Until recently I used to shoot all my photos as JPEGS, and while using Lightroom I would add tags/keywords to all my JPEG images. These tags/keywords were then easily read by any application I wanted and if I used Windows "File Explorer" I could see those tags/keywords in the JPEG file properties.
In October I decided to take all my images in RAW and then use Lightroom 5 to save/export the RAW images as DNG images. My problem is that I can not find a way to save tags/keywords to my newly converted DNG files. As long as I keep the catalogue upto date then I can see the tags/keywords in Lightroom 5. But I can not find a way to save the tags/keywords to the actual DNG files.
Today I used a piece of software called EXIF Pilot and I was able to add tags/keywords to my DNG images. I then was able to import those DNG files to Lightroom and see the tags/keywords. I was also able to see the tags/keywords when I used Windows File Explorer and looked at the properties of the DNG files.
In the catalogue settings and the metadata tab I can confirm that I have ticked "Automatically write changes into XMP".
Is there any way that I can save tags/keywords to my DNG files?
I have no explanation for why "Automatically write changes into XMP" is not auto saving the metadata. A workaround would be to manually save metadata to the files using the 'Save Metadata to File' command listed under the Library Metadata menu. Alternatively, use Cmd+S (Mac) or Ctrl+S (Windows). Also remember to first select the files you want to save the keywords to.
Thanks for replying. Sadly all the suggestions that you made do not make any difference. I have tried all the suggestions that you have made along with checking out a few YouTube's but as yet I can not find a way to save tags/keywords to DNG files while using Lightroom 5.
This is indeed very frustrating.