Well I spent a lot of time working with Aperture yesterday and really liked the way that it seemed easier to add my metadata keywords to my images… until it didn’t seem to add it to the file itself. It’s weird. If I add metadata it shows it on that file in Aperture, but when I go to the same file in Bridge and use the file info command, the metadata is not actually written to the file. Subsequently when I upload the file to Zooomr it’s not showing the keyword tags there. It seems like Aperture doesn’t actually write the metadata to the image file, but rather wants to lock you into their proprietary system to orgranize your files and you can only see the metadata when looking at it through Aperture. Maybe I’m wrong on this and their is a way to actually write this metadata to the file itself, but I don’t seem to be getting it.
I hate the way that Adoble Bridge makes you right click every photo and then go to file info and then add the meta data. So many unnecessary clicks and steps.
So I guess it’s finally time to try Lightroom. Maybe that will be the application that finally easily gets metadata written to my files. I wish getting your metadata in your image files was not so difficult. I’m sure I’m doing tons of things wrong and that I don’t understand Aperture and Bridge how I should, but neither seem to work very well for me for editing my metadata.
I also don’t like how if I use the “Get Info” file on the Mac on an image file that you can’t see the metadata there. I wish there were an easier way to see metadata in the Mac’s finder.