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    xmp files

    What ho one and all,

    I use a Nikon D300 (that is not relevant to this question) and always shot RAW (NEF files.) I use a card reader in the computer to transfer using Bridge to my desktop for editing.

    When happy, I will delete the RAW on the memory card using the camera and frequently format the card in camera.

    A few days ago, I transferred around twenty images and then decided to have a look at the card with File Explorer. I was surprised to find around 200 *.xmp files, dating back around one year, on the card. All the file had the normal camera generated file name.

    Don't understand why they would be there when the original RAW files have all been deleted.

    Grateful for an explanation.

    Thank and toodle pip

    Rex

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    Did you GOOGLE -> *.xmp files


    "XMP is an acronym for Extensible Metadata Platform. Files that contain the .xmp file extension normally store metadata information that describes an associated image, database, or web document file."
    If you're happy and you know it......it's your meds.

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    Thanks for the link and explanation. I know what xmp files are and assume that are created when I take a RAW photo. As I have some defaults set on the camera, it is safe to assume that each photo has an associated xmp saved on the memory card.

    The RAW and xmp are transferrred to my desktop for editing.

    My question is related to , when deleting the RAW from the memory card, why are only some of the xmp files left behind? It cannot have been all of them over the past year, only about 200 of what seem to be , random xmp files.

    I understand if I open PS from the memory card and save back to the card, but that is not my modus operandi.

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    As far as why some of the .xmp files were left when the Raw files were deleted, who knows? Maybe a glitch in the camera OS?

    I would not waste a lot of time worrying about it. Just delete the orphan .xmp files and move on to your next project.

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    That is what I have done; deleted and reformatted the card.

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