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Tagging CR2 RAW files

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:04 am
by dennisatmph
Hi there

I wanted to tag cr2 RAW photos, in the picture folder of windows 7, i could do this beautifully on the JPEGs that i could view.

So I downloaded the free trial version of the Fastpicture viewer pro ,
then now, i can see all the CR 2 RAW files, but when i went to tag the photo

this messae came

error 0x8892F50 ,

basically could not tag the photo?

why? all i want to do is to tag the photo in windows 7 from the picture folder ( I could do this becautfifully with the JPAG files )

Do I need to buy the codec package from this website to be able to do this? I suspect the codec from the free trial version is the same thing right?

Please share with me your insight.
thanks much

Re: tagging CR2 RAW files

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:41 pm
by Axel
All our codecs are read-only.

Re: tagging CR2 RAW files

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:09 pm
by dennisatmph
Axel wrote:All our codecs are read-only.

Hi Axel
Thanks so much. Thanks explains why.
What codecs do i need to modify the cr2 raw. do you have any suggestions?

Thanks much

Dennis :)

Re: tagging CR2 RAW files

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:28 am
by Axel
There are none. Even Canon does not write metadata to their own files from their 32-bit codec.

Re: tagging CR2 RAW files

PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:42 pm
by photoguy1601
It's possible with Photomechanic v4.6 and most likely new versions as well, so there must be a way! I would be very happy, if you could look into the possibilies of obtaining this with FastPictureViewer, as it is SOO much easier and faster to tag from the preview window.

But I still love your program!

Kaare Smith

Re: tagging CR2 RAW files

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:05 am
by Axel
Yes but probably not in a Canon sanctionned way. That said, the app you mentionned also costs 4 times more than FPV and their .x upgrades are $100 each. Perhaps they can afford the risks and support costs associated with updating metadata directly within raw files at that price level :?

We still might look into this for a future version, though, when we reach a feature level where FPV directly competes with them. If you look at the roadmap we'll get there, eventually... still, raw metadata editing is a risky business and some users explicitely avoid software that can touch their raw files in any way.

Re: Tagging CR2 RAW files

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:13 am
by photoguy1601
Hi Axel,

thanks for your quick reply. You are right about the costs, I just wanted to answer the other fellow's question if there is a program capable of doing what he wants. I am a professional photographer and love the speed of PM when it comes to browsing and tagging, but I really needed what FPV offers and at VERY reasonable price.

So keep up the good work, I love what you're doing - I think it's a programme that would make mac-users envious!

Best, Kaare Smith