Re: [Shotwell] Shotwell Tags not show up in RAW Image metadata

When raw files are opened, a JPEG file is generated by the shotwell (raw_file_name_shotwell.jpg extension). It would it be a good idea to at least write the tags on metadata for those JPEG files. Currently, these JPEG files don't have any meta data either. Just a suggestions.

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On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 2:33 PM, Jim Nelson <jim yorba org> wrote:
Joseph is correct, but we do recognize that many of our users want tags (and other metadata) written to their RAW files.  We've ticketed this at

-- Jim

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Joseph B <joseph bylund gmail com> wrote:
I think the current status is that shotwell never writes tags to raw files (in fact never edits them in any way).  This is because raw files are frequently viewed as archival formats and many people don't want a program to make any changes to their "originals".

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 1:08 PM, Rakitha Sanjeewa Beminiwattha <rakithab jlab org> wrote:
If is use following command to access image file,

>exiftool /home/rakithab/Pictures/2013/11/02/DSC_7074.JPG | grep Keywords

I get,
Keywords                        : halloween, test

So I can access the Shotwell tag I have put into the image. I have enabled to write tags information into image meta file. 

Now if I use the same command on a raw file with shotwell tags added, I cannot access the tags similar way to JPG file. 

> exiftool /home/rakithab/Pictures/2013/11/24/DSC_7108_NEF_shotwell.jpg | grep Keywords

I get nothing but I can see the tags for this image if I check it using Shotwell. 
Any help would be appreciated on how to access shotwell tags on RAW files. I also tried with the command,

identify -verbose <file_name>

 and it works for JPG but not for RAW


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