I’ve been using Lightroom to import new files, add IPTC info, and make selections before opening in PL5. I use the star rating in LR as that has been (up to today) the best way to share my picked images. All the data is written to XMP sidecars. In PhotoLab, I use the filter to filter out all RAW images with no stars.
Today I imported four days’ worth of photos into four separate folders. I went through the usual procedures, but when I open in PL5, it sees the ratings in the XMP files in two folders, but does NOT select any files in the other two folders. I viewed the XMP files in Notepad, and all looks proper. Side note while writing this up: the two folders that aren’t showing ratings are also not showing the IPTC info for the photos (name address, copyright, etc), while the ones that show the ratings are also showing the IPTC data.
Isn’t seen by PL5 as having a rating:
PL doesn’t see this one either:
PL sees these two:
The first one is a Nikon NEF file, the other three are Sony ARW files. But that shouldn’t matter since it’s what’s in the XMP files that counts, right? I can work around this, but I shouldn’t have to.