Help, smartees. I'm trying to make a book ofscanned ancient family photos, as a family archivist. I want to add any data info to some text, with the book module Photo text custom feature. Is my only option for a DATE value, to use the Capture Date, which of course is recent, and editable (I can edit the capture time to be whatever)? Does lightroom allow for other date fields in the database? Can the book module flow in these other date fields? The metadata edit seems limited, at least for my date quest.
Rob, you are the master. Thanks fr the deets. I have looked at this menu a fair amount, in fact, to determine if there is any other DATE field or any other metadata fields that can be used that could hold date information. I want to add a data value to many photos, my family archives, inherited from my grandfather, family photos from the 1930's, some of whuich I have exact days, hand written on some prints. I want a date field called "Date photograph was made", to be clear. and use that date to sort by and also use it in a photo text the book module photo text tool could use. It seems that Lightroom is limited in this respect. Any advice? I'm concluding that I need to overwite the date fuield I have access to, Edit Capture Time.
Step#1- Edit the Capture Date/Time metadata of all the files to the date they were taken.
My example is film exposed in 1997 and negs scanned.
Step#2- Design a Photo Text Preset that displays exactly what you want. You can type words in the text box, and there are many more options for metadata from the drop-down menus. (eg. the 'Date' field)
And with the Preset added to a Photo Cell in the Book it might appear like this-