Idea to Improve Lightroom Metadata Panels

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The metadata panel in the library module of Lightroom 5 uses a pop-up menu to choose sets of metadata fields but this uses fairly broad categories e.g. Exif, IPTC, Location and doesn't allow the display to be fine-tuned. Due to the varying needs of Lightroom users many of these fields are left empty as they are not relevant for everyone. As an amateur photographer I'm not particularly interested in entering workflow details, IPTC subject codes and my full contact details but do use a lot of the other metadata in the IPTC section.

The preferences menu in Adobe Bridge CS6 (and also earlier versions) allows users to switch on or off each of the individual metadata fields using a list of tick-boxes so that it's possible to display only the ones which they are going to use.
I find these options very useful as it means that the display is more compact and I don't waste my time scrolling down the panel to input data or pass empty rows.

Can this type of metadata selection be included in Lightroom 6?
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Mick

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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Agreed that it would be convenient to have this built-in to LR. In the meantime, you can use the Metadata-Viewer Preset Editor plugin to define your own custom presets of fields to show:

http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-good...
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Mick

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But it's a bit sad if you need to go to a 3rd party just to get a fairly basic part of the program to work effectively, especially when there's a far superior version already working in Bridge. . .
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Philip Hanner

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Yes I recently got Lightroom and have noticed that with all the praise that Lightroom gets it does not have some basic useful customizations Bridge offers. I would like it if we could batch edit any meta, exif, iptc whatever filed. Instead I had to buy LR Transporter plug in.