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The metadata functionality seems to have been reduced in V2 compared with V1...

I use a script making use of ExifTool to add keyword & subject tags to my RAW (.orf) files. I add the same list to both tags because different programs seem to use different tags. As an example, the following file has 5 keyword tags...

eT>> H:\fasttmp\2022\2022-11\221128-1621.orf
[XMP]           Subject                         : peak, dark peak, low bradfield, high bradfield, su3a wgh
[IPTC]          Keywords                        : peak, dark peak, low bradfield, high bradfield, su3a wgh

When I open the file in Affinity Photo V1  (APv1) it retains all the subject tags and just one of the keywords tags...

       <rdf:li>dark peak</rdf:li>
       <rdf:li>high bradfield</rdf:li>
       <rdf:li>low bradfield</rdf:li>
       <rdf:li>su3a wgh</rdf:li>

 <pdf:Keywords>su3a wgh</pdf:Keywords>

Annoying, but I can live with that, my keyword processing scripts are quite accommodating.

When I open the file in Affinity Photo V2 (APv2) the keywords tag is missing and the subject tag has only one value...

       <rdf:li>su3a wgh</rdf:li>

So when I save the developed file as a JPG file I've now lost most of my tags if I use APv2 (only 1 tag value is retained)...

eT>> H:\imageHinau\photo\2022\2022-11\prints\221128-nrHoldsworthHall.jpg
[XMP]           Subject                         : su3a wgh
[IPTC]          Keywords                        : su3a wgh

When using APv1 the keywords & subject tag lists are retained as originally entered.

So APv2 is removing most of my keywords  & subject tags image metadata.

Please can you modify APv2 to keep these tags unaltered?

chris hailey

Windows 10, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA geForce GTX 1050 Ti

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