1. S

    Reading edits and updating thumbnails

    Hi again. Not an issue as such but was wondering why it is that when i open an old folder of photos lightroom displays the thumbnails of the original unedited raws and then works through reapplying edits and updating the thumbnails on the fly. Shouldn't the thumbnails already be up to date? Am...
  2. Kevin Sholder

    Library module Metadata Presets

    As I continue to add metadata presets, the list continues to grow and is becoming endless scrolling. Is there a way to organize this list so that it doesn't scroll so much? I'm thinking something like the keyword hierarchy that has neat little triangles that expand and collapse the list of...
  3. Paul_DS256


    I was loading pictures into LR CLASSIC and assigning PICK/REJECT flags. I came across one image and thought it looked like auto focus was turned off. I went looking in LR's METADATA and couldn't find anything related to my Nikon's auto focus setting. I then reviewed the MAKER NOTES for the NEF...
  4. lbeck

    Thumbnails missing - file information (sidecar?) present

    I'm doing some major modifications to my catalog (disassociating and combining libraries). My most recent edit shows FOR MISSING FILES ONLY a placeholder and indication of metadata (see attached screen capture). The bulk of the library EXCEPT for the missing files show thumbnails and metadata...
  5. hbwilliams22

    What do you include in image Title?

    I heavily use keywords, and wondering what I should be including in the image Title, if anything.
  6. E

    Metadata keeps changing, and I didn't do it :(

    Dear anyone who can possibly help ;) Here is a question that I posed to Jeffrey Friedl (who seems like a really cool guy, btw) "As far as I know, there is no Lightroom plugin to tell me specifically which metadata changes have been made to a photo. For example, Lightroom tells me that the...
  7. H

    Trying to Save Metadata (xmp), hanging on video files

    I'm trying to Save Metadata on a large number of folders and files. (My entire catalog is 130,000 images, spread over 20+ years, by month/day folders. It's a lot of folders.) Problem is, if any one of these folders contains a video file (it seems), the process hangs. There appears to be no way...
  8. braver

    Copying Lens metadata to a series of photos verbatim

    I'm often shooting with Leicas and a few lenses are not 6-bit coded, meaning you might need to set the lens metadata manually if the Leica allows for it (which excludes screenless M60 and M-D). I've just realized that one of the manual settings overrides the 6-bit coding and is sticky, so all...
  9. Jim Leask

    Create import keyword with date and time

    How do I create a keyword on import that includes the import date and time? I would like to automatically create a keyword for each import, so I can easily track each time I import photos from a card. I often import multiple cards or cards from different cameras, then want to go back to...
  10. A

    Library module Edit EXIF camera model ?

    Hello all, I shoot 35mm film with a few different cameras. Obviously, the camera make and model is not recorded... I use a software called AnalogExif which allows me to edit EXIF metadata of the scanned pictures prior importing in LR. However, being a manual operation, it can be prone to...
  11. Stephanie Booth

    "merging" metadata and photographs

    I'm currently in the process of merging back into my Lightroom catalog a few years of photos that went into Apple Photos and were put in albums, sometimes edited, over there. I've described the first part of my process here: Moving From Apple Photos to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Right now I'm...
  12. Bart van Hattem

    custum fields disappeared ?

    Hi, i used the custum fields options a lot with presets. This morning something was not working on collections. and i opend the metadata-tab to check and i can't choose the option in the drop down menu (see screenshot) to see the custum fields anymore... Whatid i do :-) ?
  13. C

    Customise Lightroom metadata fields

    Hi All I've just joined after reading some excellent advice in the forums and wondered if I could ask for osme help? I've been using Lightroom for years as a photographed since v2 and use the latest classic version for my images however I also use it for another business as an archive tool. I...
  14. S

    metadata question

    this is something that has frustrated me - under metadata you see File Name, Copy Name, Folder, Metadata Status, Title, Caption. in caption, for some reason lightroom has decided that i want "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" to be entered on EVERY photo - i have looked high and low for the place to get...
  15. Michael Naylor

    Catalogs Exiftool to remove obsolete metadata

    My images (TIFs, DNGs, JPGs and Photoshop) and been bounced from one DAM to another many times over the years. They have accumulated various bits of IPTC and XMP that is no longer required by LR. I would like to use exiftool to delete all of this crud, so I will need to know what can go and...
  16. B

    How to Overwrite Settings to a Group of Images not individually

    Operating System:Win 10 Exact Lightroom Version Classic 7.0.1 Hi everyone, my data drive died very suddenly in June - it got slower and wouldn't allow me to copy all my Lightroom photo folders before it collapsed. It was 2T and 2 years old I back up LR almost every time I use it and have 3...
  17. pdenby

    using metadata to find file type

    Hi, I want select my images by file type. How do I do that?
  18. J

    TRYING TO VERIFY A MAJOR BUG: Metadata stripping on export.

    In the 2.8.1 version it looks as though not all metadata is correctly exported no matter the settings in the options. I am not talking about the caption etc but all the other IPTC metadata. If I use another application to set this data on import to the ipad - If there is no caption - The...
  19. S

    Missing Camera Serial Number

    Noticed G15 serial numbers are not displayed. Other DSLR bodies are displayed. Is there a way to add the serial number info in LR 5.7?
  20. phrank

    metadata to hashtags

    hi, i times of social media it’s more and more important to annotate images. in terms of social media to use hashtags. i’m searching for a plugin / script / app to convert automatically IPTC data like metadata like keywords, sublocation, description, headline to hashtags on export. does...
  21. M

    Creating a collection by month, day but not year

    I want to create a collection by metadata date (month and date only, not year) that spans years. For example I want all photos taken on April 23 for the last 5 years. Why do you ask? I want to look at my bird photos in that way to assess migration patterns. Is there an easy way to do this...
  22. P

    How determine GPS data when DNG+JPEG labels are on files in Library Mode?

    My Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone records GPS location data in the metadata of each image. When I have taken images simultaneously in raw (DNG) and JPG format, I cannot get the metadata sidebar LR to report the GPS location data. In Library Mode, my LR CC6.9 shows a label of DNG+JPEG for each such...
  23. WildVanilla

    Locations enter as metadata or as keywords?

    Hi The subject of this post has been bugging me for ages, but I thought I'd finally try and do something about it! Ever since I've used Lightroom I've been tagging locations onto my photos in two different ways: 1. In the metadata / location box, e.g. ISO: GB, Country: United Kingdom, State /...
  24. B

    Development and metadataassignment from separate computers

    From a relative to my wife I/we have got a rather large number of imagefiles (primarily scanned negs, slides and photos). Most of them show persons and places dating back to the 1940s and onwards. Now we want to 'take care' of this 'treasure' using Lightroom. I know how to 'develop' the images...
  25. A

    How to enlarge the caption window

    When I go to write or edit a caption sometimes the window is one line and other times it randomly opens to multiple lines. It is hard to write a multi-line caption when you can only see one line at a time. I have not found a way to expand the window by menus or keystrokes. I know I am miss...