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How to sync metadata on selected photos?
« on: March 10, 2017, 08:11:16 am »
If I've applied a IPTC template to a set of photos but then I want to change some of that date on just a few photos in that set, how do I do it? I'm a Lightroom user and you choose the photos you want and hit "sync metadata". Is there some other way in PM?

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Re: How to sync metadata on selected photos?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 08:55:55 am »
If I've applied a IPTC template to a set of photos but then I want to change some of that date on just a few photos in that set, how do I do it? I'm a Lightroom user and you choose the photos you want and hit "sync metadata". Is there some other way in PM?

You would use the IPTC Info dialog (click on the 'i' button that appears when your mouse cursor is over one of the photos) and make the individual changes there.

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Re: How to sync metadata on selected photos?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 11:29:32 am »
Thanks for getting back to me again Kirk.

So if I wanted to make the same change to the IPTC data of three photos, I would have to make the same change three times over? Is there no way of making the change once and then applying it to all three photos? (You can do this in LR).

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Re: How to sync metadata on selected photos?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 01:58:09 pm »
Rich,

Thanks for getting back to me again Kirk.

So if I wanted to make the same change to the IPTC data of three photos, I would have to make the same change three times over? Is there no way of making the change once and then applying it to all three photos? (You can do this in LR).

You can copy/paste from one photo to another in the IPTC Info dialog (that would still require multiple steps).  Or from the contextual menu (right click on a thumb that has the IPTC data you want to copy) and choose 'Take' from the IPTC Snapshot submenu, then select your destination photos and right click on the selected set and choose 'Paste' from the IPTC Snapshot submenu.

Neither way is particularly fast, but both ways keep you from having to enter the same data (and perhaps causing a mistake to occur) more than once.

HTH,

-Kirk