PSCS Keep Sidecar Files with Master Files Bug (File Browser)

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Andrew

PSCS Keep Sidecar Files with Master Files Bug (File Browser)

Postby Andrew » Fri May 27, 2005 10:36 am

With Photoshop CS there is a File Browser preference "keep sidecar files with master files". The intention is that if you are using xmp sidecars with your RAW files, if you move the RAW file to a different folder (using the File Browser), then the xmp sidecar goes with it. Unfortunately moving a tiff created from the same raw file to a new folder will move the xmp file - leaving the raw file behind without it's xmp file.

Confirmed in W2K and XP if "keep sidecar files with master files" is ticked:

If you have a CR2 raw file (eg Canon 20D), a tif processed from the same file, and an xmp file all with the same name and in the same folder

eg test.cr2, test.tif, test.xmp

If you move test.tif to a different folder using the File Browser, then test.xmp will move with it leaving test.cr2 in it's original folder with no xmp file.

I believe this also happens with some other Canon raw files and I have heard it also happens with Macs, however I have only personally confirmed it as described above. It may be it happens with other non Canon raw files too. I do not know if the same option exists with CS2 or if the bug has been fixed.

Because of this bug, while I always use xmp sidecars, I never tick this option as it has the ability to destroy part of my xmp based archiving and image processing workflow.

Andrew

MickM

PSCS Keep Sidecar Files with Master Files Bug (File Browser)

Postby MickM » Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:43 am

Andrew, this is not a bug in CS2 - Bridge. I might be missing something but there doesn't seem to be an option in Bridge - the sidecar files go with the RAW files anyway.

Andrew

PSCS Keep Sidecar Files with Master Files Bug (File Browser)

Postby Andrew » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:50 am

MickM - the bug is not that the sidecar files move with RAW files - that does happen fine - the bug is that they also move when you move the same named tif file (leaving the RAW file behind if you move the tif first) - this happens with Canon CR2 files and I believe certain other Canon raw files. I don't think it happens with all RAW files. But perhaps they have fixed it for CS2.

Andrew

MickM

PSCS Keep Sidecar Files with Master Files Bug (File Browser)

Postby MickM » Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:41 pm

Sorry Andrew. My post was misleading - early morning fog. I should have said the sidecar files don't move with tiffs of the same name. I also have a 20D.


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