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Not unless you save out the metadata from Lightroom so Bridge can see it...unless you save out the XMP metadata, the data is ONLY in the Lightroom database. So, there's no way for Bridge to read Lightroom's mind.
i Not unless you save out the metadata from Lightroom so Bridge can see it
How do you do this?
i So, there's no way for Bridge to read Lightroom's mind.
There is no need to be sarcastic. Just tell me that there is not really integration between the two programs.
It doesn`t go the other way either and I use the sidecar files in Bridge. So how come LR cannot read .xmp files from Bridge either? I'm not asking LR to read Bridge's mind. The opposite of your logic doesn't apply either.
In Library, Control-S (or Metadata, Save Metadata to File). This saves .xmp files for all selected images, and now Bridge will be able to see the changes.
And to follow up on the last post-
If you make changes in Bridge to files already in a LR catalog, you need to tell LR to read the metadata (for the effected files) in order for it to see the changes.
>There is no need to be sarcastic. Just tell me that there is not really integration between the two programs.
Yes, there is integration between Lightroom and CS4...and no, there is no way for Bridge to read Lightroom's mind. You think that I'm making fun of you but I'm trying to get you to understand that Lightroom and Bridge are fundamentally different...Lightroom uses a database and Bridge browses folders of files. Since by default, Lightroom keeps all image data in it's own database and not in or with the file (unless you make efforts to do so) there is no way for Bridge to read Lightroom's database (it's mind).
Until you understand this concept, I'm pretty sure you're just gonna flail about (and presume people who are trying to help you with a touch of humor are being sarcastic).
Believe me, if I wanted to be "sarcastic" I'm perfectly capable making you look 2 inches tall.
Paul and Greg, thank you for your insightful posts! This makes sense.
Jeff, I think that you have already shown your true colors, But if you want to make me feel 2 inches tall, go ahead and try. I reserve embarrassment from those people who I hold some respect for. You are not deserving of any respect because you obviously knew what Paul and Greg shared without trying to be sarcastic and yet withheld it just to teach me a lesson about how superior that you think that you are. Then you try to hide behind just being humorous. I don't buy it. If you had told me what Paul did, then made the comment about "reading minds", I would agree that this was innocent humor. But you withheld the useful information and thus your apparent attempt at humor (after the fact) came access as sarcasm, given the lack of help it provided. I can only conclude that you are the one who is flailing about and I have no need for this kind of help.
.Jeff, I think that you have already shown your true colors, But if you want to make me feel 2 inches tall, go ahead and try.
Wow...talk about bringing your own baggage...says a lot more about you than me bud.
But, if you understood the concept of the database in Lightroom vs the browsing of folders in Bridge (which was the whole point of the Lightroom mind reading) then you would understand that in order for Bridge and Lightroom to share XMP metadata (such as ranking and settings, etc.) that in Lighroom you have to take the steps outlined by the others to make that happen. If I wanted to be sarcastic, I would have simply said, Read The *******' Manual (for Lightroom).
Have a nice day...
>Read The *******' Manual
Thats not sarcasm. Its a valid piece of advice.
Mathias, that is just plain nasty! Does it make you feel good just to be mean for no reason? You could tell people to read the manual in 50% of the posts on these forums. But if you don't want to help, why post at all? It just makes no sense to make posts like these. If you don't want to help, then don't. But do not post just to be nasty.
> Mathias, that is just plain nasty!
Not really. "RTFM" is always valid advice, particularly for people who
repeatedly ask question that are, in fact, in the manuals. It's real easy to
search PDFs or help systems or even the forums, so I tend to run out of patience
with repeat offenders.
And if Jeff's initial response got under your skin, then I expect you're going
to have problems fitting in on these forums.
Way to go, Mike Morrell! :/
You've now antagonized two of the most helpful contributors to these forums, Jeff, who literally wrote the book on Camera Raw (click here) , and Mathias, who has shared numerous tutorials and extraordinary photographic talents with forum readers over the years.
This is the man who complains about problems on his unsupported OS (Win XP64).
Sorry Mike, I did not mean to sound mean. But reading the manual IS a valid advice. Yes, its a general advice, but if you had done so, you'd have found many of your answers without having to deal with the interweb meanies here. Besides, you received very helpful advice in post #1, but then went on to snipe the messenger. A messenger with huge credentials. This kind of thing is very quickly shot down here. Just take what you need from here and leave the rest alone. Or, in the words of one Len Hewitt, go for the full refund.
Thanks for the review, Ramón. You just made my afternoon :-)
I love this forum.