Done, and yes the steps that have been outlined in the case are accurate. thank you for doing that John!! I'm glad that someone else was able to verify and submit.
Guess we need to get some more people to do the ME TOO to have it looked at.
Gnits, thank you for the additional insight, seems as though metadata has been a struggle in some fashion or other for a long time. My problem just cropped up because I've finally taken the plunge to manage all of my genealogy exhibits within Lightroom. Down side is most are scans of documents...
Once the images are exported as JPGs, they are copied out and used by a third party program to create my genealogy site. This application reads data directly from the EXIF / IPTC data. Then I remove / delete the JPG files from Lightroom as I only need the master TIF files since the JPGs reside...
I removed the data from the "Caption" field within Lightroom and did the (Ctrl-S) and saw the dialog at the top of Lightroom saving the file. This is what Lightroom shows:
And this is what Photoshop shows, data still present:
So next I thought, OK, why not "Read" the metadata...
Paul, in this case the files are of an over-sized document that was scanned as multiple TIF files and then combined with Photoshop into a single file. Then imported into Lightroom and metadata added after import into Lightroom. After the metadata is added, I would export them as JPGs and make...
Victoria, I'm sorry, I don't follow. I'm trying to remove the data from the "Caption" field so that there is nothing there, blank or empty field. It shows empty or blank in Lightroom, but if you open the file and look at the file info within Photoshop, the data is still there.
It looks like the EXIFTOOL also shows that the data is still present in the field:
Even though the field was "cleared" within Lightroom, it did not totally clear it.
I wonder how many other fields that have been "cleared" actually still have data in them. That's scary.
In any case...
Paul, as far as using an external tool such as you show in the example of EXIFTOOL, that answer would be no. If you right-click on the file in Windows and go to Properties -> Details tab it also shows the "Description" / "Caption" field, only it's shown as "Subject."
So yes, the data only...
I think that I've discovered what I consider a problem with these fields metadata fields within Lightroom / Photoshop. Let me preface this is the way I have my Lightroom options configured as below:
I've thought in the past the the "Automatically write changes into XMP within Lightroom...
Interesting caveat is that you can only search for the synonym when searching the keywords as shown here.
But if you search via Keyword List is doesn't show any of the Keywords with Cillo as a synonym shown here I only see Adolph Cillo
And not his wife Beatrice, whose Keyword is Beatrice...
In addition to photography, I've got a larger than average collection of family photographs used for genealogy research that are in various stages of having Keywords added to them. I'd like to clarify what I think is true about Keywords and Synonyms if possible. Please feel free to confirm...
That's what I thought based on the various discussions that included information about the Metadata-Viewer.
I've already got them organized in that fashion, guess I'll have to refine that even more at this point. Thanks Cletus!!
That could be an enhancement for Lightroom!! :)