[Solved] Nikon NEF Files and XMP sidecars

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[Solved] Nikon NEF Files and XMP sidecars

Post by ErnstB » Thu May 17, 2018 9:03 pm

I have a very similar issue like already discussed in the thread "Canon CR2 files and XMP Sidecars", but with Nikon NEF files.
If I edit IPTC/XMP information of raw pictures, always a .XMP sidecar will be generated. I already tried the setting proposed in the Canon thread, but it seems, that this doesn't work with Nikon NEF files. My focus is to take pictures (with a Nikon D750) of my favorite football team and to publish them right after a match.
Today I use "Exif Editor" for editing the metadata, but the browser view of GraphicConverter seems to be more convenient to do this.
My workflow is:
1. edit metadata of the raw files
2. make basic adjustments in DxO PhotoLab and convert to jpg
3. publish images on web-site(s)
Since PhotoLab already uses .DOP sidecars for every .NEF for nondestructive editing, the .XMP are additionally sidecars to maintain.
Since all the information seems to be written correct into the .NEF files, I don't need the .XMP sidecars. I can delete them manually after editing of the meta data, but I'd prefer, that they won't be written at all.
If you need some .NEF files, I can upload them to the cloud and provide a link to you.
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Ernst

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Re: Nikon NEF Files and XMP sidecars

Post by forum_adm » Thu May 17, 2018 9:17 pm

Please uncheck the "Store GPS only in XMP" and check "Delete XMP".

That should fix your issue.
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Re: Nikon NEF Files and XMP sidecars

Post by ErnstB » Fri May 18, 2018 9:15 am

Dear Thorsten,
thank you for the quick response.
These are exactly the settings I use. But nonetheless I always get .XMP files written, if I change anything in the IPTC data.

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Re: Nikon NEF Files and XMP sidecars

Post by forum_adm » Fri May 18, 2018 5:49 pm

Dear Ernst,

please download the latest BETA at:
http://www.lemkesoft.org/beta.html

Is there any message with the new BETA?

Thorsten

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Re: Nikon NEF Files and XMP sidecars

Post by ErnstB » Mon May 21, 2018 6:49 am

Dear Thorsten,
I installed the new beta, but it is without any change regarding the writing of the XMP sidecars.
They are still generated, if I change the IPTC data.
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Re: Nikon NEF Files and XMP sidecars

Post by forum_adm » Mon May 21, 2018 1:02 pm

Dear Ernst,

please forward a NEF file for testing to support@lemkesoft.de
Please zip before e-mail.

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Re: Nikon NEF Files and XMP sidecars

Post by ErnstB » Fri May 25, 2018 10:50 am

Dear Thorsten,

Thank you very much for your fast response and for the very fast implementation of a bug fix, which solved the issue.
I highly recommend the GraphicConverter and the quality of service for it by Lemkesoft.

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Ernst

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