Can you try this procedure and report the results?
- goto Library module
- select a picture
- click menu Metadata -> Read Metadata from File
- check the keywords
That doesn't bring about the keywords or star rating. Those two are missing. The title and caption is empty as well.
The color label is there when imported, and so is the file name and EXIF data from the camera, the Process, the edits.
I just wanted to check if it imported IPTC as well, so I imported a file and said to apply None metadata during import (which contains just Copyright info).
This actually made it import stars, colors, edits, IPTC, keywords, EXIF as it should.
So the bug actually is that when Lightroom applies Metadata during import, it removes IPTC, keywords, stars and only edits and color level survives.
can you share the Metadata Preset you are using when importing? It must contain instructions to flat-out all the fields.
You will find it under C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Metadata Presets (Win) or /Users/[user name]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Metadata Presets (Mac)
I imported a file and said to apply None metadata during import (which contains just Copyright info). This actually made it import stars, colors, edits, IPTC, keywords, EXIF as it should.
To build on mcucinat's observation, the metadata preset you've selected in Apply During Import is clearing the fields. Make sure you don't have a check mark next to any of the fields in the preset:
A common mistake is to have check mark on a blank field -- that will clear the field when you import the pic.