Hi Claire,


Yes, we discovered the same issue. If I remember correctly the cut off is 30 characters. Our ICT team did some research and I was told that apparently this is due to how IPTC credit line fields are programmed world-wide and there is nothing you can do about it.


If you find that there is a solution to this after al  please let us know as we would be very interested in it.


Many thanks,




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Hi everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has come across this problem before. IPTC metatdata 'Credit LIne' field seems to have some strange character limit. Reads fine in Photoshop but when viewed in other metadata reading programs in cuts off after a certain number of characters. We noticed it because it wasn't copying across fully to our DAM system. Oddly, this seems to only be a problem with TIFF files and not JPGS. Any thoughts?

Thank you,

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