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Affinity photo not reading xmp files

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I hope this something that I am doing wrong. When importing a raw file which has keywords assigned to it in a sidecar file, Affinity photo doesn't seem to  use the keywords.  Therefore when I  export to a tiff file there are no keywords included in the tiff file.

I am opening the raw file using 'open with' in Windows explorer. What am I  doing wrong?

Tony

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That is because Affinity does not read the sidecar files. You can assign metadata to a RAW file with digital asset managers. I use a legacy copy of Adobe Bridge CS3 for this, but there are many others.

John


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Yes, that's what  am doing, but my workflow, at the moment, is to cull and keyword all the photos from a shoot and then edit the keepers. With affinity photo,  this does not work as the keywords get lost. I  had hoped it was something that I was doing wrong :-(

Thanks for your reply. 

Tony

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4 hours ago, Tony H-S said:

Yes, that's what  am doing, but my workflow, at the moment, is to cull and keyword all the photos from a shoot and then edit the keepers.

What software are you using to view, cull, & add keywords to the photos? It is best to embed as much of the keywords & other metadata into the photo file itself (in part because that metadata always travels with the file, maximizing portability).

Because of that, some software provides provisions to do that, sometimes including the ability to retrieve some metadata from sidecar files and/or some metadata that is stored in the file system (which is yet another place keywords & such can be stored).


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Hi, I  use Lightroom as my assett management software. Here I cull, keyword ect. Then Capture one for raw editing and converting to a final tif file. I will then use affinity photo for any major tidying up of the photo.

I was hoping to cut out the capture one for raw development,  but that does not seem possible. This not a major problem as the current workflow does work well, just seeing if I  could simplify it :-)

Tony 

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