metadata problems

  1. rob211

    Transferring or copying metadata from custom fields to standard fields

    Plugins often have custom metadata fields. I'd like to bulk copy metadata from such a plugin's fields to standard ones elsewhere in LrC. For example, I use the custom field in Negative Lap Pro to add lens info or film type; I'd like to append those to hierarchical keywords. I looked at the...
  2. Stephanie Booth

    metadata conflicts: how to view differences + does photosweeper touch metadata?

    My catalog is sprouting metadata conflicts left, right, and centre. I've had messages when quitting Lightroom that LR was still writing metadata to files but that it would continue next time I opened (so I didn't wait to quit). I used photosweeper to eliminate duplicates, and then either synced...
  3. A

    Edit and develop metadata missing

    I spent a fair amount of time working on a batch of photos but when I opened LR the next time, none of the edits, ratings, etc. showed up. What happened? Do I need to restore from backup? Can I do that for just the missing metadata from certain batches?
  4. S

    Lightroom 5 + Lightroom CC (2015.7) Metadata Write Errors

    Hello all, Having constant issues with both Mac Lightroom 5 and Lightroom CC (2015.7) being unable to write metadata to sidecar XMP for my RAW files. I will sync my files, then Command-S to make sure all changes have been saved, before exporting. Preferences are set to “Automatically write...
  5. A

    How to sort scanned photos by date in Lightroom

    Hi I just spent some time trying to figure out why my scanned photos don't sort by date, and I think I understand it more or less. I searched through this forum to see if this question had been answered before, and I don't think so, although obviously many people understand the issue already...
  6. M

    Metadata Save to Files Problem

    In the catalog panel on the left I am told that 458 images have "Save Metadata to Files Problems." What does this mean? Checking the files via Bridge and comparing with LR it looks like all the metadata is on the disk as well as in LR. I don't know what to do about this message. Even so I...