Lightroom: Add Embedded Colour Profile to metadata display

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Currently it is not possible to view the embedded (or tagged) colour space in the Lightroom Metadata.

Lightroom always defaults to MelissaRGB for display. On exporting a photo you have a choice whether to embed a color profile.

Nowhere, in Lightroom, are you able to see what the current profile is, which may affect the profile that you select for export. Currently you would have to resort to a Lightroom plug-in such as Jeffrey Friedl's Metadata Viewer, or use external information such as "Get Info" in Finder on a Mac.

Some examples:
RAW (no embedded profile but tagged Adobe RGB)
RAW (no embedded profile but tagged sRGB)
PSD - ProPhoto
None
sRGB
Adobe1998 RGB

Now that soft proofing has been added to Lightroom 4 and there is a whole new interest in colour space and profiling, it is important that this type of information be available in the Lightroom Metadata panel.

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LR 5 Smart Collections let you search the source color profile of images, but you can't actually display them in the Metadata panel. Strange.