Lightroom: Can't write metadata to some jpeg files

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Hi

I have 6 jpeg files that cause problems for Lightroom. They all have the following characteristics.

1) They can be read by Lightroom (added to a catalog)
2) They can be read by Photoshop CS5, exiftool, and ImageVerifier (http://www.imageingester.com) without any problems
3) I cannot save metadata into these files using LR 3 for Macintosh. Upon Saving Metadata I get the exclamation point showing a metadata sync error. Lightroom says "There were unknown errors while writing metadata..."

The files were all written by a Minolta camera (that I no longer have), and have been modified by having tags added to them by exiftool (recent command line version, running on Macintosh).

I have archived these files. If you would like to look at them, contact me and I can send them to you.

The files are not causing problems for me, as I have opened them in Photoshop CS 5 and saved them as fresh copies, which cause no problems for Lightroom now.
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Hi Stuart,

This specific bug has been fixed in 4.2 (I've now updated this thread to reflect that.) For the benefit of the original poster, the engineer's comment was:

"The XMP is bad because some app wrote a form of RDF that is legit in general RDF but long documented as not allowed in XMP. The Exif Software tag says "f-spot version 0.5.0.3". This is a photo app in GNOME."

So, if you are experiencing a problem saving metadata to files from Lightroom, it's a different problem than the original issue reported in this thread. Is it possible that this is the issue that you're experiencing?

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

If not, can you provide more information, and ideally an example file that demonstrates the problem?

Thanks,
Ben
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Benjamin Warde, Employee

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Hi All,

The issue originally reported by Alan has been fixed in Lightroom 4.2.

UPDATE: Actually, looking back through the comments in this thread, I see that the sample file was actually provided by Simon. So, we've fixed Simon's issue in 4.2, maybe not Alan's. :-)

Thanks,
Ben