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VISTA - Warning to Photographers

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Old 02-10-2007, 03:01 PM
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VISTA - Warning to Photographers

Windows Vista distroys image metatags making some images unusable (especially Nikon camera images).

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Old 02-10-2007, 03:24 PM
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Re: VISTA - Warning to Photographers

Nice find.

I never update to a new OS till at least the 1st service pack is released, even after all the beta testing there's always far too many bugs that haven't been found.

With an approx 50 million lines of code, I expect Vista will have a whole lot more little "idiosyncrasies" to be discovered.
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:46 PM
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Re: VISTA - Warning to Photographers

Yep, we're getting Vista issues already on the Packard Bell forum. One that came up, seems to be happening to a lot of people. "Error code 12" for people that have onboard graphics, but have installed a PCI/AGP video card. Disabling the onboard in control panel and in bios does not fix it. So they are stuck Think it may be a Bios update that will fix it, but who knows at this stage?
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:11 PM
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Re: VISTA - Warning to Photographers

Ugh! Major bugs... I am surprised that probs like these 2 were not picked up on pre release (esp regarding onboard video which is pretty much standard on motherboards now). I'm like you Gary, I don't take up a new OS until it's been 'worn in'.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:15 PM
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Re: VISTA - Warning to Photographers

Nice of you to post the warning Swampy. The reporting of your pain will no doubt prevent others from experiencing it.

Thanks.
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:11 AM
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Re: VISTA - Warning to Photographers

I posted this on Worth1000 and this is the advice from someone there and I hope it helps a little!

"They used the standard formatting for tagging images, the problem is with the camera companies. Nikon, Sony, Olympus, and Canon just to name a few have decided that they each need to have their own proprietary camera formats, and that only their software should be allowed to work with their RAW images.

Oh, a second thing to note is that the fixes are all out there already. All you need to do with Vista is check for updates with the Photo Info software.

Many of you may remember Photoshop dealing with the very same issues a while back at their last release. i find it amazing that when MS offers a completely free program to do something, we expect it to have all the features and strengths of the big name programs. As for me, I will just say "thank you" to Bill Gates and Microsoft, because when i eventually upgrade to Vista, I will be able to do loads of things I could not do before without buying expensive third party software."
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:03 AM
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Re: VISTA - Warning to Photographers

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The reporting of your pain will no doubt prevent others from experiencing it.

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LOL, Danny.. I'm on a Mac, so the problem doesn't affect me, but I just thought the PC'ers here should know. :-)
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:06 PM
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Re: VISTA - Warning to Photographers

Vista doesn't do anything to the metadata just by using the OS. You have to use Vista's metadata editing tools before there's any risk. If you stick with Photoshop or your camera's software there's no danger.

And yes, I'm running Vista
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:06 AM
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And yes, I'm running Vista
My commiserations.
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:58 AM
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Re: VISTA - Warning to Photographers

No, Vista is wonderful! With the exception of a couple of drivers that haven't been updated yet (but will whenever the developers get darn good and ready) it has impressed the daylights out of me.

Between Vista and Office 2007, I've been able to ditch a bunch of my old utilities because their functionality is now built-in.

But this is for another thread
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