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Can you sync metadata in Bridge?

New Here ,
Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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I have been editing metadata in Bridge ( I find it the easiest Adobe software to to this in). But I am struggling to see where I can sync the metadata from one file to another? 

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Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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Select the master file, then Tools->Create Metadata Template. Check the items you want to sync and save the template. Now you can apply it to your other files and sync that metadata.

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Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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Thanks. I was hoping there would be a faster way than creating a template - similar to the function in LR. I might end up with endless templates this way!

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Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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Just delete extra templates when you are done.

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Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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I'm aware of this method but I was looking for a simpler function similar to other Adobe applications such as the 'sync metadata' on LR. 

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Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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There is probably a script floating around the Internet that would do this.

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Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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I mocked up a quick script that will copy ALL metadata from a file and apply it to all other selected files. This could be refined with a dialog and checkboxes to select which metadata is sync'd.

 

Save this into a PLAIN TEXT file with file extension ".jsx". Open Bridge Preferences->Startup Scripts and click the Reveal button, then drag the .jsx file in and relaunch Bridge. You'll see a new "Sync Metadata" command under Tools.

 

If an error comes up while running this, its likely that you have selected files which cannot contain metadata (say, a Word file.)

 

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if(BridgeTalk.appName == 'bridge'){
var metaSyncMenu = MenuElement.create('command', 'Sync Metadata', 'at the end of Tools');
metaSyncMenu.onSelect = function(){
try{
if (ExternalObject.AdobeXMPScript == undefined) ExternalObject.AdobeXMPScript = new ExternalObject('lib:AdobeXMPScript');
var thumbs = app.document.selections;
if(thumbs[0].hasMetadata == true){
if(confirm('Apply all metadata from ' + thumbs[0].name + ' to selected files?') == true){
var ftMeta = thumbs[0].synchronousMetadata;
var ftXMP = new XMPMeta(ftMeta.serialize());
var ftUpdatedPacket = ftXMP.serialize(XMPConst.SERIALIZE_OMIT_PACKET_WRAPPER | XMPConst.SERIALIZE_USE_COMPACT_FORMAT);
for(i = 1; i < thumbs.length; i++){
thumbs[i].metadata = new Metadata(ftUpdatedPacket);
}
}
}
}
catch(e){
alert(e + e.line);
}
}
}

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Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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Thanks, thats great. I'll give it a go now.

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