Reason: I rendered an animation on 5 computers using the non overwrite/placeholder method, but unfortunately on one computer I loaded the wrong version of the file (doh!). So every 5th frame or so is slightly inconsistent from the rest (different lighting, different hair particle configuration). Not pretty in an animation.

Luckily (or so I thought) I edited the metadata fields within Blender on each computer to put the name of that computer in the metadata, specifically in the note field for each PNG. However, in every application I've tried, from Windows, to Photoshop to Premiere to Adobe Bridge, nothing can find that metadata. I've searched for the computer name, for a note field, and tried to create a not field in Premiere. Nothing, anywhere seems to see it, but documentation says that PNGs support metadata within Blender.

I realize I'm using mostly Adobe products and while I'd love to be able to use them for this task, I'm open to other software suggestions for sure. Even within Blender if it is possible.

Can anyone give me a tip on finding this data and filtering it so ultimately I can delete all files created by one computer so I can rerender just those files?

Thanks heaps and bunches!

• imagemagick's identify command with the -verbose option usually spits out everything there is to know about a file for me (including blender-added metadata). May not be the most convenient solution on windows however. – gandalf3 Mar 12 '16 at 3:53
• Did you consider reporting a bug to Adobe? – ideasman42 Mar 12 '16 at 7:44