Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving metadata with photos, part of Learn Photo Management: Metadata.
- When you're in the process…of adding metadata to your photos,…you might not give too much thought…to actually saving that metadata,…and in many cases,…you don't need to worry about that.…Depending upon the application that you're using,…when you add metadata to an image,…there's a very good chance…that it is simply saved to that image.…But in the case of Lightroom, there is a different approach.…By default, Lightroom only adds the metadata for your photos…to the Lightroom catalog,…and that means that the metadata…is not saved automatically outside of Lightroom.…It also means that other applications…are not able to see the metadata…that you add within Lightroom.…
So, let's take a look at an example of that…and how we can work around that,…and save our metadata out directly…to the image files themselves.…I have an image here that includes the Brooklyn Bridge…and so, I'll go ahead and add a keyword.…Naturally, I'll just add Brooklyn Bridge as a keyword.…Then I'm going to switch to Adobe Bridge…and I'm going to browse the exact same image,…
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