Importing photo files (jpeg, tiff, cr2) from folders on my hard drive into Lightroom 5 (and relocating them to a new dedicated drive):
On a number of files, I had previously entered details via the Windows Explorer view - ie Title, Comments, Subject, Author.
When I import, I set the Apply during import to None. What I find is that the Author field information appears as Creator (good!), the Title appears under Title (good), however, the Caption in lightroom is populated with the Title, and the Comments and Subject are lost (ie they dont appear anywhere. In addition, the Lightroom Comments Field says "Comments not supported here"
When I look at the file in its new location with Windows Explorer, the information is still there
Is there a way to allow this information to be viewed in Lightroom? In future I intend to import first, then fill in the details in Lightroom. But I have a lot of information that I would like to keep and transferring it all manually will be a pain. Any ideas?
Windows File Explorer doesn't follow industry standards and uses proprietary metadata fields for storing what it calls Subject and Comments. See here for a workaround: Re: Can't edit tag "Subject" in Adobe Lightroom
LR's Comments panel is for comments people have entered in online services like Flickr or LR Mobile / Web.
Thanks for the help!