I want to be able to update both raw NEF files and Jpg files in one go when I rate, tag & face them.
I have the import option set to "treat jpgs as sidecars" so I only get 1 raw file in LR. The jpg are as a fact also considered a sidecar (if I remove NEF file, jpg is removed along). As a consequence I only have NEF files in LR browser (don´t even show the +jpg). Tagging goes into XMP sidecar for the NEF as it should.
Now - I would also like the jpg to get the exactly same tagging automatically. Is that doable? I would still want to stick with only showing the NEF file in LR browser. Duplicate import of NEF + jpg and then stacking them would not be what I would prefer. Is there a way around this or do I have to import all jpg as separate files?
How can I automate copying existing NEF tags to non-updated jpgs? Any ideas?
Two possible solutions:
- Import the JPEG and raw files separately and use the Syncomatic plugin to copy metadata from the raw files to the corresponding JPEGs.
- Import the raw files, treating the JPEGs as sidecars. Use the Capture Time to Exif plugin to use the ExifTool utility to copy metadata from the raws to the JPEGs. (This requires learning ExifTool, which is a challenge unless you're experienced with command-line tools.)