But, since the latest up-date of Photoshop all my templates disappeared or cannot be used anymore.
Where were they before the update. Are you stating that a Photoshop update deleted some of your files from your disk? Have you search your disk for your template files? You may just need to add your template file location to your new version of Photoshop and Bridge CC 2018.
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I'm not sure why your older templates aren't able to load. Are you looking in the correct folder? I just tested this and my old ones load just fine. They default to the XMP\Metadata Template folder, but you can override that and save them anywhere.
If they have been removed from your drive, instead of typing in the data photo by photo, type it in once and export it as a new template, and load that into the other files.
Finally, are you aware that you can load a metadata template into all the files (or selected files) in a folder in Bridge (and not load the template photo by photo.) This is a much more efficient workflow.
Here is the step-by-step for Bridge:
And a video tutorial:
The templates are where they should be, but they have been rendered useless. I can not see the meaning in why Adobe had to change how the information in my templates was read, just because of an update of Photoshop. It has taken me 3 hrs. to seek, change and make the templates useful again. Too much useless information to go through before you can proceed – you actually need to set the information you want to use in your templates under the metadata settings in Bridge, again, ticking, and unticking, a lot of boxes. But I can still not set the date of the photo to be read as before, ie. the date the picture was taken. But thanks for the help. Sometime in the future I will hopefully find out how to. As for now, I will set the date manually.
If you want to automate adding date information into your Copyright notice you maybe be able to find a Photoshop Script on the web that you can download to do that. A script can retrieve date information from you system and image exif data and add some date information to your image's Copyright notice metadata.
You should also be able to export and import templates from Photoshop CC 2018 File Info panel...