Lightroom/Bridge: A way to export collections and virtual copies via xmp

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Currently, the LR catalgue has the ability to export some but not all photo attribues via xmp (whether by sidecar or as part of a file).

Chief among the things that are not exported is Collections, but there are other items, such has virtual copies, history, publish services, certain metadata, and stacks (I am sure people can name others that I do not know about).

This makes it harder to share such things with other users and with Bridge; it also creates uncertainty. As a non-techy I never know what's in the catalogue and what's in the xmps.

I have started writing all collection info into keywords, which is time consuming and error-prone.

A way to export collection and VC information, at a minimum, would be great.
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Posted 9 years ago

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Rob Cole

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Of those mentioned, xmp for virtual copies, and custom metadata would be top priority in my book.

But, the more stuff that can be crammed in there, the better...
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Seven years ago for the original post, and Adobe has done neither?  Why (not)?

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