Copying and pasting metadata from one photo to selected photos provides a fast way to add information and IPTC metadata to photos. Using the Copy Metadata and Paste Metadata commands saves you the effort of repeatedly typing the same metadata into photos.
Specific metadata in selected photos can be synchronized with metadata in another photo. This provides a fast way to add information and IPTC metadata to photos. Synchronizing metadata saves you the effort of repeatedly typing the same metadata into photos.
By default, Lightroom Classic metadata is saved to the catalog file. For Camera Raw, Photoshop, and Adobe Bridge to view changes to Lightroom Classic metadata, including Develop module adjustment settings, metadata changes must be saved to XMP in Lightroom Classic. When you save metadata to a raw file, the changes are saved in an XMP sidecar file. With other file types, the metadata is saved in the file itself.
Keyword hierarchies created in any of these applications are preserved, and no data is lost, even though they might not appear in one or more of the applications. Versions earlier than Camera Raw 4.1 may not recognize some of the Develop module adjustments made in Lightroom Classic.
The easiest way to make sure that Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw see metadata changes made in Lightroom Classic is to automatically save those changes as you work.
Lightroom Classic displays three types of icons in the Grid view of the Library module to identify unsaved metadata:
Metadata File Needs To Be Updated
Indicates unsaved metadata changes made to the photo in Lightroom Classic.
Metadata Was Changed Externally
Indicates metadata changes made to the photo in an external application and not applied in Lightroom Classic.
Error Saving Metadata
Indicates an error saving metadata in Lightroom Classic. This icon appears when the same metadata for a photo has been changed both in Lightroom Classic and externally.
To synchronize metadata in the Lightroom Classic catalog, do one of the following in the Grid view of the Library module:
Click the Metadata Was Changed Externally icon or the Error Saving Metadata icon on a thumbnail. To apply the metadata from Camera Raw or Adobe Bridge, choose Import Settings From Disk. To disregard changes from Camera Raw or Adobe Bridge and apply catalog metadata to the photo, choose Overwrite Settings.
Select a thumbnail with a Metadata Was Changed Externally icon or an Error Saving Metadata icon and choose Metadata > Read Metadata From File. Click Read to overwrite catalog settings and apply the changes made in Bridge or Camera Raw.
Clicking the buttons to the right of the metadata fields in the Metadata panel lets you perform a variety of actions, such as opening the folder in which an image appears, saving metadata to the file, resolving metadata conflicts, jumping to a virtual copy’s master, and more. Hold the mouse pointer over each button to display a tooltip description.
Specific metadata can be saved as a preset for reuse on one or more photos. Using a metadata preset saves you the effort of manually entering the same information for different photos.
Writes metadata for a brief summary of the photo, a newscode found at the newscodes.org website, and the name of the person who wrote the photo description.
Writes metadata for the name of the copyright holder, usage rights granted for the photo, and web address of the copyright holder.
Writes metadata for the name, address, contact information, website, and job title of the author of the photo.
Writes metadata for a publication description using guidelines listed at newscodes.org, a description of the photo using guidelines specified by newscodes.org, and information about where the photograph was taken.
Writes metadata for the title of the photo, any job number used for the photo assignment, instructions for transmission, usage or rights of the photo, the name of the photographer, company or agency, and the owner of the photo.
Writes metadata for five categories of supplemental information about the content of the image: Administrative, Artwork, Description, Models, and Rights.
To include all the metadata, click Check All.
To include none of the metadata, click Check None. You’ll probably use this button when you want to start over selecting which metadata to include.
To include only the metadata for which you entered information, click Check Filled.
If you manually entered metadata in the Metadata panel before choosing Edit Presets, the fields you edited are checked in the Edit Metadata Presets dialog box.
Alternatively, you can delete metadata presets in the OS by dragging them from one of the following locations to the Recycle Bin (Windows) or the Trash (Mac OS):