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Offline bobgall

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How to open lightroom files for cropping in PM5 and sync
« on: August 29, 2021, 08:19:39 AM »
I've been searching for this functionality to no avail.
I want to use PM5 to open LR files to select files, set ratings, and crop.  But I can't figure out how to get the settings, particularly the cropping, back to LR.  It will usually update the ratings, but not the cropping.
Any help appreciated.
I use a Mac with Mojave.  And shoot with Nikons.

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Re: How to open lightroom files for cropping in PM5 and sync
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 08:26:14 AM »
Bob,

I've been searching for this functionality to no avail.
I want to use PM5 to open LR files to select files, set ratings, and crop.  But I can't figure out how to get the settings, particularly the cropping, back to LR.  It will usually update the ratings, but not the cropping.
Any help appreciated.
I use a Mac with Mojave.  And shoot with Nikons.

What build of PM5 are you using?  You can view this information in the About Photo Mechanic dialog.

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Re: How to open lightroom files for cropping in PM5 and sync
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 07:24:29 AM »
Photo Mechanic Version 5.0, build 19749 (20d085a)

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Re: How to open lightroom files for cropping in PM5 and sync
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2021, 09:01:51 AM »
OK, that's the latest PM5 build.  It should work.

Please post a screenshot of the IPTC/XMP page of the Preferences dialog so I can see your settings.  Use the 'Attachments and other options' link when you're composing your reply to this message and there you'll be able to upload your JPEG format screenshot.

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Re: How to open lightroom files for cropping in PM5 and sync
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2021, 01:48:05 PM »
Thanks Kirk.  I've been in touch with Maury in customer service, and he's working the problem.  My guess is that somewhere Adobe changed something in LR, which has fairly frequent updates.  And there is now a conflict in the way XMP info is updated.  But I'm no expert.