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LrC 11 metadata issues

stevedo

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LrC 11
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  1. Windows 11
Here's my scenario. I have been updating my photos with GPS coordinates and metadata such as City, State, Title etc over the last 6 months or so. I have been working on a folder by folder basis. My normal modus operandi, whilst in grid view, is to Ctrl-A to select all of the photos in a folder and type, for example, the city name in the City field in the Metadata tab. This has worked flawlessly with the metadata for all of the selected photos being updated. With LrC 11 this is no longer the case.

Having updated to LrC 11 this scenario no longer works. I select all of the photos in a folder, fill in the City, State, Description etc field and it's only ever applied to the first photo in the folder. If I select a subset of the photos it's still only the first selected photo which receives the update.

I have two machines here running LrC 11. One is on Windows 11 and the other is on Windows 10. The behaviour is the same on both machines.

Is anyone else experiencing this issue or able to reproduce it?

Cheers
Steve

PS
I should add that I always keep LrC up to date. This issue has only arisen since my update to LrC 11.
 
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There have been changes to the Metadata panel in LrC11. Specifically in regard to your issue look at the top of the metadata panel when you have multiple images selected in the Grid view and you will see new option: you can either select "Target Photo" or you can select "Selected Photos", and as you would expect you need to choose "Selected Photos" if you want your metadata changes applied to all selected images.

There have been other changes as well, so suggest you have a read of the release notes (see Victoria's blog).
 

stevedo

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Thanks Jim. I have read the release notes. Obviously not thoroughly enough. I did register switching between the view and edit modes but didn't register the "Target Photo" and "Selected Photos" option.

Panic over :)
 
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