Bridge CS6: Complex Paths are gone from JPG file after changing Label in Bridge

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Hi,
I am using Photoshop and Bridge CS6. The problem with Bridge is that, when you create some complex path in JPG file. After saving the file, if you change Label in Bridge, the paths are gone. I discussed this in forum here: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1282165.

Look at the last answer, he said its a bug, and this needs repaired. If this is repaired in the new Patch release that will be great.

Any way for me to know if this is solved in future release?

Thanks
Best regards
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Jpeg format can't save paths.
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Paul Riggott

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Yes it can, try it for yourself!
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Saving path in JPG format is a common practice among designers. If you design a catalogue in InDesign, and you want to place all pictures with product only (no background), you create path in Photoshop and apply Clipping Path. Then if you place those images in InDesign, you will not see the background any more. This way you make your catalogue file lighter, because if you use PSD or TIFF file, they will be too large, no point, JPG works just fine. And JPG still holding paths fine, the problem arises only when you change Label through Bridge. So I think the problem is with Bridge, not with JPG nor Photoshop.
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Interesting...
I am using Elements, which does not recognize paths natively.
With the help of the Elements+ add-on, I could use the scripts to save selections as paths and save as jpeg.
When re-opening the file, nothing was to be seen, but the script to select the work path made the path visible.

More interesting for your case, have a look at this link:
http://gimpforums.com/thread-embedded...

a quote suggesting that changing metadata may interfere with the storing of the path in the metadata section.
"JPG can contain some free-text comments and metadata, that some specific software can (ab)use to hold clipping paths (in what format? can you point to an official standard (IPTC/XMP/EXIF?))."
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I don't think this data is held in any schema, more like the file format.
Tags for paths are...
pathTag = '8BIM\x07\xd0';
clippingPathTag = '8BIM\x0b\xb7';
workPath = '8BIM\x04\x01';
These can be found using a binary search.
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What do I do with these tags?
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Paul Riggott

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They are handy in finding what files contain what sort of paths exist in a file.
See... http://www.ps-scripts.com/bb/viewtopi...
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Saving path or leaving work path in JPG file is a common task. We provide clipping path service and we have been providing JPG for number of years now. But recently I have developed a script for Bridge through which I am able to record which employee worked on which image. And for easy reference of file status, we use Label options. And there I have noticed that bug, that when you create some complex path and save the image as jpg, and then if you change Label (or possibly any meta data), and you re-open the file in Photoshop, you no longer see the paths.

This is definitely a bug of Bridge and I think nothing to do with Photoshop, if someone says this is normal, then I would say he is not normal. And this problem is only with Bridge CS6, not with Bridge CS3. Any way to get Bridge developer's attention to this and get it resolved in future update patch?
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I have reported Bridge bugs before CS6 was released and those bug have still not been fixed. It seems any bugs with Bridge are ignored by Adobe and getting it fixed will be a miracle.
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That would be really disappointing. I really need this bug fixed in CS6. Don't know what to do..
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As this problem seems to be related to XMP it might be wise to post this in the XMP forum where you might stand a chance of someone looking into this.
http://forums.adobe.com/community/des...
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Hi,

Me too having the same problem, when use selection and convert it to work path and then to clippling path, if save with minimum tolerance, eg 0.5, photoshop can't save the path into the JPEG file, Tiff is ok. If previously your image have other path, it will totally gone. Please fix the bug!!!!