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"Property Loss" Message copying images

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pete_s_b

#1
I have just got a Dell Inspiron running Vista Home Premium. Most things work
fine, but I have come across an irritation when trying to use removable media
- usb keys, CF cards, etc. Most files copy across as they should, but image
files give rise to a warning message box entitled Property Loss, which then
asks me "Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? If
I click yes, it copies OK as far as I can see, but I have to do this for each
image. Since these are mostly jpegs (some bmps) that I have moved about on
usb keys regularly on XP computers, I find this baffling and I haven't been
able find any information about it.

Help - does anyone know what this is about please? What properties are
missing and what can I do about it?
 
J

John Inzer

#2
pete_s_b wrote:

> I have just got a Dell Inspiron running Vista Home Premium. Most
> things work fine, but I have come across an irritation when trying to
> use removable media - usb keys, CF cards, etc. Most files copy
> across as they should, but image files give rise to a warning message
> box entitled Property Loss, which then asks me "Are you sure you want
> to copy this file without its properties? If I click yes, it copies
> OK as far as I can see, but I have to do this for each image. Since
> these are mostly jpegs (some bmps) that I have moved about on usb
> keys regularly on XP computers, I find this baffling and I haven't
> been able find any information about it.
>
> Help - does anyone know what this is about please? What properties
> are missing and what can I do about it?
==============================
Maybe it's referring to metadata like...
the date taken, camera info...etc.

Right click one of the .jpg files and go to...
Properties / Summary tab / Advanced button...
to see the info.

The following articles discuss metadata.

EXIF
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif

IPTC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Press_Telecommunications_Council

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! -
Digital Image MVP

Digital Image
Highlights and FAQs
http://tinyurl.com/aczzp

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
J

John Inzer

#3
Re:*More* "Property Loss" Message copying images

Here's another article on metadata:

Metadata and the Windows
Vista Photo Gallery
http://tinyurl.com/3994ha

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! -
Digital Image MVP

Digital Image
Highlights and FAQs
http://tinyurl.com/aczzp

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
=============================

> pete_s_b wrote:

>> I have just got a Dell Inspiron running Vista Home Premium. Most
>> things work fine, but I have come across an irritation when trying to
>> use removable media - usb keys, CF cards, etc. Most files copy
>> across as they should, but image files give rise to a warning message
>> box entitled Property Loss, which then asks me "Are you sure you want
>> to copy this file without its properties? If I click yes, it copies
>> OK as far as I can see, but I have to do this for each image. Since
>> these are mostly jpegs (some bmps) that I have moved about on usb
>> keys regularly on XP computers, I find this baffling and I haven't
>> been able find any information about it.
>>
>> Help - does anyone know what this is about please? What properties
>> are missing and what can I do about it?
> ==============================
> Maybe it's referring to metadata like...
> the date taken, camera info...etc.
>
> Right click one of the .jpg files and go to...
> Properties / Summary tab / Advanced button...
> to see the info.
>
> The following articles discuss metadata.
>
> EXIF
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif
>
> IPTC
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Press_Telecommunications_Council
 
P

pete_s_b

#4
Many thanks John. I have looked at the properties, but cannot find any
pattern there. Since posting my original message, Dell support phoned me
back and spent quite a time looking at what was happening on my machine.
After going away to think about it, their final conclusion was that this is a
glitch in Vista, which they will be raising with Microsoft. In the meantime,
I guess I'll have to work around it.

Thanks again.

"John Inzer" wrote:

> pete_s_b wrote:

> > I have just got a Dell Inspiron running Vista Home Premium. Most
> > things work fine, but I have come across an irritation when trying to
> > use removable media - usb keys, CF cards, etc. Most files copy
> > across as they should, but image files give rise to a warning message
> > box entitled Property Loss, which then asks me "Are you sure you want
> > to copy this file without its properties? If I click yes, it copies
> > OK as far as I can see, but I have to do this for each image. Since
> > these are mostly jpegs (some bmps) that I have moved about on usb
> > keys regularly on XP computers, I find this baffling and I haven't
> > been able find any information about it.
> >
> > Help - does anyone know what this is about please? What properties
> > are missing and what can I do about it?
> ==============================
> Maybe it's referring to metadata like...
> the date taken, camera info...etc.
>
> Right click one of the .jpg files and go to...
> Properties / Summary tab / Advanced button...
> to see the info.
>
> The following articles discuss metadata.
>
> EXIF
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif
>
> IPTC
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Press_Telecommunications_Council
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! -
> Digital Image MVP
>
> Digital Image
> Highlights and FAQs
> http://tinyurl.com/aczzp
>
> Notice
> This is not tech support
> I am a volunteer
>
> Solutions that work for
> me may not work for you
>
> Proceed at your own risk
>
>
>
 
P

pete_s_b

#5
Re:*More* "Property Loss" Message copying images

That was an interesting article - I now know much more about metadata. I'm
obviously missing something, but I thought that USB keys and CF cards acted
like any other memory, so that whatever was in a file would be reproduced
exactly when it was copied.

Many thanks again John

"John Inzer" wrote:

> Here's another article on metadata:
>
> Metadata and the Windows
> Vista Photo Gallery
> http://tinyurl.com/3994ha
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! -
> Digital Image MVP
>
> Digital Image
> Highlights and FAQs
> http://tinyurl.com/aczzp
>
> Notice
> This is not tech support
> I am a volunteer
>
> Solutions that work for
> me may not work for you
>
> Proceed at your own risk
> =============================
>

> > pete_s_b wrote:

> >> I have just got a Dell Inspiron running Vista Home Premium. Most
> >> things work fine, but I have come across an irritation when trying to
> >> use removable media - usb keys, CF cards, etc. Most files copy
> >> across as they should, but image files give rise to a warning message
> >> box entitled Property Loss, which then asks me "Are you sure you want
> >> to copy this file without its properties? If I click yes, it copies
> >> OK as far as I can see, but I have to do this for each image. Since
> >> these are mostly jpegs (some bmps) that I have moved about on usb
> >> keys regularly on XP computers, I find this baffling and I haven't
> >> been able find any information about it.
> >>
> >> Help - does anyone know what this is about please? What properties
> >> are missing and what can I do about it?
> > ==============================
> > Maybe it's referring to metadata like...
> > the date taken, camera info...etc.
> >
> > Right click one of the .jpg files and go to...
> > Properties / Summary tab / Advanced button...
> > to see the info.
> >
> > The following articles discuss metadata.
> >
> > EXIF
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif
> >
> > IPTC
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Press_Telecommunications_Council
>
>
>