$fargh mobile autocorrect.
The original metadata are in the raw files, so they can always be read. But for downstream manipulation/analysis (in my case converting to tiff, merging into one file, converting that into hdf5 and then using an analysis pipeline that has troubles dealing with TIFF files that include metadata).
What is the added value to have the metadata in the .tiff or hdf5 file?
Maybe I do not understand what kind of metadata is stored in a .ome.tiff file. Do you have a link that explains the importance of them?