Metadata in XMP sidecar files

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  • Peter Johnson

    Thanks Lily for the explanation of Metadata above. I am still unsure of exactly how it works.

    Prior to C1, I was a long time Lightroom user and had it set to read and update metadata inside each image so that I didn't have sidecar files. I regularly use standard file managers as well as LR and C1 to manage my media collection and don't want to risk losing a sidecar file along the way.

    Can you please tell me how to set the options in the 'Image > Metadata' area to ensure that C1 writes any changes to metadata I make via the 'Metadata' tool into the original file and not to a sidecar file?

    Thanks.

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  • Lily

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for your question.

    Capture One applies a non-destructive approach towards source RAW files, so it will not change the embedded metadata in the RAW file. Instead, Capture One can directly perform a two-way synchronization with the XMP sidecar files (if there are any) when the Full Sync option is enabled. It means that in case you open the RAW file in another application, the information from the XMP sidecar file will be loaded (including the metadata information and adjustments data from Capture One). Also, all the metadata applied in Capture One will be embedded in the output files when you process or export those.

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  • Peter Johnson

    Thanks Lily for explaining the process to me. :-)

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  • JAN DE CONINCK

    Thanks Lily for the explanation
    I have noted the point for the RAW files.
    For jpeg files instead, is it possible to write metadata to the jpeg files or is it the same than for raw ?

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  • JAN DE CONINCK

    I mean to write to the « original » jpeg ?

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  • Lily

    Hi Jan,

    Thank you for the comment.

    Yes, the non-destructive approach will work for any type of source files meaning that the metadata embedded in the jpeg can't also be modified (and added) as well.

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