1. pedz

    Force sidecars for TIFF images?

    I updated the GPS coordinates of a group of images captured back in 2003 and now LR wants to update the original TIFF files and I'm a bit reluctant for a few reasons. Can I force LR to use side cars? And... why does it want to update the TIFF images anyway? I have the option to do so off.
  2. S

    Export How to export photo with plugin custom metadata

    Hi all! I am developing a plugin for Lightroom Classic using LUA that allow user to enter custom metadata defined by the plugin. My question is how to programatically overwrite the standard metadata (e.g. Camera Make, Model, Shutter, Aperture, Lens, ISO, etc) on the exported Jpg file...
  3. pedz

    Strangeness with updating GPS via Map Module

    There may be another setting that I am not finding. Here are the symptoms: I'm on macOS Sonoma I have my images on a remote disk. If I mount that disk on my laptop then when I update the GPS settings by going to the Map module, selecting a batch of images, and dragging the icon onto the map...
  4. E

    Preserving edits and metadata outside of Lightroom

    Hi All, I know Lightroom enough to use many of the keywording, captioning and editing functions. What I have always wondered is if I want to ensure that all that work put into the keywording captioning and editing tweaks can be preserved beyond Lightroom. Is there a function such as export that...
  5. B

    Edit time stamp not working

    This is my first post here, and I am hoping someone can help me understand what I am doing wrong when editing the time stamp. It seems pretty straightforward and it is something I used to do in LR5 all the time. I select Metadata>Edit Capture time, then select the Shift by set number of hours...
  6. javapop

    Culling photos from Photo Mechanic to LRC

    I have a bit of an issue with LRC (12.5 release). I cull photos with Photo Mechanic, tagging color ratings, and then sync my photos in LRC. I'm getting a warning that I used to hit Overwrite settings and it would clear all selected. For some reason unknown, I have to do this one image at a time...
  7. pedz

    "Camera" model in metadata -- can it be changed?

    If I select a still image and pick "Exif" in the drop down in the Metadata panel, sometimes (not always I think) "Make" and "Model" shows up which in this example is "DJI" and "DJI Pocket". The problem is that this wasn't a "Pocket" but a "Pocket 2" and I'd like to modify it in the LR database...
  8. W

    SmugMug plugin metadata field for personal information

    I use the SmugMug plugin. Many of the metadata fields (Title, Caption, User Comment, Headline, many others) upload to SmugMug and are visible there. I would like to find some metadata field that I could use for personal notes (e.g. "used for birthday card to Mom 2021") that would NOT upload to...
  9. E

    Establishing Source Filename Consistency in Lightroom without Losing Information

    Hi All I would like to store all my photos on disk by a simple unique serial number - as there are tens of thousands of them. For example ABX45667, ABX45668, ABX45669 etc However, I have a rag bag of existing filenames on my original photos - they are totally non-systematic but are actually...
  10. A

    Change color of slide title in Slideshow

    Learning to use 'Title' field in image metadata to insert captions on images in a slideshow. White seems to be the default color. This shows up poorly on slides that are light where the caption appears (moving the caption would help, but that is a global action, so moves the caption on all...
  11. GretchenW

    Importing previously edited photos

    When I import my images to LR, I convert them to DNG. I thought the metadata settings were saved to that DNG file. Recently I had a corrupted LR catalog, so I just started a new catalog and re-imported all my DNGs. However there were no editing details attached to any of these images and I had...
  12. S

    Preserving edits

    Hi. Sorry for what’s probably a stupid question. I’ve never trusted a catalogue based photo software to keep my edits safe. I’ve had a few occasions in the past, especially when I used to use photo mechanic as part of my workflow, where I would go back to files in Lightroom and all my edits are...
  13. C

    Library module, option to customise metadata: difference between 'date' and 'capture date'?

    Hello all Please can someone explain the difference: In LR Classic, library module, there is an option to customise metadata default panel - see screenshot below. By default, capture date is checked - this is fine and I don't want to loose this. But I would like to know how 'capture date'...
  14. S

    Library module Lost metadata - need to recover

    How do I recover lost metadata - ran Topaz Gigpixel which crashed and subsequently lost all metadata for the files that were in the Gigapixel queue
  15. Kevin Sholder

    Unable to Write Metadata to files

    What would cause the inability to write keywords to a specific file? I see the following ! on some files that I recently added some keywords to. When I ask it to read the meta data from the file the keywords disappear, OK, get that. I then enter the keyword again and the ! reappears and when...
  16. B

    Library module Add metadata by just selecting different images

    Hi there, is there setting to be able to add metadata (captions, keywords) by just selecting different images in the libary module? I know, this is possible via syncronisation, but it's one step more. And, for adding keywords the sync is not so useful, because it syncs all the keywords for the...
  17. T

    "Read Metadata from File" issue

    When I select a number of photos in the "Has been changed" category and then use choose the "Read Metadata from File" option, at first the photos in question disappear from the "Has been changed" category, as you would expect, but then they immediately return. Any suggestions why this happens?
  18. F

    Anyone using JB Listview and having issues lately?

    Hi all, So I learned of JB Listview from this forum last year and bought a license last May or so. I don't need to use it often but since LR never had a list view like APerture used to back in the day, having a way to see a list of images and even edit things like Title and the like makes for a...
  19. Mr_RossDuncan

    Help needed in resolving a metadata mystery

    I am running Lr Classic version 12.0.1 on a new Dell laptop. This was purchased after some long research to make sure it was set up with sufficient Ram etc to run Lr effectively. The catalog is situated on the laptop along with the helper, previews, smart previews and data folders. The actual...
  20. R

    Metadata can't update from lowercase to uppercas

    I entered metadatas in lowercase where I'd like it to be Uppercase (example: Country: "France" instead of "FRANCE"). If I reenter it, LR classic do not take it into account. It proposes the original one "France" and even if I retype it with capital letters it does not change. Any idea ? Thanks !
  21. R

    Classic <-> CC, what sync and what does not ?

    I remember reading a thread showing what sync and what does not between LRClassic and LR Web but can't find it back. Any idea ? Thanks ;-)
  22. R

    XMP Files / workflow and backup

    I wonder if I do it right...(and already know there must be a better path...) ;) I work with one big catalog. My catalog setting is set to "Automatically write changes into XMP" (I shoot mainly Fuji RAF & Leica DNG). Catalog on external HD#1, Raw files present in my catalog are on HD#2. HD#1...
  23. R

    Copy only one metadata field to other pictures

    Hi, I think I know how to copy metadata from one picture to others...but I'd like to select only one field (ie: one metadata) and apply it to some other pictures. I can manually copy the metadata field and paste it (manually again) to another picture but can't find a way to paste to multiple...
  24. L

    Batch export with captions

    I'm creating a book with lots of photos in it. Within LR these pics have titles and/or captions filled in. I would like the exported pics to have the captions embedded, or else boxed just below. If embedded, white text. I don't need a huge selection of fonts or colours, just something not too...
  25. E

    LR Transporter not offering Import function

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and this is my first post. I read that the LR Transporter Plugin allows you to update Metadata via a csv script so I installed it, donated to the project and registered it. So far no import option pops up. I have made sure that the plugin is in the correct plugin...