Ever since I upgraded to LR4 I have noticed a problem with metadata. I have created a Smart Collection with the rule "Metadata status is Has Been Changed" to show me all of the images that I have updated metadata but not written the changes to disk. I am seeing the number of images in this collection gradually increase ... but not because I am working on images!
If I go to the collection, do a "Select All" and then do a "Save Metadata to Files", sure enough the disk goes crazy and the images are removed from the collection. BUT ... if I just sit back and watch ... after a few seconds of inactivity the smart collection gradually fills up again ... with the same Images I just saved!!!
Like I mentioned, it seems like this list is getting gradually longer and longer. A few months ago I had about 20 images that were behaving like this, but now I have over 250!
Anyone seeing the same thing? Or have any suggestions as to the cause?
I'm running LR4.1 on an iMac running Mac OS X Lion (10.7.4).
I too am having a problem with saving metadata. I'm running Mac 10.8.2 with LR 4.3. Don't have to be in Smart Collection however. Everytime I run a save the processor shows an action being done but the need to save still shows on each image. If I select an individual image and use command Save, the warning disappears for a moment but then returns.
Lr4.3/Win7 pro 64bit-file format dng without write to xmp automatically
This returning group of 'metadata changed' issue has repeated itself in past version and currently.
I select the returnees and use the menu command 'Update dng preview and save metadata' That appears to do the trick for no reappearance occurs.
Since I'm 'catching up' on past images that were not processed I assumed this issue could be connected to 'building the previews'.
Its an annoyance if there are many images that had a metadata change resulting from a simple thing such as keyword edit or move. I learned to do 'save metadata' often rather than watch most of a large group return into view.
Just repeating the save didn't always work but the 'update previews and save' does complete the action.
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