Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Resolving and avoiding metadata conflicts, part of Photo Management: Metadata.
- By default Lightroom saves all of your…metadata updates into the Lightroom catalog,…not out to the photos themselves.…You can change this setting…in the catalog settings within Lightroom…so that your information is updated in real time…out to the files so that using other applications…such as Adobe Bridge, you're able to see…those metadata updates essentially in real time…but things don't work quite as smoothly…in the other direction.…If you make changes in other applications…to your metadata, those changes will not…be reflected inside of Lightroom…instead you'll see that there is a…metadata conflict and you can choose…how you want to resolve that conflict.…
First let's talk about avoiding those conflicts…in the first place.…The basic rule of using Lightroom to manage your photos…is that once you start using Lightroom to manage your photos…Lightroom becomes your starting point…for everything that you do with your photos…and that especially applies to metadata updates.…so if you're going to update the metadata for your photos,…
Metadata may not be glamorous, but it's a priceless tool for managing and organizing photos. Your camera records metadata with every shot: the date, time, camera and lens settings, and much more. You can also add metadata using programs like Adobe Lightroom.
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey demystifies metadata, describing what it is and showing how it's an essential part of photo management, from categorizing photos to creating fun searches, such as "show me all the photos I took a year ago today."
- Viewing image metadata
- Creating and using metadata presets in Lightroom
- Importing metadata from the camera
- Adding metadata to batches of images
- Correcting metadata for capture time
- Getting location information with auto GPS
- Mapping locations manually
- Resolving and avoiding metadata conflicts
- Backing up metadata
- Locating your images with a simple metadata search