I use Lightroom very often but because of the very very slow speed when selecting thousands of pictures of big projects (long journeys or big weddings) I needed another solution!
Nearly everybody told me I should use Photo Mechanic for selecting and star rating and after that edit those files in Lightroom.
So I did it. BUT I am not able to see the stars in Lightroom. I tried to synchronize the folder, I tried to reimport and Itreid to read Metadata from the files.
Photo Mechanic produces a XMP Side File. In this file the rating is written correctly. But Lightroom does not get it. Do you have any idea???
The really strange thing is, that sometimes it works. But very often it is not! ;-(
Thank you for your support!
Have you tried selecting "Read metadata from file" under the Photo menu?
At this point, the most efficient way to troubleshoot this is to upload a sample raw file and it's XMP to Dropbox (or similar) and post its sharing link here. We can examine the file and determine what's going on.