Windows Vista can destroy photo metadata

Posted on Monday, Feb 12 2007 @ 10:24 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET warns users about a problem with photo metadata in Windows Vista:
Microsoft wants to make it easy to label photos with metadata--information such as where the picture was taken and who's in it--but you should be careful before you use the company's software for doing so.

Windows Vista and the Microsoft Photo Info tool can cause problems with metadata or the image itself.

According to one Microsoft Knowledge Base article, "When you edit the properties of a photo to add metadata to that photo in Windows Vista, the software for the digital camera may no longer recognize the metadata that is automatically added to the photo by the digital camera."


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