Lightroom SDK: last-edit-time of photos.

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Some plugins would like to know if a photo's develop settings or metadata has changed since whatever (e.g. since xmp last saved).

Unfortunately, whenever any plugin writes any custom metadata to a photo, the photo appears changed to every other plugin. It would be very useful, to be able to get at a photo change time, that only includes changes made by user or Lightroom proper on user's (or plugin's) behalf, and excludes changes due to plugins setting photo properties of custom metadata.

Bonus Idea (in addition to the all encompassing "anything has changed" timestamp) these timestamps:
- Changes affecting image.
- Changes affecting metadata (excluding custom metadata).
- Changes affecting xmp metadata.
- Changes affecting exportable metadata.

I haven't thought this through thoroughly, but hopefully the problem is clear, even if the proposal is a little off...

Thank you for considering this idea,
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Rob Cole

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