Lightroom Classic 11 does not save changes in xmp eventhough catalog setting is put on saving to xmp

Explorer ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Hi, I noticed that since I upgraded to v11 xmp's are no longer created or updated automatically even though my settings have not changed (save to xmp). I have to select my pictures instead and choose the menu option to save the metadata.

 

This error occurs in both the Windows version and in the Mac version.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Adobe always post a what is new article on the web when they release an update or upgrade. In these community pages they include a announcement that the new version is available, if you look at near the top of Discussions, you will see it. In that document they will have a link to what is new.

 

here is that link:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/whats-new.html

 

You will notice a section on Improved Metadata Workflow, you will want to read that. When LrC first saves a xml file has changed, it is not immediate upon import any longer.

 

P.S. a heads up, It appears from the Discussions many members including pro (currently Wedding Photographers, who are in too much of a hurry due to their business season) have nor read similar info about masking. Nor have they watched any tutorials or videos. Following is a very good video on masking (too bad the source has not done one on metadata yet)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Fld8eEHsE

 

 

 

Welcome to the world-exclusive first LIGHTROOM MASKING TUTORIAL! A massive update to the Adobe Lightroom suite of apps (and Adobe Camera Raw) will be release...

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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We're having the same issue - two photographers who always use xmp sidecar to save our work and the catalog settings always have automatic metadata save enabled.

 

We usually import jobs in their individual folder and are edited throughout 2-3 days. Because of volume, we remove the job from the catalog since the edits are saved in sidecar. We have worked like this for years. We even ask retouchers to send only sidecar xmp files, never have had an issue until recently.

 

Without any warning, SOME full jobs that need revision after delivery do not have ANY INFORMATION on their sidecar xmp files. The files are there, but there is no information. We can't tell what's the variable that triggers this issue.

 

The earliest appearence was a job from mid October and the issue is not consistent. There are large and small jobs that have their editing saved in sidecars since then, while others are empty.

 

We will proceed to manually save editing to metadata before removing the job from catalog. Would be nice to know why and if there are others out there that have started seeing this issue.

 

Our work computers with issues:

MBP 2019 with OS 11.6 running LR 11.0 Build 202110120910-0bccc70D

MB Air 2021 with OS 12.0.1 running LR 11.0 Build 202110120910-0bccc70D

 

 

 

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Without any warning, SOME full jobs that need revision after delivery do not have ANY INFORMATION on their sidecar xmp files.

 

And yet, if you read the comment just above yours, on October 26, 2021, Adobe publicly let people know about this change, and how it would work.

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