> Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 04:44:51 +0400
> From: alexandre.prokoudine@xxxxxxxxx
> To: gimp-user-list@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: DON'T HATE the new save vs. export behavior
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 3:43 AM, scott s. wrote:
> > Well I can you if it is a GEOTiff (standard defined set of Tiff tags) they
> > are lost. That of course is true whether you save an xcf or export
> > back to tiff. IIUC GIMP uses a 3rd party library to read tiff, and I
> > guess GIMP spec doesn't specify if on import if GIMP is to retain
> > meta-data, silently dispose of it, or alert the user that meta-data may
> > be lost.
> As already explained in this thread, libtiff simply doesn't support
> preserving metadata.
> Alexandre Prokoudine
So that would fall into the "silently dispose" category, then.
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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