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212 Points

Wed, Apr 7, 2021 6:58 AM

Lightroom Desktop: Behavior when batch-setting titles in Info panel

What I expect to happen: Open the Info panel, select multiple images, enter the same title. The "Title" field should now show the same title for all selected images.

What happens instead: Sometimes this works, but more often, the title field says <Mixed>. Why? I just set them to all be the same. If I then inspect the individual photos to see what's different about them, I'll see something like the first three or four now have the correct title and the rest have no title, therefore "mixed."

So there is an occasional bug in batch-setting titles. I've seen similar happen when setting Location (but of course we want the current Location implementation to be replaced with proper geotagging so I expect that subsystem to be totally replaced).

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454 Points

8 d ago

I have seen this behavior as well. I haven’t been able to figure out why or when it happens. Typically, when it does and I see the “mixed” entry, I have to retype the text in the field while the photos are still selected and hit “enter” to set the field. Using a Windows 10 machine and the application. I have noticed this has occurredover several releases.

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212 Points

@tom_hunsinger Yes, I found the same thing - trying again but pressing Enter rather than tabbing out of the field seems to fix it the second time. Just have to pay really close attention, because it's easy to end up with some untitled photos (unlike Apple Photos, there is no way to build a query to find untitled photos in LR).