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Sync / copy location metadata

Community Beginner ,
Aug 28, 2021 Aug 28, 2021

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Hi!

How can I sync/copy location metadata from one picture to others?

For example from a picture taken with a smartphone to pictures taken with a camera.

I want to copy the exact coordinates.

Thank you!

Romain

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 29, 2021 Aug 29, 2021
Using the Lightroom cloud ecosystem, the ability to enter, copy and paste GPS coordinates is not currently possible. The location data (Location, City, State/Province, Country) can be manually entered (and copied and pasted), just not the GPS coordinates.

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 29, 2021 Aug 29, 2021
1. I don't know. Nobody but Adobe will know, and they never announce what features may be coming. 2. Because there are TWO current Lightroom versions running on MacOS and Windows (which is what you tagged the first post with). One is the Lightroom Desktop app, part of the cloud ecosystem, which does not allow manual entry of GPS coordinates. The other is the more traditional Lightroom Classic, which DOES allow manual geo-tagging (in fact it has a dedicated mapping module). I just needed to be ...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 29, 2021 Aug 29, 2021

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Can you tell us which version of Lightroom you are using? Do Help>System Info and paste a screenshot of the first 10 lines into a reply (use the Image icon in the post reply box to insert the screenshot, do not post a download link as many users will not use such links).

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Aug 29, 2021 Aug 29, 2021

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I'm using mainly the latest Lightroom version on macOS. But I'm also using Lightroom on Windows, iPhone and iPad.

Version Lightroom : 4.4 MAS arm64 [ 20210805-0652-b84a95f ] (Aug  5 2021)
Version NGL: 1.25.0.7
Version WF: 3.3 690e611
Version VF: 0.1.34
Version HIL: 40400
Système d'exploitation : macOS
Version du SE : macOS 11.5.2 (20G95)
Architecture de l'application : arm64
Modèle d'ordinateur: MacBookAir10,1 / Apple M1
Nombre de processeurs logiques: 8
Vitesse du processeur : 0,0 Ghz
Mémoire intégrée : 8 192,0 Mo

 

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Using the Lightroom cloud ecosystem, the ability to enter, copy and paste GPS coordinates is not currently possible. The location data (Location, City, State/Province, Country) can be manually entered (and copied and pasted), just not the GPS coordinates.

 

 

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  1. Are there plans to handle coordinates? If yes, when? If no, why?
  2. Why did you ask me which version I am using, knowing that no version allows it, and that it does not depend on the version?

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1. I don't know. Nobody but Adobe will know, and they never announce what features may be coming.

 

2. Because there are TWO current Lightroom versions running on MacOS and Windows (which is what you tagged the first post with). One is the Lightroom Desktop app, part of the cloud ecosystem, which does not allow manual entry of GPS coordinates. The other is the more traditional Lightroom Classic, which DOES allow manual geo-tagging (in fact it has a dedicated mapping module). I just needed to be sure which version you were using.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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1. Sorry, I thought you, an "Adobe Community Professional", were working for Adobe. Nothing on your profile clarifies that you're just a volunteer. I think Adobe should clarify that!

2. If the "macOS" tag implies "Lightroom Classic", then once again Adobe should clarify that. Or they should add tags to distinguish Lightroom CC from Lightroom Classic, as "macOS" isn't specific enough.

Anyway thank you very much for your time! 🙂

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Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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Adobe staff usually have the Adobe icon for the avatar.

It also states "Adobe Employee" under the name.

 

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Until one has crossed an "Adobe Employee" or something, it's not clear what "Adobe Community Professional" means, and I still think that Adobe should clarify this. Even though I guess they deliberately blur the lines. 😉 By the way I'm not at all saying that Jim Wilde or any other "Community Professional" can't be helpful and everything.

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Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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Example post from Adobe Staff for contrast. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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I can't help with the first point, it's not my forum. I think Adobe staff will be identified as Staff whenever they post. Adobe Community Professional is a badge given to many of the persistent volunteers who help out each day.

 

Regarding the second point, no "MacOS"  (and "Windows") doesn't specifically imply "Lightroom Classic" (it just as easily applies to Lightroom Desktop as well), it just meant that I could discount the Lightroom Mobile apps when considering my response. As it happens, you posted in the correct sub-forum (the Lightroom Ecosystem forum) so I could have simply assumed Lightroom Desktop and replied immediately that the feature isn't available there. However, every day there are many users posting in the wrong forum, and so we've rather got into the habit of checking the exact version first where it's not specified, especially in a situation like this where there would be a completely different answer depending on which app you are using. 

 

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I understand, thank you again!

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