Sidecar files

Read and write support

Picture Information Extractor 5.1 and PIE Studio 4.3 now fully support XMP sidecar files, which enhances editing and workflow capabilities.

The metadata contained in an XMP file is directly accessible via the main image file. If the same tags have different values in the main and the sidecar file, the XMP metadata gets higher priority.

Metadata of now all RAW files can be edited. PIE and PIE Studio allow direct editing of .jpg, .tif, .crw, .dng, .nef, .pef, .jp2 formats without sidecar files. For all other formats, sidecar files will automatically be created.

In any case, any already existing sidecar file will be updated accordingly.