Photo management questions

Started Feb 26, 2013 | Questions thread
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Carey Brown
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Re: About Lightroom and metadata
In reply to AMomcil, Feb 28, 2013

AMomcil wrote:

Thanks Carey,

Yes, it is partially about the price, but not only that.

Lightroom seams to be very good at a lot of things, but I feel there are better (or lighter) tools for some other tasks - regarding image viewing, tagging and searching. That is why I would like to find a solution that would not lock me to any particular application - Lightroom or else.

I hope that metadata (tags, etc.) could be kept both inside files (or sidecars for RAW) and also copied to Lightroom database. In that case I could have the best of both worlds - to have a quick indexing within Lightroom, but also possibility to use other tools whenever I want to.

Could Lightroom be configured to maintain metadata simultaneously both in files (IPTC/XMP) AND in own database?

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Aleksandar Momcilovic

I don't use it. I thought it was there but couldn't remember how to set it up. I found this though...

Specify where to write metadata changes

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