4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2018 4:53 PM by DdeGannes

    saving metadata changes made in lightroom to the jpeg file

    crig2

      I have been importing metadata, captions and keywords into lightroom using smugmug syndback. I think the changes to the metadata are all held in the catalog file in lightroom and have not been written to the actual jpeg files.

      How do I get the changes in the catalog data to embed in the jpeg files  to enable it to be read  in other programmes.

      I have prodessed around 5,500 jpegs so need to do it in bulk as opposed to singly

        • 1. Re: saving metadata changes made in lightroom to the jpeg file
          99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Select all and press Ctrl+S (Cmd+S on Mac) or use the menu:

          Metadata >> Save Metadata to Files

          • 2. Re: saving metadata changes made in lightroom to the jpeg file
            dj_paige Level 10

            crig2  wrote

             

            How do I get the changes in the catalog data to embed in the jpeg files  to enable it to be read  in other programmes.

            Not possible, unless you mean certain other Adobe applications. Non-Adobe software cannot read and interpret properly the metadata of your edits that can be stored in the metadata portion of your files. Your edits are useless to other applications, they don't know how to make use of the edit information.

             

            You could EXPORT the files, and then all applications can see your changes. This is different than saving metadata.

             

            I have prodessed around 5,500 jpegs so need to do it in bulk as opposed to singly

            This does not have anything to do with the rest of your comments, it is independent. Lightroom can edit photos in bulk by selecting many photos and then turning Auto Sync on.

            • 3. Re: saving metadata changes made in lightroom to the jpeg file
              JohanEl54 Adobe Community Professional

              dj_paige  wrote

               

              crig2   wrote

               

              How do I get the changes in the catalog data to embed in the jpeg files  to enable it to be read  in other programmes.

              Not possible, unless you mean certain other Adobe applications. Non-Adobe software cannot read and interpret properly the metadata of your edits that can be stored in the metadata portion of your files. Your edits are useless to other applications, they don't know how to make use of the edit information.

              As far as I can tell, the OP is talking about metadata such as keywords and captions, not edits. These kind of metadata can be saved to the jpeg files and will be read by every application that understands metadata.

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              • 4. Re: saving metadata changes made in lightroom to the jpeg file
                DdeGannes Adobe Community Professional

                Quote "Select all and press Ctrl+S (Cmd+S on Mac) or use the menu:

                Metadata >> Save Metadata to Files"

                 

                This should work provided the jpeg files have been imported into the Lightroom Catalog. The edits performed in the develop module will only be able to be read and applied if you use another Adobe Application like Photoshop/ Bridge/ ACR.

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