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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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Hi! I'm new in PSE. I recently bought PSE 2022 and noticed that in the Organiser when using the Save Metadata to File option (Ctrl + W) my original photograph is delete and another one with the metadata saved is create. Someone can explain me why.

 

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Community Expert , Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022
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I mean if I have a jpg file in my catalog and I add keywords or captions, when I save metadata with the ctrl+w command the original file without it is deleted (I find it in the trash) and is replaced with a new one that contains keywords. It's not a problem, I just wanted to ask why PSE doesn't directly write this data to the existing file


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Mybe the answer is in that old faq from John R Ellis:

https://johnrellis.com/psedbtool/photoshop-elements-faq.htm#_Photos_appear_in

 

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Are you saying that after using the Ctrl+W command, you have two files?  Or is your question relating to some other observation you are making about the file e.g. Date Modified?

 

 

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I mean if I have a jpg file in my catalog and I add keywords or captions, when I save metadata with the ctrl+w command the original file without it is deleted (I find it in the trash) and is replaced with a new one that contains keywords. It's not a problem, I just wanted to ask why PSE doesn't directly write this data to the existing file

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I mean if I have a jpg file in my catalog and I add keywords or captions, when I save metadata with the ctrl+w command the original file without it is deleted (I find it in the trash) and is replaced with a new one that contains keywords. It's not a problem, I just wanted to ask why PSE doesn't directly write this data to the existing file


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Mybe the answer is in that old faq from John R Ellis:

https://johnrellis.com/psedbtool/photoshop-elements-faq.htm#_Photos_appear_in

 

The organizer sometimes uses the recycle bin to make temporary copies for some processes. That enables undoing such processes.

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Thank you for the quick response

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