iphone AAE sidecar file?

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PhilBurton
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iphone AAE sidecar file?

Post by PhilBurton » 15 Nov 15 5:28

Reviewing some recent folders of iPhone photos, I discovered that some of them had AAE sidecar files. I looked at one of them with notepad, and it's XML-based.

Does anyone know how Apple uses this file? If the image was not modified by any iPhone apps, can I safely ignore it? Or, should I rename the file with an XML file type and import it into PSU?

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Re: iphone AAE sidecar file?

Post by george » 16 Nov 15 13:47

Hi Phil. I'm not familiar with this, but apparently it was introduced for nondestructive editing:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/c ... s-8-photos

http://fileformats.archiveteam.org/wiki ... car_format
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Re: iphone AAE sidecar file?

Post by PhilBurton » 16 Nov 15 20:22

george wrote:Hi Phil. I'm not familiar with this, but apparently it was introduced for nondestructive editing:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/c ... s-8-photos

http://fileformats.archiveteam.org/wiki ... car_format
George,

I never even heard of the AAE file type until about an hour before I did my posting. Since it appears to address the same issues as an XMP file, why oh why did Apple need to invent a new file type? To stick it to big, bad Adobe for their temerity in being successful with pro-level photo apps?

So maybe the question for everyone is:
Has anyone else encountered this file type, for those who own iPhones or Macbooks? Is this important enough to ask Hert for support, via Mantis?

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Re: iphone AAE sidecar file?

Post by george » 17 Nov 15 4:53

Phil Burton wrote:why oh why did Apple need to invent a new file type? To stick it to big, bad Adobe for their temerity in being successful with pro-level photo apps?
Hi Phil I would say you're right. Open standards or no, companies want to make as much stuff proprietary as possible to lock users into using their own tools.
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Re: iphone AAE sidecar file?

Post by PhilBurton » 17 Nov 15 19:56

george wrote:
Phil Burton wrote:why oh why did Apple need to invent a new file type? To stick it to big, bad Adobe for their temerity in being successful with pro-level photo apps?
Hi Phil I would say you're right. Open standards or no, companies want to make as much stuff proprietary as possible to lock users into using their own tools.
And proprietary lock-in always favors the "big guy" in the market. :roll:

I'm inclined to just rename all the AAEs to XML and let PSu and Lightroom deal with it, at least for one go-around. Then I may decide to just ignore AAEs in the future.
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Re: iphone AAE sidecar file?

Post by Hert » 19 Nov 15 22:19

I had never heard of these AAE files before, but they will be maintained as sidecar files in the next maintenance update.
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Re: iphone AAE sidecar file?

Post by PhilBurton » 20 Nov 15 0:26

IDimager wrote:I had never heard of these AAE files before, but they will be maintained as sidecar files in the next maintenance update.
Great. :D
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