ACR is still set to use the xmp sidecar files. It works fine with my 2 other cameras. And ACR actually writes the xmp file also for the G12. But it doesn't read/recognize them afterwards - just for the Canon G12...
But nevertheless thanks for your answer!
Cheers - Udo
You need at least acr 6.3 to read G12 files.
Also, make sure you have formated the card in the G12 camera. Have seen similar problems where person had more than one model of camera and the cards got mixed up and all the data would not read correctly.
I have the very latest ACR and the cards are formatted in the camera. And ACR CAN correctly read the G12 raw files and I can edit them, yes, this is not the problem. And then I click OK in ACR and the xmp file with the ACR settings is written to the HD. I can see it there with the correct date and time stamp. And I can open it with a text editor and it is correct XML. This is the good part of the story.
BUT: although the xmp file with the ACR editing settings is there next to the CR2 file, Bridge doesn't indicate that the raw picture has been edited (no little icons for crop and levels). And if I reopen the CR2 file in ACR then all the settings I previously did (and ACR did write them into xmp) are gone.
ACR (and Bridge) does not see or does disregard the xmp files it has written 2 minutes ago. This is the issue. This happens only with the G12 (everything is fine with 5D and 400D). My work around is to convert the G12 CR2 files into DNG format. This works - the settings are written into the DNG file and they are not lost. But it would be really nice if I could keep the same workflow as for my 5D and 400D, which is: work with CR2 and XMP.
It is not a Windows or PC issue because ACR/Bridge behaves the same on my laptop (different windows than my PC and 64 bit instead of 32 bit PS). There must be something inside the XMP files specifically for the G12 so that ACR cannot read and interpret them correctly - and then it is an Adobe issue.
Is there anybody else using a G12 with raw files and XMP storage? Does it work for for you?
Cheers - Udo
… although the xmp file with the ACR editing settings is there next to the CR2 file, Bridge doesn't indicate that the raw picture has been edited (no little icons for crop and levels)…
Try Purging the Cache for the offending folder(s) through the Tools menu in Bridge. It sounds like yet another example of all-too-common Bridge cache corruption.
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I cleared the cache for the folder and also for the CR2s, didn't change anything...
I really wonder if other G12 owners can successfully edit those raws, store the settings to sidecar files and then reopen the raws with the individual edits/settings still available. Anybody done that so far?
Cheers - Udo