Which metadata are you talking about? Just ICS or other metadata too?fbungarz wrote: Turning off versioning (with ICS read enabled) results in images being imported as non-versioned, i.e., not arranged in version sets. It also displays the imported images as "out-of-sync". Apparently the metadata are thus not being read during the import.
This, with auto-sync being enabled, seems odd.
I agree. Perhaps I (still) misunderstand the full story of auto-sync, but I've thought that no image should keep staying as OOS with that setting enabled. (Let's not forget, however, that the setting technically - and nominally - refers only to the write syncing of metadata.)
Hmm, why would that be the case?However, it perhaps makes a certain sense: to avoid overwriting the ICS schema PSU apparently sets the images out-of-sync, thus suggesting you might still decide if you want to read the ICS data into the database...
What do you mean by: "now, subsequently reading the metadata"? How do you subsequently read it? Do you select the images and manually invoke the metadata reading (Ctrl+Alt+S)?Now, subsequently reading the metadata from the JPGs, DNGs and NEFs results in these images now being versioned (the JPG as main, DNG and NEF as subversions).
Yep, that part makes sense to me.Nevertheless, both DNG and NEF are still not assigned to a placeholder.
This actually makes some sense. IDI5 does not write the ICS placeholder tag to the images. This tag is missing and PSU obviously therefore cannot read it from the ICS schema. IDI writes tags which images is the main version and which other ones are subversions. Therefore, reading the metadata from the file into the database after import results in the images being versioned correctly, yet still not assigned to placeholders.
How do you assign the placeholders during DnD?Simple. you destroy the version set and then one by one drag first the DNG onto the main JPG and then the NEF assigning placeholders while you do it.
I think I've already asked you in Mantis, but I'm going to do it again, just to remove any possible confusion: when you're reporting the "random assignment of placeholders", are you talking about version detection as performed *after* the import and on non-versioned images? Could you also confirm that you have all other version placeholders set to No Matching?The rather random assignment of placeholders despite the custim masks correctly configured is definitely reproducible and in my opinion qualifies as a serious bug (which I have now reported in Mantis). I have no idea of course, if this is related to the way DNGs and NEFs are rather randomly assigned one time to the first, other times to the second version. It is only a hunch.
Again, make sure that you don't have any placeholder set to "First Version Found" or something like this.in my case versioning is rather straight forward. the DNG custom mask is *.dng, the NEF is *.nef and I always have just one single DNG and just one single NEF in each folder with the same name as the main JPG version, e.g.: DX_0001.jpg + DX_0001.dng + DX_0001.nef, DX_0002.jpg + DX_0002.dng + DX_0002.nef, etc.