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Backup of On1 edits and metadata

If I do not choose to have edits saved in sidecar files, On1 should provide a backup mechanism. It should let me choose a folder of my choice and save all my photo edits and metadata into that file. Then there should be a restore function which is the inverse of this.

On a similar note, maybe have a menu function to save all edits to sidecar files. Have this occur for all photos in the current folder, or current folder and recursive. This allows us to not initially have sidecar files, but later decide to use sidecar files.

4 comments on “Backup of On1 edits and metadata”

  1. On July 2, 2018 at 3:13 am gwhitmarsh wrote:

    Please implement this as I also do not like sidecar files. In Lightroom I can backup the images and catalogue
    Also, if you must use sidecar files, then place everything in .on1 and not the metadata in a separate .xmp. Not only do you get 3 files per image, but, as I am running Lightroom as well, the xmp messes things up as Adobe also use xmp.

  2. On October 5, 2018 at 10:06 am J├╝rgen Herr wrote:

    This is VERY important. Without sidecar files a Backup and Restore Function is absolutely necessary, if you want to move your On1 installation and photo library to a new PC. If you simply install On1 Photo Raw on a new PC and copy you photo folders, it appears that you will lose all your edits.
    Furthermore: If you turn on the sidecar option later, sidecar files will not be generated for past edits. You have to revisit all your past edits in order to force the creation of sidecar files (e.g. by selecting a file in Browse, switch to Develop and then back to Browse from this file).
    This should be a top priority for On1 because you will be locking your customers in to old hardware.

  3. On November 28, 2018 at 10:14 pm Mark Kaprielian wrote:

    I fully agree with the previous comments. The original one has excellent ideas.

    Need to be able to independently backup the catalog
    Excellent idea about recursive side-car generation

    I’d like to add an option to allow us to push the side car files down one level from the photos into a standard On1 sidecar subfolder. This way we do not see the sidecar files but they are all contained in the folder below. Additional feature is that if the side cars are not in that folder or the folder does not exist it looks in the same photo as the folder. ALSO if we move them from the folder or to the folder On1 will be smart and find it in either place even though we moved it up or down.

  4. On February 12, 2019 at 1:44 pm Adrian Lowe wrote:

    Yep a separate sidecar folder would be neater. I’m assuming currently that if the current whole inclusive folder is copied to another computer, that the files are workable?

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