Synchronize metadata between photos in the catalog

Specific metadata in selected photos can be synchronized with metadata in another photo. This provides a fast way to add information and IPTC metadata to photos. Synchronizing metadata saves you the effort of repeatedly typing the same metadata into photos.

  1. Select a photo in the Grid view that has metadata that other photos will synchronize to. This becomes the active photo.
  2. Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) to select photos that will synchronize with the active photo. Shift-click to select contiguous photos.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click the Sync button below the panels on the right.

    • Choose Metadata > Sync Metadata.

  4. In the Synchronize Metadata dialog box, select the metadata that you want and then click Synchronize.
    Note: The metadata you select to synchronize overwrites existing metadata in the selected photos.
  5. (Optional) Choose Metadata > Enable Auto Sync or click the Enable Auto Sync switch on the Sync button to automatically apply metadata changes to all selected photos as you edit.