I have the latest "CC" versions from Pshop, LR and Bridge.
I find it easiest to manage ratings in Bridge, assign keywords, etc, and then synchronize from LR. Before about a week ago, I could rate my photos in Bridge, for instance assign a "2-star" rating, and then in LR, (pointed at the same physical folder where the photos reside (RAW and JPG) right-click the folder and select "synchronize files" - and any ratings would be updated, say from "0 stars" to "2 stars".
This functionality is no longer working. I am not sure the upgrade had anything to do with this. I haven't made any changes to the way that Bridge or LR handle meta-data.
Any help please?
Lightroom by default reads and writes metadata to the Catalog File, it can also write some of the data to a xmp file if you choose to do so.
Bridge and ACR on the other hand only reads and writes to the xmp sidecar or in the file header.
If you import an image into Lightroom and there is metadata in a xmp file present Lightroom will read and apply the data. After importing files if you need to update the Catalog info in Lightroom you will need to instruct Lightroom to do so. (Menu bar>Metadata> Read metadata from file.
I do not know if if this will happen when you choose to sync a folder, if there are new files to import it will read the data but I think it may not be done for files that are already in the catalog.
Thanks - worked brilliantly!