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An Additional Metadata Field Called "Software" in the EXIF after CS5

Discussion in 'Extending Lightroom' started by MrsNikon, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. MrsNikon

    MrsNikon New Member

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    Once in a while I head on over to CS5 from Lightroom (I am currently on the latest version of LR) using the Edit In option. When I am back in Lightroom, I happen to notice a new EXIF field called Software. It says "Adobe Photoshop... om 4.0 (Machintosh). I am assuming the entire field reads "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 (Macintosh).

    Just being curious as to the purpose of this newly created field and why it is created at all once I come back to LR4 from saving in CS5. Thanks!

    Tammy

    :wtf:
     
  2. Victoria Bampton

    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    It's just recording the program that created the file. Handy information at times!
     
  3. MrsNikon

    MrsNikon New Member

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    Thank you Victoria.

    :D
     

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