I no longer want Lightroom 5 but have been using it for the past year. I am now using Lightroom 4 again but 12 months of files are missing. I tried importing the catalogue but am told the version can't ! ! ! !backwards so I re-uploaded them but they come with no metadata. How can I access the metadata for these files I'm transferring?
The metadata is not in the files, but in the Lightroom 5 catalog. You would have to write the metadata to files for all of those images. Then you could try to read metadata from the file for all of those images and see if the changes are applied. Any new adjustments in Lightroom 5 that Lightroom 4 doesn't recognize would, of course not be recognized.