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Guenther Blumenstock
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LR4: what makes LR consider a file being changed externally?

Apr 9, 2012 5:34 AM

I wonder how I can make LR4 recognize that a file has been changed externally (e.g. by GeoSetter). I am talking about hundreds of old images already imported into LR, that I want to geotag retroactively.

 

LR wouldn't show the 'Metadata changed externally icon" after I added and saved GPS data with GeoSetter. I need to select all relevant thumbnails in LR4 and do a Metadata->Read from File .

 

I tried to change the file date, add some additional data such as keywords during geosetting but with no success.

 

Which attributes are taken into account by LR to consider a file's metadata being changed externally?

 

Any hints and suggestions are highly appreciated.

 
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    Apr 10, 2012 9:08 AM   in reply to Guenther Blumenstock

    I faced similar issue and I think that LR4 just needs some time to discover the changes. Do you have your photos in DNG?

     
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