Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Vista metadata issues

Reports continue to appear about the problems with Micro$oft's new OS, Vista. Vista uses metadata as part of its search mechanism, but it is also possible to make changes to that same metadata. Many of the reports focus on the security implications, but maybe more worrying for digital camera users is that changes in the metadata can cause problems with files from digital cameras being recognised properly by other software. This could even render RAW files useless until a fix is provided.

The most recent mention is on Rob Galbraith's site. Further reading on the subject can be found on PhotographyBlog, and more general information on CNET.

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