Lightroom: Star rating compatibility with Windows 7

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Hi adobe and friends,
i have a trial Version lr4 and i miss two important things:
1. there is no connection between the "stars (Bewertung)" from windows 7 and lr4
2. i found no way to include my movies in the slideshow
i hope this is possible in lr5 :-) - in this case i like your software.
greetings from deidesheim germany
Mikel
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Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață, Champion

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Generally, it is not desirable to include multiple requests per topic. This makes management and voting difficult. See: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

And since a topic regarding your second request already exists, you may vote and comment there: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh.... You may also edit this topic to remove #2 and leave star rating compatibility only.
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As far as I can see, ratings set in Lightroom are compatible with those from Windows 7 Explorer. I tried this with JPEG, TIFF and DNG and all worked.



Note, you may need a codec for DNG.

As for proprietary raw files (NEF, CR2), their metadata is written into sidecar XMP files, so Windows must learn to use those. There's nothing Adobe can do here.
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Opps, thanx for splitting my request Dorin.

You are right - i have raw files (NEF) ..... but ....
I use ViewNX2 from Nikon and the rating works good.
And it is possible to transfer the pictures via network to my mediacenter for presentation (and copy) - the rating works too.
I can not see any .xmp files in the picture folder.
what is the secret? and the solution for lr4 to do the same?
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I use ViewNX2 from Nikon and the rating works good.

Adobe would never write to a proprietary file for security reasons, because their formats are not open/documented. Only Nikon's software writes to their own files.

I can not see any .xmp files in the picture folder.
If you hit Ctrl+S in Library, an xmp file will be created for the corresponding nef. You can also turn on Auto-save xmp in preferences.