Nikon has fixed a problem in software that caused problems with photos that people labeled and ranked using Windows Vista and the Microsoft Photo Info tool.
The camera maker published new codec software on its Web site that lets the Microsoft software understand its cameras’ “raw” images, those taken directly from the image sensor without in-camera processing. With the earlier codec, if customers added metadata such as photo subjects and rankings such as four out of five stars, those images became unreadable in third-party editing software such as Photoshop.
“Updating an NEF (Nikon’s raw format) file’s metadata in Explorer no longer prevents some third-party applications from opening that file afterwards,” Nikon’s Web site said.
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