Photoshop: How come when you open File Info your info is not there like in past versions?

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used to be able to open file info with all my copyright info saved now I have to make a file and save it and each time open file to get my saved  copyright info
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Mitch Friedman

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Posted 4 months ago

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Howdy Mitch,

I don't quite follow you.  I'm not seeing a change from previous releases in this regard.  Are you talking metadata from your camera or something you set?  Could you share some of your details so I can have a better idea of the issue that you're encountering?  That way I could suggest a work-around or log a bug or something.

Thanks,
David
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Mitch Friedman

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when you open photoshop now and then open file info there is no info and now you have to fill it out save it to a file so each time you open file info you have to add this file to the file info so your info is in it. It used to be saved in photoshop file info so when you opened up file info all your info was there that is what I am talking about now you have to do one more step it is not as easy as it used to be.

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Most image formats save metadata internally, but RAW files use an XMP sidecar linked file to store metadata. What type of files are you working with? Can you try adding metadata using Adobe Bridge to see if it shows up and saves ok?
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Mitch Friedman

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not using RAW  save in jpg and why would they change something that worked in Photoshop 5 to this it is not user-friendly
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Is it possible you were adding the copyright another way? ( e.g. one of these tutorials for adding copyright via the Script Events Manager: http://www.tranberry.com/photoshop/photoshop/PhotoshopUseMagScriptEvents.pdf )
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no in the old photoshop 5 I added my copyright info and each time I opened file info it was there I never had to open a file and then add something to it this is a very silly way to do things and not user-friendly like photoshop 5 was
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Hi Mitch,

You're talking about Photoshop CS5, right?  Just want to make sure we're on the same page.  CS5 came out eight years ago, when iPads were a *brand new concept* and Angry Birds was "the" app.  A lot has changed since then.  And File Info has needed to keep up, requiring changes...

I believe the solution to the problem that you're encountering is to create a template for your documents and then import that template.



The steps are:
1) enter all the information you're concerned about into one document
2) click Template > Export at the bottom of the File Info dialog

Now, whenever you want the same metadata in another file, just click Template > Import.  You can also create an action or script that will do this for you -- these can apply to a whole bunch of images with a single click, so this shouldn't be something that's a hassle for you.

Hope that helps.  If you're referring to something else, please let me know.

Thanks,
David
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Mitch Friedman

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David Yes I have done as above what is silly is that I have to use a template every time I open up File info this is a step backward. It should be just like photoshop cs5 and when you open up file info your info is their heck, in fact, it even remembered a thing in the description when you typed say a person's name this new version is a step back in time and not user-friendly like cs5 file info was.
How come you guys can not make it so when you open up file info your copyright info is there how silly is this new way of things shame on Adobe and Photoshop for going backward and now making us pay for this when CS5 worked for me and many others.  Again this is not user-friendly how come you do not get what I am saying? why do we have to import this info every time when we never had to with CS5 or for that fact CS6?? We should not have to click on the darn template and import our info if you are doing 100's of photos this step takes time and is silly. Bad enough we have to type what each photo is now you want us to do this silly step when we did not have to in the past.
Mitch
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Br doesn't have so many new features fortunately, we can use older versions which were quite good.
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