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Explorer ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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In LR 11.0, MacOS 11.6.

 

I select several images in the grid view. Edit the location info in the Image section. The metadata is only set on the 'most" selected image. It used to correctly set the data on all selected images.

 

This is a real problem for me. If I go out and shoot a few hundred images, now I have to edit each one individually. Unacceptable.

 

I did not check to see if any other fields exhibit the same behavior. This was enough for me.

 

Is there another (reasonable) way to set the location os a set of images?

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Adobe Employee , Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021
Changes were made to improve the Metadata Panel in 11.0. One of these changes is the ability to improve performance by chosing a mode for the behavior of the panel.  At the top of the Metadata Panel is a new selection Targeted or Selected Photos. Do you have this set to Target?  Target only displays and affects metadata for the Targeted Photo (most selected).  The previous behavior 10.4 and earlier requires the Selected Photos to be the toggle choice. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Changes were made to improve the Metadata Panel in 11.0. One of these changes is the ability to improve performance by chosing a mode for the behavior of the panel. 


At the top of the Metadata Panel is a new selection Targeted or Selected Photos. Do you have this set to Target?  Target only displays and affects metadata for the Targeted Photo (most selected). 

Screen Shot 2021-10-27 at 6.42.01 PM.png

 

The previous behavior 10.4 and earlier requires the Selected Photos to be the toggle choice. 

 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Explorer ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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Thank you. This obscure, unrecognized and difficult to see setting fixed my problem. 

 

Adobe: Why? You introduced a "fix" for a problem that did not exist and it caused me a lot of concern and wasted time. You didn't even default the setting to the original behavior. You also introduced 2 indistinct buttons in an area that never contained them before. It only had data entry fields, except for the Preset drop down that I only look at once a year. In my opinion this does not follow good UI principles.

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New Here ,
Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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Rikk, thank you! I've struggling with this for the last couple of hours, 1 google search and I found your answer here - problem solved! Thanks again!

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Explorer ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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Cheers Rikk, This Had Me Beat, I Did Not Notice The Update In The Metadata Panel.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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Oodles of cool Metadata Updates 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Thanks for the information !!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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It's as Rikk, has pointed out there are changes to the metadata workflow and it is indicated in the new features of the upgrade.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.1, LrC 11.0.1, Lr 5, Ps 23.0,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Explorer ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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Hello, this is about Lightroom Classic 11.0 (just released, totally fresh LR catalog) on Windows 10. In the Metadata panel in the "Title/Headline" (?) field, i assign image titles to several selected pics at once.

 

But checking after the deed, only the first selected pic got the title. I know very well that until 3 days ago, you could select a string of pics and they ALL got the title i typed into the Metada panel.Tags and Descriptions can still be assigned to a whole string of selected pics (i tried), but the title is only applied to the first in the selection.

 

That's horrible. There may be an assumption that one title can only go into 1 pic, and the next pic needs another title. But if that was ever a thought at Adobe, it is not correct. I sometimes want to apply the same title to many pics - and now i cannot, even though i could before. And i want to use Lightroom in this case, not Bridge.

 

I don't see a preference option to change this behaviour.

 

Your take?

 

Thanks!

 

*sorry, am re-translating from non-English LRC version. I mean the Metadata panel with the input field "Title/Headline" (?) right UNDER the subheader "Content" (?), and right above the fields "Description" and then "IPTC Subject Code".

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Explorer ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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My complaint from above is cleared - i changed to "Selected photos" and was ok. I hadn't at all seen this, and it's greyed out when less than 2 pics are selected.

 

I understand the improvements that this new option "Targeted"/"Selected" brings, still it's tricky.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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For anyone who may still see inconsistent behavior with the Targeted vs Selected options, this new feature appears to work only in Grid view, not in Loupe.

 

So if you select multiple photos in Grid View, you can use the new options to view metadata on the Targeted Photo or on all Selected Photos.

 

But if you are in Loupe view, the metadata only shows the most selected photo even if you select several.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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But if you are in Loupe view, the metadata only shows the most selected photo even if you select several.

 

Which is exactly how previous versions of Lightroom Classic handled Loupe view.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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If you use a secondary window, one can be in Grid and one in Loupe view. That's how my copy is setup.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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"If you use a secondary window, one can be in Grid and one in Loupe view."

 

Beware that the rules for multiple-photo selections are based on the primary display window, not the secondary.  For example, if you have the secondary display window open to grid view, select multiple photos, and type 5 (shortcut for setting 5 stars), only the most-selected photo is changed to 5 stars -- that's because Loupe view is open on the primary display.

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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Ahh...thanks, was able to change multiple titles from within grid view (after thinking I was really misunderstanding something). Hopefully the folks at Adobe will see this and make it work regardless of view mode in the next update.

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New Here ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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Hello. I just installed latest version of Lightroom Classic (11.0) and all is working perfect but all of a sudden my legends stopped being recorded. I eddit my photos, sign the material and write all the legends but as soon as I export them to my hard drive in JPEG, no more legend and data. Signature, hashtags, legends, simply gone. Can anyone help? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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This is a different issue from that posted by the original Author.

It is better to start a new thread with an appropriate heading.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.1, LrC 11.0.1, Lr 5, Ps 23.0,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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New Here ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Hello,
I just installed LrC v11 and was shocked that all Image Metadata (Exif, IPTC, XMP,...) are disappeared.
The corresponding fields are all empty!
I went back to Version 10.4 with old catalogue file and they showed up again. See screenshots.
Win10 Home build 19043 / LrC v11 german language
Please fix this since Metadata especially IPTC Caption is the most important part for professional photo journalists.
See Screenshots:
Version V11
Metadata_field v11.PNGMetadata_field v10_4.PNG

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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We haven't seen any reports of dropped metadata. 

Do you still have your original 10.4 catalog and the 11.0 catalog that was upgraded? 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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New Here ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Yes, both

 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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If you are willing to share them with us, I would like to get a copy of them. Can you zip them into a single packaage and respond back with the file size and I will advise you how to send them. 

 

Thanks!

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Yes no problem, will be a large file. Catalogue is dating back to 2007

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Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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If you have space, create a folder in your Creative Cloud files and sync it to the cloud, you can share that file with me. When ready, I will send you a direct message. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Which files shall I zip?

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Adobe Employee ,
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the two .lrcat files @ 2.7 GB each

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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