There may be inconsistencies in the Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) and Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) values for an image file in Windows Vista and in Windows XP

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SYMPTOMS

After you modify the metadata properties for an image file in Windows Vista or in Windows XP, there may be inconsistencies in the Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) and Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) values for this image file.

Especially after you modify the values of the following properties for a JPEG file in Windows Explorer or in Windows Photo Gallery, values in the EXIF format for the JPEG file may be lost:
  • The Keywords property
  • The Title property
  • The Comments property
  • The Rating property

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information for Windows Vista

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_1_for_kb945060~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,95511-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_2_for_kb945060~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,79311-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_3_for_kb945060~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,79311-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42511-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,36711-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71111-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42511-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43011-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable2,08411-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
X86_4024621e0c8fcd2a0110ada936b1211d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20788_none_56d04da58c513d28.manifestNot Applicable70811-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
X86_aaed31b300756f8244c73c0d53c6b5aa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22133_none_efa61db75bed4e33.manifestNot Applicable70811-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-photometadatahandler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20788_none_c8c4427601b4ed20.manifestNot Applicable52,79708-Mar-200804:48Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-photometadatahandler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22133_none_cadb8f45feb773a9.manifestNot Applicable52,79711-Mar-200803:50Not Applicable
Photometadatahandler.dll6.0.6000.20788422,40008-Mar-200804:19x86
Photometadatahandler.dll6.0.6001.22133422,40011-Mar-200803:18x86
Windows Vista, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_2e4955a7ac490888b0b6b65dc00337e0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22133_none_919f7f4876a7b15a.manifestNot Applicable1,06411-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Amd64_8594feeecd49dcdc6deb0bf8307ec5ed_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20788_none_c808251a5d0b38f8.manifestNot Applicable1,06411-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-photometadatahandler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20788_none_24e2ddf9ba125e56.manifestNot Applicable52,82108-Mar-200804:59Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-photometadatahandler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22133_none_26fa2ac9b714e4df.manifestNot Applicable52,82111-Mar-200804:26Not Applicable
Package_1_for_kb945060~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable2,19311-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_2_for_kb945060~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable2,02911-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_3_for_kb945060~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable2,02911-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43311-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,37511-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,72111-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43311-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43811-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable2,09811-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Photometadatahandler.dll6.0.6000.20788465,92008-Mar-200804:27x64
Photometadatahandler.dll6.0.6001.22133466,94411-Mar-200803:50x64
Windows Vista, IA-64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ia64_96dff5f9c52bbd468bf9062bc27777c7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22133_none_8d5e76510b71beec.manifestNot Applicable1,06211-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Ia64_microsoft-windows-photometadatahandler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22133_none_cadd333bfeb57ca5.manifestNot Applicable52,80911-Mar-200804:10Not Applicable
Package_1_for_kb945060~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable2,02411-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42911-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb945060_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43411-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable1,42511-Mar-200821:47Not Applicable
Photometadatahandler.dll6.0.6001.22133745,98411-Mar-200803:41IA-64

Hotfix information for Windows XP

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pmh.dll6.0.6001.22133422,40009-Apr-200814:11x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

Image metadata is embedded inside an image file. This metadata provides additional information about the image, such as information about the device that was used to capture the image or about the dimensions of the image.

The Microsoft Windows Imaging Component (WIC) provides interfaces that let the user read and write this metadata for several common metadata formats. These formats include XMP, EXIF, and Png Textual Data (tEXt).

To edit the metadata in Windows Vista, open the Properties dialog box of an image file, and then click the Details tab.

For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms737407.aspx
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb643802.aspx
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 945060 - Last Review: April 18, 2008 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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