Nikon fixes photo metadata glitch

Nikon has fixed a problem in software that caused problems with photos that people labeled and ranked using .

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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Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and covers browsers, Web development, digital photography and new technology. In the past he has been CNET's beat reporter for Google, Yahoo, Linux, open-source software, servers and supercomputers. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces.

 

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