Where's the metadata? Without metadata (captions, categories, copyright, keywords, people, etc. - all IPTC data) the library is useless to me. This is CRITICAL to a library catalog IMHO. I am very, very disappointed that it is not there.
I have a huge investment in my existing metadata and I wouldn't want to go back and have to add metadata into any photos that I would import new into Luminar until whenever (if ever) this feature gets added). Until then, I'm stuck using my current setup which is a problem since I don't want to pay the subscription fee to Adobe and Capture One has just announced end of life for Media Pro. Eventually this is going to stop working due to hardware and OS upgrades. Ugh!
Other than just being able to manipulate metadata there are a few key careabouts for me in that arena.
Care needs to be taken in how you plan on exporting the metadata. This is not my first rodeo or piece piece of software I've had to migrate from/to so the metadata needs to reside with the photo (or linked somehow) in a standard format so not matter what software I'm using, my metadata isn't lost and my investment in metadata isn't wasted.
Being able to save presets for metadata is also critical. I have standard templates for travel photos, family photos, event photos, etc. that I want to be able to apply as a group instead of having to individually add all of the categories, keywords, copyright, etc.
Being able to quickly and easily be able to add additional metadata (not just with presets). Dragging and dropping, quick selecting, being able to apply to multiple photos at the same time, etc. are all functions that need to be possible for adding individual pieces of metadata.
Please take a look at Capture One's Media Pro to see how metadata should be done and what all is included. Others may have their other favorite ways of doing it but that is my favorite.
Please, please, please add metadata quickly to your library tool. Until then I'm on a quickly shrinking island and running out of dry land fast. ;)
I saw another post about metadata and you included your roadmap. I see metadata is on the roadmap for 2019 but it didn't have any details if that was imminent or my Christmas present for next year. ;) I was very happy to hear you mention IPTC as a basis.
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