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.