Lightroom Metadata Explorer
Adobe Lightroom® does amazing things with
metadata. You can quickly and easily add keywords and find photos with those
keywords. You can even find which photos are missing keywords or captions.
However, there are some things you can't do easily - like find all the
photos that are missing a copyright notice or title! Important pieces of
information if you are uploading photos for stock agencies or your own website.
With Lightroom Metadata Explorer you can find these photos and view charts of
your data. With Lightroom Metadata Explorer you can also export the metadata to
a text file for your own analysis, or for text files for stock agencies.
Lightroom Metadata Explorer is a Windows application (sorry Mac users) that
allows you to find which photos are missing information in several key fields.
Lightroom Metadata Explorer reads the XMP data stored in the Lightroom database
and quickly shows you which photos are missing data for the following
- File Dimension
- Copyright Status
Lightroom Metadata Explorer only reads data from the Lightroom database
- it never writes any data to it so you need not worry it making any changes to
your database. Due the the enormous number of photos you may have in your
database, Lightroom Metadata Explorer displays photos in one Lightroom
collection at a time. You can even select different Lightroom databases (i.e.,
catalogs) to explore.
Lightroom Metadata Explorer in
Export Your Data
With Lightroom Metadata Explorer you can also export your metadata from
Lightroom to a text file and then open the file in another program such as Excel
or Word for editing. There are options for the text file format (CSV or XML),
which fields to export, export filenames with or with out the filepath, and
having all keywords exported into one column or each keywords in it's own
column. All useful for creating files for Stock Agency submissions.
LME Export Options
On the Charts tab, Lightroom Metadata Explorer will show you several
histograms of various data in your Lightroom database including the number of
- shutter speed
- focal length
Lightroom Metadata Explorer Photos By Lens
Lightroom Metadata Explorer Photos By Focal Length
A few notes to remember.
There is a single version of Lightroom
Metadata Explorer that works with Lightroom versions 5.x and 6.0.
Please review the list of fields that are exported to verify they meet your
needs. Note that you can not export chart data.
When using Lightroom Metadata Explorer, you can have Lightroom running.
However, you may experience long delays with Lightroom Metadata Explorer if
Lightroom is busy writing to the database. Lightroom Metadata Explorer must wait
for Lightroom to finish before it can display data. You may also need to
shutdown Lightroom so that it releases the lock on the database so that LME can
continue to work. This is a limitation of the database that Lightroom
Also, Lightroom Metadata Explorer will only show keywords, not
their synonyms, and does not work with Smart Collections.
32 or 64-bit Windows
Lightroom 5.x or 6.x