When importing from another catalog, there are currently three options:
I would love to see a Metadata only setting as well. Seems like the functionality is basically already there, just needs to be limited slightly.
Thanks - I posted it there as well - Feature Request - Import from Catalog : Metadata only option.
I sometimes export a catalog to a separate machine, so that another person can edit just the metadata, while I continue to work on editing the images itself.
However, when I try to import the metadata from the other catalog and choose the "Metadata and develop settings only" option, it overwrites any changes I have made to the images in the original catalog. I currently resort to using the LR Transporter Plugin, but it would be great to just utilize the native "Import from Catalog" functionality without having to export / import a separate CSV file.