4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2009 7:37 AM by xbytor2

    Is xmp files only availble for RAW files?

    chlonini

      When we develop a RAW image with Camera Raw, we always get an xmp file with all the settings,

      But after I developed a JPG image, I saw the Camera Raw Settings icon appeared above the right upper corner of the image thumbnail in Bridge,

      however, I couldn't find the xmp file.

      Is xmp files only availble for RAW files? JPGs or TIFs don't have xmp files for their Camera Raw settings??

        • 1. Re: Is xmp files only availble for RAW files?
          John Joslin Level 6

          For JPG and TIF, files the adjustments are stored, by design, in the metadata of the file rather than in a "Sidecar" file.

          • 2. Re: Is xmp files only availble for RAW files?
            xbytor2 Level 4

            If you really want a sidecar XMP file, try making your jpg a read-only file.

            • 3. Re: Is xmp files only availble for RAW files?
              rasworth Level 1

              Read-only didn't work for me, on a single jpg file, although it did lead to some interesting behavior.  Set the read-only attribute on a jpg file in Windows XP and then tried the following:

               

              1.  Opened in Bridge, then into ACR 5.4.  Performed some edits, then tried "Done", received permissions error and would not save edits.

               

              2.  Did the same except now invoked "Open", went into CS4 with edits intact and allowed saving out as different file.  However, the ACR edits were not saved within the jpg, as expected, nor was a xmp created.

               

              3.  Removed the read-only attribute, repeated (2).  Even though did not save file in CS4 the "Open" action did embed the edits into the jpg.

               

              So read-only doesn't really allow creation of a xmp file, other than perhaps temporarily for transfer to Photoshop.  It does lead to somewhat inconsistent behavior, in that I would have expected the "Open" to fail also since it could not bury the edits in the jpg.

               

              Richard Southworth

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              • 4. Re: Is xmp files only availble for RAW files?
                xbytor2 Level 4

                The read-only trick works with DNG files. I'm kind of disappointed that it doesn't with jpgs and tifs.

                 

                If you really need an XMP file for a JPG (for whatever reason), you can always use exiftool to extract the XMP block.