Can someone speak to the import/export process between photo organizing softwares? I'm thinking of investing in Photoshop Elements and want to finally do my photo library justice by organizing/rating/tagging/geotagging it all. But, it makes me nervous to do this, thinking that the photo meta information might reside in the software rather than in the photos themselves.
I can't find a very plain discussion about this on the internet. Basically, I don't want to invest hours and days editing meta stuff about my photos in PS Elements and then, in 2 years, if I decide to upgrade to Apple Aperture or another piece of software (of a different brand), find that I cannot import all my tags/meta into the new piece of software.
I've already noticed in the trial version of PS Elements that tags are not recorded in the EXIF. But is there a program that could act as a go-between translator to these different pieces?