Not unless you have previous develop settings on those photos, in which case Read Metadata From File would overwrite them. The first History step is Import/Lens, which indicates you've got a lens profile being applied on import -- check those photos to make sure they still have the desired lens profile/settings.no harm done I guess??
I made a lens preset a long time ago. Now I cant remember where/how or where to look for it. I do use it when I import my files into LR. If I remember correctly, for Lens correctionI think the first step is to understand where the history step "Import/Lens" comes from. I had thought it would come from setting a lens default or applying raw default on import, but I can't make it happen.
Do all of your photos have "Import/Lens" as their first history step?
Can anyone else gives a recipe for getting "Import/Lens"?
Yes, I remember naming it Lens. But im still trying to figure out where the From Metadata's are coming form.If I apply a preset during import, the first History step is "Import/Preset Name (dd/mm/yyyy hh.mm.ss)". It maybe that the OP is applying a preset called "Lens" during import?
So they do have the desired lens profile. As mentioned, I do not know how these From Metadata steps got there. My typical workflow is to import pictures into LR catalog, converting from .cr2 to .dng while applying lens preset. I then edit in LR and export as .jpg to hard drive.Not unless you have previous develop settings on those photos, in which case Read Metadata From File would overwrite them. The first History step is Import/Lens, which indicates you've got a lens profile being applied on import -- check those photos to make sure they still have the desired lens profile/settings.
I did a test import of a .cr2 with the options Copy As DNG, first with no Import Develop preset, then with a Develop preset, and I observe one From Metadata in History:
My guess is that this is an artifact of how Copy As DNG is implemented -- first it converts the raw file to a DNG file and imports it, then it calls Metadata > Read Metadata From File internally to read any develop settings or other metadata that might have been stored in an accompanying .xmp sidecar (if there is one).
Even though you're seeing two From Metadata steps, I think we're pretty safe in concluding that this is a normal side effect of how you're doing the import and you can ignore it.
So im attaching what happens with ones of the pics. The top 2 From Metadata nothing I see changes. Then in the 3rd from top step, the down arrow for metadata update in the filmstrip appears. The red eye work is on the little girl on the r side of the shot. As you said, I see no difference in the From Metadata step right after import.Hi
Easy way to check what difference (if any) has been made is to just click the History step prior to the 'From Metadata'. The interesting one will be the example above where you corrected Red Eye. The example where it was immediately after Import, it will have made no difference.