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using xmp files Simultaneously in Brige and Lightroom

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Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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I am interested to work simultaneously on the metadata in Brige and Lightroom at the same time.

Is there a way to edit and save xmp files from Lightroom in Bridge And in the opposite direction?

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Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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No, well sort of no.

 

When you make adjustments in Bridge, you are using Adobe Camera Raw (not bridge). Any changes made are saved in sidecar files (xmp) which are contained (but still sidecar files) in both JPG, TIF and raw images.

 

LRC, on the other hand, saves all of the sidecar file data in the catalog. These two things do not talk to each other.

 

If you open a file that was adjusted in LRC in Bridge, it will not show any of the adjustments made in LRC. 

 

If you take any LRC image that has been adjusted in Bridge or PS and open it in LRC, you will be asked that because the image was adjusted outside of LRC, do you want LRC to override the changes or let the changes override LRC's previous adjustments.

In other words, it's very complicated but suffice it to say: not worth doing or trying.

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Thanks,

I hope that in next updates this will be possible, because it is required that LRC & Bridge will talk to each other in order to share the metadata.

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Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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Hi ShaiKe,

 

Please do not hold your breath because this is not going to happen. It happens to be because they are two different products with two very divergent intents. LRC is a DAM program (Digital Asset Management).

 

Bridge has nothing to do with DAM and, by itself, cannot do anything with images — Bridge is reliant upon ACR and PS to do pretty much of what it does. While there's almost nothing you can do in Bridge that you can't do in LRC.

 

Perhaps it's because you do not yet fully understand when and where to use Bridge and LRC? I do use them both but only to utilize the individual strengths that each has. If you want me to elaborate on this I'd be happy to.

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Thanks Gray

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