Hi, My current workflow involves converting my .cr2 files to .dng, bringing them into bridge, and editing in Photoshop CS3. The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to get bridge to save my metadata to the .dng files. My big picture concern is that one day if I decide to move to lightroom or another program, that my current metadata will be useless (e.g. go to the Expression Media 2 forum at MS and see the headaches they are having). I've tried these experiments to test the "flow of metadata 1. EM2 applied keywords do not show up in Bridge CS3. 2. Bridge CS3 applied keywords do not show up in EM2. So I ask, 1. Are there intermediary programs that function to handle the metadata only? As I'm only shooting raw right now, I'm happy to convert to .dng and then apply the metadata. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but it's my understanding that if I save my metadata in the .dng file, that the metadata should be readable regardless of what program I use (EM2, LR3, Aperture)? 2. And on the subject of JPEGs, my wife still shoots in JPEG and I would like to add her images to my library and add keywords and other metadata. Putting aside for a minute the fact that I can go JPEG to .DNG, and then go with the solution in question #1 above, is this a correct statement: Metadata cannot be saved to JPEG files, so if you are to apply metadata to a JPEG, then you are going to be storing this information in the database of the respective catalog software (LR3, aperture), and not in the files themselves. Therefore, the only way to extract this metadata if you were to move these JPEGs to a different cataloging program would be to rely on some type of export feature in the current cataloging program. Thank you for helping me nail this stuff down.