Adding manual lens to metadata in Lightroom from Lens Correction in Develop mode.

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We add manual lens' in develop mode for lens correction.  Why not link that lens information to metadata?  I don't see a way to add manual lens information otherwise.  
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Depending on what you mean, you can set the specified lens as the custom default that populates whenever that lensid shows up. 
Set the lens manually.
Choose Setup - Set Default
Then switch to Default instead of Auto and that lens will automatically populate.
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When I export the photo, will that lens information be in metadata?
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So you can correct the lens distortions by manually setting a lens profile, but you want to modify the raw file, or at least its Exports,  to have different information.  No you can't do that.
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Yes I know, I'm trying to suggest that if you add a manual lens profile to correct lens distortion or other, why not carry that lens information to the file, like all digital lens information.....
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There are various bits of information that Adobe looks at in a raw file to determine what lens profile to use.  If you specify a profile manually, that doesn't necessarily translate back to one thing that could be updated in the raw file.

There are programs like ExifTool that can rewrite raw file metadata but Adobe doesn't attempt to do that.  The information transfer is one way, from raw file to LR, never back.

Raw files can be fragile so if you put information back into the file, maybe the camera-manufacturer software wouldn't recognize the raw file, anymore.  Adobe doesn't want to be in the position to corrupt image files so it leaves them alone.
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I get it, but what about when you export that file to a jpeg and post it on a website or portfolio or Bè?
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What lens are you using that doesn't get understood by LR?
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I use Voigtländer and Rokinon lenses with my SonyA7II.  Lightroom understands them and they are in the library and I am able to make lens corrections very easily.  The feature I am suggesting would be when I export the final image after lightroom adjustments.  The manual lens information is included in EXIF or Metadata, maybe I'm getting the terms mixed up. for example 500px and Flickr include lens information with the photos, I currently have to manual enter this in if I want to share it.  

It would also, be very cool if I could search these lenses in Metadata when I'm looking at my library, I currently use keywords to solve this issue, but the digital lenses are nice when I search for, "all shots with 35mm Zeiss", it is always nice to be able to filter those shots, but I am unable to do this with the manual lenses.

I thought if I add the profile of the lens into lens correction, somehow that information could be included in search fields on final edits, not necessarily in RAW files as I usually export to jpeg.

I'm only trying to suggest a feature add, not looking for help on how to find or add lens type for lens correction.

Thanks!
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I use LensTagger-1.7.6.lrplugin
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Thanks, I'll check it out!