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Allow embedded meta writing for RAW files

By default IDimager will not store meta information inside RAW image formats. Although this is possible for some RAW formats, it is not officially supported by the format and may cause your RAW converter to fail reading the results. Try first if your RAW converter is smart enough to work with modified RAW files using a copy of your RAW file before permanently enabling this option.


Note; When enabled, IDimager can write embedded metadata to the RAW formats: NEF, ORF, CR2, and PEF. For all other RAW formats, IDimager will write metadata to a XMP sidecar file.


At all times, IDimager will write embedded metadata to the formats: JPG, TIF, DNG, PSD, and PSB


Rotate images by updating the XMP/Exif tag (Quick Rotation)

When Quick rotation is enabled, IDimager will not rotate the full image data, but instead, only update the orientation tag. Because IDimager is fully orientation-tag-aware, the Quick Rotation option provides a much quicker rotation method and also prevents unneeded altering of your file.


With Quick rotation disabled, IDimager will rotate the full content of the image. For JPG images that is done in a  lossless manner, meaning there is no quality loss due to recompression.


Non-savable image formats (like RAWs) will always be rotated in Quick mode, regardless of this setting.


Image Loading File Size Limit

This option defines the size of images that you want IDimager to process thumbnails for.


If the application encounters a file that is larger than this setting, IDimager will not load the file and will also not create thumbnails (even if the format is supported). These images will then get a thumbnail that displays the file type icon as registered in Windows.


Apart from not loading these images, they can still be managed by IDimager (assign catalog labels, rate, etc).


Non Image Formats

This is a list of file extensions that IDimager will show in the Collection Viewer, but which are not supported image formats. By adding non-image extensions you can manage any document using IDimager (including meta data etc).


Since IDimager doesn't natively support Non Image Formats it will try to generate thumbnails for them by using the Windows Thumbnail builder (the same engine that generated thumbnails for the Windows Explorer). If Windows can't generate thumbnails for these formats either then IDimager will generate file format thumbnails for these formats.