use a 40D), so it is not applicable for you. But I just wanted to comment to say that I know EXACTLY how you feel.
Sorry, I don't have much to offer re: help for your .xmp issue.
Have you tried CS6? I'm wondering if the maybe the issue is fixed with the new version...