gjl711 wrote in post #19044772
Yes, I know well what a .xmp file is. Read the second sentence. I know it's there. I don't care that it's there. I was surprised at how many of them are corrupted. I don't care that they are, just surprised. They are all getting deleted anyway.
No, apparently you don't know where it comes from, although you state you know what it is for. You said, "Any camera that generates a raw file." But it does not....that is why I asked you what brand & model camera did that, in case my own information was outdated by recent changes by one manufacturer making XMP files in the camera.
Two independent discussions aabout XMP, one of them Adode's:
"How to Create an XMP File
BY TAMMY CLEVENGER
A file with the XMP file extension is an Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform file. An XMP file contains a metadata template to assist users in organizing multiple files. You can create an XMP metadata template file from an Adobe application, such as Photoshop or Fireworks, and then import the metadata into other files with the Adobe XMP platform installed. To create an XMP template file, you first need to select an Adobe graphic or document that contains metadata in the format you want to use."
"About the XMP standard
Metadata information is stored using the Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) standard, on which Adobe Bridge, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop are built. Adjustments made to images with Photoshop Camera Raw are stored as XMP metadata. XMP is built on XML, and in most cases the metadata is stored in the file. If it isn’t possible to store the information in the file, metadata is stored in a separate file called a sidecar file. XMP facilitates the exchange of metadata between Adobe applications and across publishing workflows. For example, you can save metadata from one file as a template, and then import the metadata into other files."
If you have any XMP file on a camera's memory card, the camera did not put it there, but an Adobe application created it and the XMP got inadvertantly copied to the memory card.
Are you mistakenly calling a RAW file an 'XMP' file (which it is not)?!