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edit history in XMP?

Discussion in 'Lightroom 1-6 for Windows & Mac (perpetual)' started by reflog369, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. reflog369

    reflog369 New Member

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    I just imported some images I edited at school and wanted to import these images into my home computer. After I imported the images all the pins and changes I made at school were there but the history was missing. I even copied the xmp file into the folder I used to import and restarted LR but the history still doesn't show.

    How should I import files I worked on elsewhere so that all the edits and the history show?


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  2. b_gossweiler

    b_gossweiler Lightroom Guru Lightroom Guru

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    Re: history

    Welcome to the forums, reflog :)

    Since some changes were present after import at home, I assume you did write metadata back to file at school (XMP files), which subsequently was used upon import at home. This method works to take over all development adjustments and almost all of the metadata (except stacks, virtual copies, flags, collections, history).

    If you want all of it to transfer to your home computer, you'd have to use "Export as Catalog" at school and a subsequent "Import from Catalog" at home.

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  3. reflog369

    reflog369 New Member

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    Re: history

    Thanks for the reply. I did save the xmp file at school as I used ctrl s prior to sending to my flash drive. Am I out of luck to get them into my catalog at home?
     
  4. b_gossweiler

    b_gossweiler Lightroom Guru Lightroom Guru

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    Re: history

    Yes, you're out of luck if you don't have access to the original catalog (at school) anymore to do the Export as Catalog. History steps (as well as Virtual Copies, Flags, Collections, Stacks) are not saved within XMPs.

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