Lightroom CC2015.5.1 and Lightroom 6.5.1 UPDATE
Adobe have just released a new update for Lightroom CC2015 & Lightroom 6.
This update is of particular relevance to Nikon users who were suffering with the missing lens data information I posted about previously.
The new update is touted as fixing the problem, and it certainly does so for new imports from what I can see. But for images that are already in your catalogue and are showing the “unknown lens” tag in your metadata and filter bar, you are going to need to do a bit of extra work!
Adding the update does NOT fix the existing issue! WTF……….??
So here is how to FIX the problem.
- Open your catalogue Library Module in Lightroom CC2015.5.1 or 6.5.1
- Click on All Photographs in your Catalogue Panel (top left below Navigator)
- Hit the backslash ( \ ) key to bring up your filter bar
- Select All Dates together with All Cameras & All Lenses, and select the Unknown Lens category
- Head up to the contextual menu and go Select All – all cells should now be highlighted
- Go to Metadata in the contextual menu and select Save Metadata to Files
- Go back to Metadata in the contextual menu and select Read Metadata from Files
Once you click READ you will see your images sequentially vanish from the selected UNKNOWN LENS view as Lightroom updates its metadata records.
HOWEVER – this does NOT work with ANY Virtual Copies, Proof Copies or video files that you have within said catalogue.
To correct these, you have to make new virtual copies, then select the old ones and copy all Develop Settings from the old ones to the new ones! And don’t ask me what you do with video files because I can’t work that one out.
What a bloody carve-up!
If you want the official instructions from Adobe they are HERE
Creative Cloud subscribers should also take the new Photoshop CC 2015 update – this adds camera support and fixes to CameraRAW.
On a lighter note the new update has also added new camera support for the Pentax K1 and Sony DSCRX10M3