> I have created several users on my Vista workstation. When user A is
> tagging the pictures stored in the public location user B cannot see
> those tags. I found out that sometimes the tag information is not
> stored in the metadata part of the jpg picture file.
> Sometimes it is, for example, when you 'copied' the photo's from a CD
> to your public picture folder. Those photo's are marked 'read only'
> so when tagging those pictures the Tags cannot be written to the
> pictures, so the tags are stored in the 'private' db of user A.
> I have now a situation that a few pictures have the tags in the file
> (So user A and B can use those tags to searcg) butt in the same
> folder some other pictures are only searchable by tag by User A.
> Is it possible to distinguish (by file name colour or something) that
> tags are stored in the file or in a database?
> I want to force Vista to alway's store tags in the JPG file! If Vista
> isn't able to store the Tag in the JPG file it should warn me!
> Can anyone explain how this works?
> Cheers, -- Tom from Holland
As I understand it...each user account has a
database file..."Pictures.pd4". Data that cannot
be written back to the image files will be in
the .pd4 file.
The following article may offer some info:
Metadata and the Windows
Vista Photo Gallery
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