Lightroom: Use of adjustment brush means a tiff developed from a raw file can not be saved as a jpeg by Ps7, Cs2, Cs5, and others.

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After using the adjustment brush in lightroom a tiff can not be converted to a jpeg. Previously it was suggested this was a bug in CS2, but PS7 and CS5 show the same "program error" message when trying to save/convert a tiff to a jpeg. This same problem also happened with Lightroom 3 when GPS information was added to the header, then the raw developed as a tiff meant the tiff could not be saved as a jpeg.
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Chris Cox

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Have you installed all the updates for Lightroom?
I thought they fixed the metadata misformatting in a dot release.
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Thank you.

Yes, I think I'm current on the updates. I'm using Lightroom 4.11, which I downloaded on July 5, 2012 when I upgraded from Lightroom 3.

Mike
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Darn, I thought they'd fixed it in Lightroom.

I know I fixed the code in Photoshop (to ignore misformatted metadata that Lightroom was writing), but that's a workaround not a real fix. I don't recall if that fix went into CS6 or a CS5 dot release.

Lightroom has to fix the way they're writing the metadata to match the standards - otherwise other apps will choke on it, and even those that don't choke are going to drop the misformatted data.
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The CS5 (12.0.4) dot release handles the problem, but does pass through the malformed metadata if saved as another tiff, making the new tiff impossible to save as a jpeg in any earlier version of Photoshop or other software.

Deleted the http://ns.adobe.com/camera-raw-settin... field in the header, using Photoshop, gets rid of the bad EXIF portion, but that's only a workaround. Though Lightroom 4.11 has several options for dealing with EXIF information when exporting as a tiff, one being camera raw and camera raw settings. Unfortunately this also gets rid of the original camera EXIF.

If Lightroom would just allow getting rid of the camera raw settings while keeping the original camera EXIF, that would be a good, automatic way to deal with the problem that doesn't seem to be getting fixed otherwise.

Thanks.

Mike