3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2016 9:31 AM by Bob Somrak


    gsdcraig Level 1

      Adobe Lightroom 3 -- I need a SIMPLE SET OF INSTRUCTIONS for applying captions to multiple images at a go. Current questions are ALL UNANSWERED!!!!


      Please someone write a how-to that lets people who are not physicists understand this horribly designed process for adding captions to multiple images.


      This is profoundly frustrating and Adobe has no excuse for making it so damned hard to understand.


      Thanks and pardon my frustration.

        • 1. Re: HOW IN HELL DO CAPTIONS WORK????
          johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

          1. Do Window > Library to go to the Library.


          2. Do View > Grid to see the thumbnail grid.


          3. In the grid or in the filmstrip at the bottom, select the photos you want to caption.  To select a range of photos, click the first one, then shift-click the last one.


          4. Do Window > Panels > Metadata to ensure the metadata panel is showing on the right of Library.


          5. Enter the caption in the Caption field:

          The menus list the keyboard shortcuts for the commands in steps 1 and 2.

          • 2. Re: HOW IN HELL DO CAPTIONS WORK????
            Jim Wilde Adobe Community Professional

            1. Be in Grid view in the Library module.

            2. Select all the images to which you wish to apply the same caption.

            3. Right-hand Panel, in the Metadata panel, type the caption.

            4. When done typing, press enter to apply the caption to all selected images.

            • 3. Re: HOW IN HELL DO CAPTIONS WORK????
              Bob Somrak Level 6

              The above method DOES NOT apply the caption to all the selected photos in GRID if "Show Metadata for Target Photo Only" is checked in the Metadata menu.  If this option is checked you have to turn Auto-Sync on to have the caption data applied to all the photos selected in the grid.


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