P: Metadata Makersnote from Ricoh Theta Z1 not saved by Photoshop

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Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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When I save an image coming from the RICOH Theta Z1 as TIF in Photoshop the makersnote metadata is not saved. There's also no difference to saving with no compression or LZW.

 

I can't imagine that I am the only one with this issue... And I really think Photoshop should pass on ALL metadata, period!

 

This is the original image maker (aka makernotes) metadata:

Metadata-Original.png

And here's what's left (nothing) when the TIF is saved in Photshop:

Metadata-Scrapped.png

I hope there's going to be a fix for this some day because for now I need to copy the metadata over using commandline and ExifTools...

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Adobe Employee , Feb 20, 2022 Feb 20, 2022
Thanks for the example file. I've asked engineering to take a look.
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Feb 07, 2022 Feb 07, 2022

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I am working on 360 panoramas, trying to find a workflow that is semi automated.

 

My workflow:

- Shoot brackets with the Theta Z1 in DNG
- Merge the HDRs using SNS-HDR
- Upscale and denoise the shot using Topaz plugins in Photoshop (that's where the accelerometer data is lost)
- Stitch the shot in PTGui
- Remove Chromatic Aberration and fix the nadir in Photoshop.

- Export the final interactive panorama in PanoramaStudio

 

When I save the upscaled TIF in Photoshop, the makersnotes is not written to the TIF by Photoshop. Which results in PTGui not recognizing the yaw, pitch and roll for horizon alignment.

 

Am I missing some setting in Photoshop, or is that normal procedure for Photoshop not to save that part of the meta data? Is there a fix for this? Is it a bug or intentional?

 

It's very tedious to have to create a PTGui template per shot or manually transfer yaw pitch and roll from an original DNG.

 

Thanks & Cheers,
Alex

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Following  up with some more testing done.

 

When I save the image in Photoshop the data clearly does not get saved. There's also no difference to saving with no compression or LZW.

 

I can't imagine that I am the only one with this issue... And I really think Photoshop should pass on ALL metadata, period! I am tempted to file this as a bug.

 

This is the original image maker (aka makernotes) metadata:

alexfurer_3-1644350610801.png

This is the same metadata after saving the image in Photoshop:

alexfurer_1-1644350441807.png

Gigapixel AI standalone keeps some data (will pick this up with Topaz):

alexfurer_4-1644350677942.png

Any pointers would be greatly appriciated.

Thanks,

Alex

 

 

 

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Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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Will file this as a bug. Mybe it get's more attention.

 

If you found this post because you ran into the same issue, I can provide you a solution using DOS scripting and ExifTools here

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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How are you saving the file in Photoshop and which file format?

 

File > Save As...

File > Save a Copy...

File > Export > Export As...

File > Export > Save for Web...

 

Or some other method? 

 

JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PSD? something else?


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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Hi Jeffrey,

Thanks for chiming in!

 

I "Save As...", and as said above as TIF with following settings. But I also tried all kinds of settings saving TIF.

alexfurer_0-1645120491857.png

 

Here's my original post that describes the steps: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/makersnote-from-theta-ricoh-z1-not-sa...

 

And here's a DNG for you to test: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10NPhkrqXbI71E_R9ru5Ug7Pfe2sLYcPR/view?usp=sharing

 

Thanks,

Alex

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Feb 20, 2022 Feb 20, 2022

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Thanks for the example file. I've asked engineering to take a look.


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Feb 20, 2022 Feb 20, 2022

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Thanks! I am looking forward to hear the actual correct answer 🙂

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