4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2016 10:54 AM by johnrellis

    Can't Edit Metadata in Library Grid Across Multiple Selected Images

    rwhaun Level 1

      This one has been bugging me for a while. It started a couple versions ago when I did a CC update (around 2015.2, I think). I chalked it up to a bug they'd soon fix but it hasn't been resolved.


      Since I began using Lightroom 2, I used to be able to select multiple images in Library grid mode and then edit the metadata in the panel to the right and it would write it to them all. For example, I'd select 12 photos and set the Title and Location info. Then when I looked at each image they'd have the new Title & Location applied to them.


      After a CC update I lost that ability - the only metadata I can edit across the selected images is the keywords.


      Since I lost that ability, I've been using the Copy Metadata (SHFT-ALT-CMD-C) and paste (SHFT-ALT-CMD-V) to edit metadata across multiple images but it is a clunkier and more time consuming method. I really liked being able to hold down CMD or SHFT and select several images to edit all their metadata quickly.


      Could someone help me out? Am I missing some setting or preference?


      This happens in Lightroom CC 2015.6 on my iMac running OSX 10.9.5

      and also on Lightroom CC 2015.5 on my MacBook running OSX 10.11.5