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Every program and industry standard uses different names, and multiple fields in LR get mapped to multiple industry-standard fields -- it's very confusing. Here's a table that shows how the fields in LR's Metadata panel maps to industry-standard fields:
LR Metadata Panel (English / German)
Industry Standard Metadata Fields
Default > Title / Standard > Titel
IPTC > Title / IPTC > Titel
Default > Caption / Standard > Bildunterschrift
IPTC > Description / IPTC > Beschreibung
Default > Label / Standard > Beschriftung XMP:Label
I've never seen this documented anywhere. I reverse-engineer the mapping by entering unique values into the Metadata panel, doing Metadata > Save Metadata To File, and then using the free utility ExifTool to see in which metadata fields in the file those values got stored. You can apply the same method to the other programs you're using to determine the mapping from that program's user interface to the industry-standard fields.
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thanks a lot for your quick reply.
I fully agree with your answer, as I took the opportunity this evening to do a cross-check quite the same way you did.
I opened a picture using GeoSetter to check the field values, and I found same relations the same way you did.
The Title and Caption are Standard IPTC fields, whereas the Label or , in German translation, the "Beschriftung" field in Lightroom is a separate field. This confuses me and maybe a lot of other users as well.
I also made a mistake when reimporting pictures with modified Metadata into Lightroom, so I had to change the Import parameters.
The Title and Caption fields are now correct after reimporting them into Lightroom following a modification with any other tool like ExifTool, GeoSetter or similar.
It remains me to say that Lightroom documentation is really poor with regard to this subject.
Again, thanks for your clarification!