I can not get copy metadata to work in LR4 or 4.1. When I click on copy metadata, with a picture selected that has metadata, a window opens with the metadata form. None of the check boxes has any metadata in them from the picture I selected. If I fill in some of the boxes and then paste to another picture, that works. The same thing happens with sync. It appears that the metadata from the selected picture is not read when clicking on copy metadata.. I am running LR4.1 under Win 7 on a PC. Is there something I am doing wrong and not seeing here?
Thanks for your help
In the Metadata Panel click on the double arrow and choose EXIF and IPTC. Verify that the appropriate metadata fields are filled with information. I am guessing from the symptoms you reported that the metadata is not present in the photo.
The process I am using is as follows, in the library module I select a
photo that has metadata in some fields with EXIF and IPTC selected. I
click on copy Metadata and a copy Metadata dialogue box opens. I select
check all boxes, all headings turn red and the field are filled with the
statement "type to add, leave blank to clear." I select a different photo
and click on paste metadata, the metadata panel for the picture I just
selected is cleared with no metadata being pasted. Thanks for your
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