Lightroom Classic v12.1 error: Any change in Develope removed all Fujifilm metadata (Exif tags) when saved.

When comparing a jpg file from my X-H2s camera by ExifTool, the following where missing after editing in Lr:

Quality, Clarity, Crop Mode, Film Mode, Flicker Reduction Blur Warning, Exposure Warning, Focus Warning Faces Detected, Picture Mode Focus Mode, Focus Mode 2, Focus Pixel Noise Reduction, Num Face Elements Fuji Flash Mode, Fuji Model, Fuji Model 2 Sequence Number, Shutter Speed Value, Shutter Type, Slow Sync and all 18 Fuji Film 0xnnnn tags

Anybody discovered the same problem?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Probably this query should rather be directed towards Adobe Support, or at least to the Adobe community forums \$\endgroup\$
    – osullic
    Commented Feb 20, 2023 at 13:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, I have done and they said it will be looked into. So hopefully Fujifilm metadata will be recognized in a near future reklease. \$\endgroup\$
    – Olaf
    Commented Feb 20, 2023 at 15:14

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Most of that info is included in the "maker notes" section of the EXIF Info.

Adobe products are notorious for ignoring/stripping most of the maker notes information when converting native raw files to DNG and when exporting converted raw files to standardized formats such as TIFF, JPEG, PNG, etc.

What you are describing is not that surprising based on the way Adobe products have long treated what they term as "undocumented" maker notes information.

  • \$\begingroup\$ There was a very informative statement by an Adobe employee on their forums a few years ago regarding this. I don't have time right now to see if I can track down the original thread on Adobe's updated "support community", but here's the now defunct address of the old link. The old thread number might still be valid somewhere in the new community forum. forums.adobe.com/thread/743437?start=0&tstart=0 \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Feb 21, 2023 at 0:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ That thread is accessible through the Internet Archive: Lightroom strips very valuable EXIF data - details \$\endgroup\$
    – osullic
    Commented Feb 21, 2023 at 9:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ You can't just shove EXIFTool into Lr; this is not how it works. - hysterical. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 17 at 10:57

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