On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 3:43 AM, scott s. wrote:

> Well I can you if it is a GEOTiff (standard defined set of Tiff tags) they
> are lost.  That of course is true whether you save an xcf or export
> back to tiff.  IIUC GIMP uses a 3rd party library to read tiff, and I
> guess GIMP spec doesn't specify if on import if GIMP is to retain
> meta-data, silently dispose of it, or alert the user that meta-data may
> be lost.

As already explained in this thread, libtiff simply doesn't support
preserving metadata.

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