ExifTool by Phil Harvey
ExifTool by Phil Harvey: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
I’ve been playing around with this tool for a while, mainly using it to add IPTC tags to images so that Photoshop can read the entries, but recently I tried it on some 350D .CR2 RAW files, and was stunned to find that not only did it add in the tags, but the rest of the file was unharmed by this activity.
After messing around with DPP (see older post) I discovered that version 5.63 would throw away the DPP recipe data already in a file when adding tags. I posted to the forum, and within 5 hours I got to test out a pre-release 5.64 which totally solved the problem.
Now that’s service.
So, whilst I’m on a roll: does anyone know of a Spotlight plugin for OS X that will index the metadata within a RAW file ? I’m pretty sure Automator can take care of adding in the tags after I import the files (or I’ll run an AppleScript via Image Capture) so once Spotlight gets hold of the IPTC info everything iPhoto does can be implemented with a handful of Finder Smart Folders.