If Photoshop cannot read EXIF data then we are all in trouble. As you know EXIF is a method of transferring info from digital cameras into an image metadata stream. It covers things like exposure time; f-stop and, most importantly the date and time created. In my view this EXIF data is inviolate and you should not be able to edit it. But that is only an opinion, of course.
I am sure all this discussion and heartache is based on the old "you say tomato and I say tomato". It is how various programs plug metadata into images and where exactly they plug it.
Whilst all pictures taken on a modern digital camera will have EXIF data when they are created this data can easily be lost. Download any group of pictures from web sites and look for the EXIF data in them. If you digitize an image via a scanner, of course i will have no EXIF data. You will have to create it yourself. And,although it goes against the grain, somewhat, I can see the logic of Opus allowing you to add your own image creation date in these circumstances. That would, presumably, solve apzemek's problem.
In general Opus makes a really good fist of writing metadata to fields that correspond with Photoshop. I have spent months learning the rudiments of Visual Basic to make use of the wonderful forms facilities incorporated into V12.
I have been able to save hours a week adding image metadata to my work - and that is a great credit to Opus and the guys who made it.
I have taken the trouble to take one of my images and take screen shots of all the relevant Photoshop metadata panels. You will see that the match between Opus and Photoshop is pretty darned good. I also include in the zip file the metadata as seen by ExifTool.
There does remain one anomaly - COMMENT. This seems to be the field that got away. And I am sure is a tomato thing, too.
In Photoshop Comment appears in the Audio section of the metadata panels. In Opus I am not sure. I have to read the data from from usercomment and write it to comment in order for it to appear in Opus metadata panel. It is no big deal once you know, but the problem is, as far as I can see it appears nowhere in the Photoshop metadata.
To a professional photographer pushing his work to picture desks, libraries and magazines, it is vital to be able to leave notes on your pictures. These notes could easily include pointers to potential legal problems with the picture, or all manner of things.
My suggestion around this problem is have the comment field in Opus written to the Instructions field of Photoshop.
Sorry to rant on, but this small matter is important. It could potentially keep my out of chokey.
Alstroemeria-6. Metadata.zip (1.4 MB)