Bridge: CS6 not displaying complete metadata

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I have been exploring this issue on Adobe's Bridge Forum, but to try and get the right people aware of it, and thus be able to get a fix, I'm posting here as well.

Basically, I have CS5 and am playing around with CS6. So far so good, impressed overall.

I like to have Bridge set up to display the Metadata for each image, and when I view the metadata, it is not as complete as what I see in the CS5 version of Bridge.

Specifically, I like to be able to see the Subject Distance, which is recorded for the camera/lens combination I'm using. In Bridge CS5, the Subject Distance displays just fine, but it is completely absent in CS6. I have confirmed this to be the case with my Canon 1D Mark IV, and my wife's Canon 7D.

Also, I like to see the ISO as well. In Bridge CS5, it shows nicely as "ISO Speed Ratings" while in Bridge CS6, it shows as "(ISO) Photographic Sensitivity" - kind of excessive. If I only check the "ISO Speed" - nothing shows up.

To verify this, I made sure *all* metadata options in the Preferences menu were selected to display, but despite this, the Subject Distance is not being displayed (and the ISO labeling is a bit wordy for my taste).

Also, I posted this in the PS General Forum, and received a reply from one user that for some of his old NEF files, Bridge in CS5 and CS6 displayed the subject distance properly, while for some newer NEF files, it showed in CS5, but not CS6.

You can find the original discussion here:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/113408...

As far as I can see, this seems to be a quirk in Bridge's reading of the EXIF data of at least some cameras. It would be great to get this fixed.

Thanks.

Don Cohen
http://www.dlcphoto.com
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Update:

Paul Riggott, in the thread above, actually enabled me to remedy this problem, by providing both a Custom File Info Panel, and also a new Inspector Panel. These now display the Subject Distance for those of my shots where this data is recorded in the EXIF fields.