Lightroom/Camera Raw: Add editing notes to to images

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It would be great to have a field for "personal notes" during the Lightroom Develop step. During my import workflow I walk through all of my picture the first time, delete bad ones and rate better ones with stars. Sometimes a good idea comes to my mind (how I could edit the picture), which I would like to fix to the photo. It would be perfect to have a comment field for personal usage, which gets saved in the Lightroom Catalogue, but not in the Metadata of the file. I thought of the implementation similar to the PDF comment feature in Mendeley. Each picture can get a note, at the end I can get an overview of all my notes, which are still to do. It would also be smart to implement the ability, to filter for photos with/without notes.A simple workaround, which is currently doable, to mark a picture with a certain color (which I associate with something), isn't enough. Similar to Mendeley.[Currently using Lightroom 3.6 / Win7 64bit]
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Two ideas:
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1. Bastardize an existing IPTC field.
2. Use Custom Metadata:

http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...

Bonus Idea:
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Upgrade to Lightroom 4.
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Look up a plugin called Big Note - it's nice and simple so you can customize it yourself.
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To enter a new-line in custom metadata (or big note field, or any other Lightroom metadata field that supports multiple lines):

Windows: Ctrl-J
Mac: Option-Return
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It's pretty much a sub-case of ... http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adding notes to Lightroom/Photoshop.

I have an Idea! This is something I find really hard to work without, and I'm sure many of you photographers/retouches will agree.

I would like to see a "note" section for photos whereby you can actually keep a small detail of notes regarding said pictures. I've bumped into many scenarios where this would have come handy, one of those scenarios was now. I have two family wedding photos that I will need to edit (Face swapping to correct closed eyes!) And I'm just choosing pictures to process. I'd find it so handy to be able to right click on the image/side panel or even in the film reel? part at the bottom and "add note" whereby you can write what needs to be done, or your reasoning to pick the photo etc. I have to rely on using note pad and writing in the image numbers and then adding a note. I then worry about loosing the notepad and forgetting what i am to do. I also think that handwriting support would be good for a note section, as many, well I at least use a tablet quite often, and switching between pen and keyboard can be a bit of a pain....

I do apologies if this is badly structured, I'm not the best when it comes to that, especially at 2am
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: A "notes" layer.

Hello,

I'd like to suggest the implementation of an ability to add NOTES to an image, like a "triggerable" layer, where you can put circles and squares (stroked in bright red, yellow etc.) over certain areas of the image to highlight observations which can be read by yourself or other co-workers.

Something as if you can put some scratch notes on some areas of the image but when exporting or printing, these notes are ignored, not showing up on the final image. It would be just for informative purposes and/or to explain and show certain specifics of that image.

Regards!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom? Appending notes to photos, much needed especially for retouching purpo....

Would be great to see the possibility of appending notes to photos. I work as a fashion photographer and often two images need to be merged. Say the head from one image onto the body of another; or the hands of one, onto body of other.
Unless mistaken, there's no simple way of leaving a note for my retoucher.
Would be much more simple if, like in Photoshop, one could append a note and even link the note to another photo (for instance, when the note is opened, one would have a 400px x 400px preview of the image referred to..)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ability to write my own 'notes' in LightRoom Library "Comment" area..

LR: In Library module, please allow randon notes to be typed in "Comments" area in right panel. This is very important to make notes about "external" processing done in other Plug-Ins and brought back to LR for final processing. "History" only shows image as exported and then re-imported. I have to be able to note which external editor I used and that's a perfect place. Thank you in advance.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add Notes to photos in LightRoom Mobile.

LR Mobile
Add ability to add notes to a picture file.
I would like to add notes from a client review in LR Mobile and have them available when I return to LR. Now I need to carry a notebook or constantly switch between apps.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cool feature request for efficient workflow with retouchers.

For next LR update, I would suggest IMHO a very cool feature for photographers who usually work on team with retouchers. As a photographer, while on the shooting set, we mostly want to show retouchers areas of the picture we would like to be cleaned up or reworked. What about a function in LR where we could use for ie a tool like a pen or brush to mark out specific areas of the pictures for retouchers? It could be saved as a layer (TIFF or PSD) during final export and easily discarded once retouch done? Many thanks!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM? It would be helpful to have a small section on the left panel in the d....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Annotation in Lightroom Classic.

Capture One just changed the game when it comes to post-processing in studio or between in-house and freelance post production teams:

I've been wanting something like this for years to streamline multiple client intake of retouching requests!
PLEASE implement something like this.
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Awesome!!  Come on Adobe!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adobe Camera Raw needs a note area that shows up in the large blank area under th....

There is a large blank area under the tools in ACR.  Can we please add a note area here so we can leave ourselves notes on how and WHY we choose to process an image a certain way, or for any other need for a note. Then in the synchronize command add a note check box.
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More than a month ago, after that move from Adobe pushing every Lightroom user to the cloud-based services, I dropped my stand-alone Lightroom 6 (now it is just for DAM) and started learning CaptureOne Pro 11. It is another game altogether, much more control over colors, adjustments and it has actual layers - and the notes we asked for in this topic more than a year ago.

I'm now a happy camper with C1 Pro, my photos now get the look I want more easily. Looks like I'm out of Lightroom's bandwagon for good as I also won't fit to Adobe's policies.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Markup Layer.

Competition already has it: a Markup Layer to make Notes about necessary changes. Before i start to retouch a Photo, i create a Layer in Photoshop circling Areas that need my Attention. so i can later on check if everything is done.
When working with external Retouchers it could become helpful to add a Layer already to the XMS/DNG. Could be a Markup Cloud with a floating Note like seen in Acrobat. 
Important to offer the same from Bridge as sometimes Lightroom is diverted via Bridge to gain some Speed.