5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2018 11:22 AM by JimHess

    Lightroom Classic 7.2 Exif Issues


      I have approx 250k of images on several external HD's and on my iMac.

      I keyword and caption all my images then eventually move these to external drives normally via finder which I realize is not the best option.

      I recently (in finder not LR) moved images to my latest back up HD.

      Those I've moved and resynced in LR and some on older drives are showing wrong captions and have extra keywords related to that caption or missing all keywords altogether.

      I have tried using an older backup but the problem still exists.

      All files types are effected DNG,jpegs,psd,tiff and movies

      Auto write XMP to file is ticked.

      I wonder when I resync in LR i'm having issue with Metadata preset overwriting exif.

      Im out of ideas on how to fix this any ideas whats going on.


      Regards Simon

        • 1. Re: Lightroom Classic 7.2 Exif Issues
          dj_paige Level 10

          The first thing I think of is that you reconnected the photos improperly, and that's why the captions and keywords aren't correct.

          • 2. Re: Lightroom Classic 7.2 Exif Issues
            planty Level 1

            Thanks for the reply yes this is my thought also.

            I'm downloading a much earlier backup to see if that might help but I suspect if Ive messed up the resync and overwritten metadata then images will have lost original keywords.

            If anyone can offer any advise I'd appreciate it.


            • 3. Re: Lightroom Classic 7.2 Exif Issues
              JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              This is probably going to sound flippant and insensitive. But why don't you import the images to where you want them in the first place so you don't have to move them later? Lightroom doesn't do anything to the image files anyway. Seems to me it would be easier to just place them on the external hard drives in the first place and then add the keywords. All the information is just going to be in the catalog.

              • 4. Re: Lightroom Classic 7.2 Exif Issues
                planty Level 1

                Hi Jim

                no you have a valid point it’s mainly because it’s how I always worked.I have several backups running like crashplan super duper and time machine ( not that this matters) and felt happier working on OS drive than external one for the speed.


                • 5. Re: Lightroom Classic 7.2 Exif Issues
                  JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  It's up to you. But I suspect you won't see any difference in performance because the catalog (which is probably on your internal hard drive) is where all the action is. Once the image has been added to the catalog and the preview has been created, there is no activity between the catalog and the master image. The catalog just needs to "know" that the image is there.