Out of sync: read or write metadata?

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mccross
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Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by mccross » 26 Feb 21 1:44

If a photo is marked as out of sync, how do I know whether to read the metadata from file or write the metadata to file? (Obviously, this question is for situations where I haven't just edited the file or database for this photo.)

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Re: Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by Hert » 26 Feb 21 10:06

There is no way for anyone to know if you need to read or write.
Could be that you edited the pixels in the file and then you can assume that you should always write. Could be that you edited metadata in another tool (never a good idea to use multiple tools to write metadata, but that's for another topic), in that case you should read to import the changes you made in the metadata with other software.
Photo Supreme (or any other software for that matter) cannot decide what you did with a file outside the scope of the software.
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Re: Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by mccross » 26 Feb 21 20:33

Some information on what is out of sync would be helpful, if that were possible.

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Re: Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by Hert » 27 Feb 21 9:38

The Cataloging Manual describes it as follows:
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Re: Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by mccross » 27 Feb 21 23:24

Sorry, I meant what aspects of each photo are out of sync, i.e. which entries do not match in the photo metadata and the database.

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Re: Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by Mke » 28 Feb 21 1:20

You could use ExifTool to export the metadata from the image, and use the 'Export Metadata to CSV File' option in PSU for the same image, then compare the files.
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Through usage, I've learned that it's OK to trust PSU and just sync the metadata.

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Re: Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by mccross » 01 Mar 21 2:36

I reread the metadata from the file for one of the photos to see if there any changes. Now the "Keywords" listed in the "Details" panel do not match what the "Labels" panel shows:

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Shouldn't these be the same?

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Re: Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by weidmic » 01 Mar 21 10:43

Hi mccross,

it all depends on your settings in the preferences (synchronize settings) ...

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Re: Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by Hert » 01 Mar 21 10:58

weidmic wrote:
01 Mar 21 10:43
it all depends on your settings in the preferences (synchronize settings) ...
Indeed, another possibility is that a catalog label is defined to not write to metadata; for example a a catalog label that is marked as "private" and hence only exists in the catalog and not as a keyword in the file, or a label from a private category.
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Re: Out of sync: read or write metadata?

Post by mccross » 01 Mar 21 20:54

The missing keywords are defined with the "Create Keyword for this Label" option. However the file was read only, and the disparity went away when I tried again when the file was read-write. Weird?

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