My client (photographer) sent me XMP files for the photos I need to apply. But I only have a catalog with smart previews. Where should I locate XMP files so I can read them from catalog? Is it even possible?
PS. For now I can't "read the metadata" (see the screenshot)
Me and my client are using smart preview catalogs because it's way faster in our case. It has about 14000 photos in it so there is no way I will ask for all the originals..
And in this case the thing is that I already culled the photos in catalog and he's made some changes to the master photos in the same time. So I don't want to cull the catalog again and just wanted to apply the new settings to the master photos. No idea what to do now. 😞
Ask him to select those photos that he made XMP files from, and then choose 'Export as Catalog'. In the export dialog he should check that only the selected photos should be exported. He does not have to check any other option, like including the photos themselves or including previews. He should send this catalog to you and then you use 'Import from Another Catalog' to import it in your catalog.