This was a problem with Windows XP up to and including Service Pack 3, but from one report this seems to have been fixed in Vista and Windows 7. If so, there must still be a lot of people running XP out there because I keep seeing this complaint.
Friday, March 26, 2010
More Windows corruption woes
Yet again I get a question from a user with images that have been corrupted by editing metadata with Windows. The biggest problem is that Windows may change the byte order of the EXIF when the metadata was edited. This is a REALLY, REALLY BAD thing to do because it is impossible to properly change the byte order of some proprietary information. So the effect is that this information is corrupted, causing errors when other software that parses this information reads the image.