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Vista "breaks RAW files"

PC-using photographers are being advised not to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest operating system Vista until a critical bug is fixed.

According to reports ,tagging a photograph’s metadata in Vista will move other crucial metadata.

In the most severe example given, which Microsoft are apparently already aware of, Nikon-generated RAW files were rendered unreadable after being tagged with Vista or Microsoft’s Photo Info tool.

Microsoft says that the problem is caused “when makernote data in the EXIF)metadata area of the image is moved to a different location within the metadata region of the image. This change in the location of the makernote data may make the information unreadable.”

It advises: “Do not use the Photo Acquisition Wizard to download the photos to the hard disk. Do not use Windows Photo Gallery or Windows Explorer to edit the properties of the image. “

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