View Full Version : Does Photoshop kill the ISO info?
09-30-2005, 09:36 PM
Noticed this: any photo that I've tweaked in photoshop looses the ISO data.
Is that obvious and a dumb statement or is it something that needs to be attended to?
09-30-2005, 10:41 PM
That is weird. ISO is not even listed there at all.
I've never had any problems like that. If EXIF was going to be discarded it would do everything not just ISO.
Have you tried other software? Perhaps Nikon that came with your camera.
10-01-2005, 01:38 AM
Ummmmmm. Idonnno. One shows it; one doeesn't.
I figure it was photoshop tampering. Maybe it's the camera. BUT, when I've uploaded the file I see the metadata and it's there.
10-01-2005, 06:23 AM
weird...i dont think PS would touch just the iso, as long as you used "save as" the data should be preserved.
10-01-2005, 04:07 PM
okay... here's the deal:
Again, using a Nikon D50...
1. <EXIF_ISO> doesn't pick up the data period.
2. <EXIF_COMPAT_ISO> (from the extra_exif addon) will pick up the data if the photo has not been maipulated.
3. If the photo has been manipulated in Photoshop, the ISO data disappears.
4. If the photo is manipulated in Nikon View, <EXIF_COMPAT_ISO> will report the ISO but whacked out, i.e. ISO 200 will be reported as ISO 13107200.
10-03-2005, 04:41 AM
Is this maybe something to do with the fact that Photoshop moves the data to its XMP format? I believe that if you enter the data in Photoshop, then it gets written to this additional dataspace, in XMP. If you enter it from some other program, then it stays where it is as well. But I am not sure. Google it.
10-03-2005, 04:44 AM
You need to go through ImageReady and choose to export EXIF info when "Saving optimized as..."
10-03-2005, 12:28 PM
Ummmm. What ver. of photoshop are you using?
I am using photoshop 7.01 and imageready 7.0.
In Imageready, there is no option for export exif infor when "saving optimized as". Actually, in file info, it shows no exif data period.
In Photoshop, file info does have an EXIF option but it does not show ISO.
This is my life. Seriously. With pretty much everything. Arghhhhh.
I'll call Adobe. Standby.
10-04-2005, 02:02 PM
Well, according to Adobe... Photoshop and ImageReady are not necessarily compatible with all things Nikon. Apparently, Nikon is quite secretive about their technology... and not necessarily in sync with industry standard.
Bottom line: for those using Nikon DSLRs, use Nikon Project, Capture, etc.
Bottom line: for those using Nikon DSLRs with Pixelpost, pray.
10-04-2005, 04:15 PM
ive used nokon and adobe cs and cs2 a lot, no issues here. But yeah, nikon and exif arnt the greatest team makes, they rewrite their damn way of doing it all the time. Talk to them, not us! lol :)
10-05-2005, 02:30 AM
Poor Nikon owners ...
They are doing some crappy stuff for their higher end cameras in terms of including some sort of DRM so you can only use Nikon software to edit RAW images. WTF?
10-05-2005, 04:33 AM
I use CS, but I still have 7 installed, and here is what you should try:
- click on the circled arrow on the top right of the "Optimize" panel and "Show Options"
- a checkbox with the label "preserve EXIF metadata" will appear. Check it.
- you should save that setting, by going in the sema circled arrow on the top right of the panel and name it "EXIF" or something...
The approach is a little different on CS, since the options are shown by default, but the idea is the same. I have not tried exporting any thing from 7 as described above, but you should give it a shot and report back for the benefit of others.
10-05-2005, 01:16 PM
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