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  1. M

    Lightroom SQLite database binary XMP format

    Lightroom catalog is a SQLite database. Some of the metadata values are stored under Adobe_AdditionalMetadata.XMP column which is a BLOB data type. When I save this blob, it is some binary file that I have no idea how to convert to/from an editable form. According to the documentation, xmp...
  2. Fernando M. I. Carreiro

    “Erase” brush is actually a normal brush with "Density" set to zero!

    This is not a question but a “For Your Information” post based on my latest experience (and previous ignorance) on how the Local Adjustments are rendered in Lightroom. Since Lightroom is a parametric editor, the more detailed the Local Adjustments are, especially with multiple and intricate...
  3. jean.mouette

    Question about XMP files

    Hi, I hope you are all doing fine! I have a question which bothers me. I am using 2 separate external discs, one for working (A) and another one which is a backup (B). A and B are strictly identical, they have the same name, the same folders and files. Whenever I plug A or B, my LR catalog...
  4. P

    Missing Lightroom Edits

    I've been going through all my Lightroom images to select work for a new website. I came across some older images (from 2016 and 2017) where the edits have disappeared. The RAW files are there but when I go into the Develop module all the sliders are set to zero and there are no edits...
  5. Bails

    Should changes to RAW files update the XMP file's timestamp?

    I processed a bunch of NEF files in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC (v8.2 - Feb 2019 version) on my Win10 PC, and worked up some proofs for a client on 15 Feb. All of the NEFs were duly given their corresponding XMP file, but they’re all dated 15 Feb despite the fact that I’ve made changes to many...
  6. Ramona

    Missing DNGs XMPs Remain

    I sincerely hope someone here can help. I'm lost. I have just discovered on recovering several folders from backup that there are several with no DNGs, some with only XMPs and some with only JPGs. I'm here because LIghtroom was having conversion issues at one point, wouldn't convert on import...
  7. Paul B

    Another upgrade question!

    Hi Folks I’m considering moving from 6 Perpetual to 7 Classic on MacOS 10.13. Obviously I’d like to do this with a minimum of fuss and I have a few questions. I’d like to keep 6 for a while as a fallback. I have all application preferences, settings, presets, templates etc backed up. Q1 Does...
  8. Raztrend

    Blend Modes and Channels in LR 7.3 ACR 10.3

    With the latest update it's possible to view Channels in LR/ACR and use 14 Blend Modes on a single image (RAW and Non-RAW images) Preview Channels in Lightroom and ACR - RGB, CMYK, LAB, YUV, also Saturation and Brightness masks plus Skin tones. Also you can use Channels Swap for IR & UV images...
  9. 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...
  10. allen-c

    Catalogs XMP box unticked - can I delete XMP files

    Operating System: Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): I used to run LR with the Automatically write changes into XMP box ticked. I don't any longer. Can I destroy residual XMP files? I know, I could try and find out the hard/easy way...! Many thanks.
  11. A

    Xmp files

    In the Catalog preferences why does Adobe not have "write changes to xmp file" checked by default. It would seem this should be done for everyone.
  12. P

    useful utility to inspect XMP files

    For Windows users: Download XML Notepad 2007 from Official Microsoft Download Center Microsoft XML Notepad 2007 allows the "intelligent" formatted display of XMP file contents. Phil
  13. 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...
  14. C

    XMP Metadata Option

    Hi, I am just beginning to make the transformation to using Lightroom and had an XMP question. I am use to working with Lightroom and having an XMP for each PSD photo I have. One of the things that intrigued me about Lightroom was the ability to make several versions of the same file...
  15. retina

    Reading XMP sidecar files automatically on import

    Hi folks, is there a way for Lightroom to automatically read an associated XMP sidecar file when importing RAW files? I know that you can select any number of files and use the menu option 'Metadata>Read metadata from file' after importing, but I would like to have the option of doing this...
  16. D

    Lightroom not reading XMP?

    I moved a number of files, including the XMP files. I am now missing collection, virtual copy, and other data that should have traveled with the XMP file. I just cannot get LR to properly read the XMP files. Any ideas? I've tried synchronizing the folder, but it doesn't help.
  17. Johan Elzenga

    Merge to HDR oddities

    I wonder if anyone else noticed the following 'Merge to HDR' oddities: 1. If you use 'Merge to HDR' (or 'Merge to Panorama'), Lightroom will generate XMP-files for all the source images, even if you have not checked that option in the Lightroom preferences. 2. If you use 'Auto Tone', Lightroom...
  18. E

    How to use XMP sidecar files for JPEGs in Lightroom

    Hello, I am a new Lightroom user who has recently migrated from Aperture. I am working on a referenced catalogue of nearly 150K images. The file types I am working with are RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD and Videos. I am using a mac pro (late 2013), OS X El Capitan and Lightroom/Photoshop...
  19. W

    Recover deleted xmp files and develop settings.

    Hello All I have had some bad luck with my catalog files. I have a new backup and an older one from december. Somewhere inbetween I synced my folders and lost a few edit setting for some photos that was done in January and February. I have tried recovery software to recover the catalog files...
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