Lightroom: metadata read from file doesn't update exif soft version

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hallo,
i am using lightroom and capture nx2. i am usinbg opendirectly to run nx2 with the nef selected in lightroom. when saved in nx2, software version switches from ver1.0 to capture nx2.2.7 in exifs. i come back to lightroom and make a smart collection based on software version but it doesn't appear in lr. i update metadata with metadata read from file but without success. could you please check the metadata refresh is working 100% ?

best regards
marc
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Benjamin Warde, Employee

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Can you send me a sample file that includes metadata which Lightroom is not reading correctly? You could upload the file using Dropbox, for example, and post the link to it here. Or, if you'd like to add an email address to your profile, I will email you privately with instructions on how you can upload the file directly to me at Adobe.

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Ben
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hallo ben,
the problem is not so easy to see.
if you edit in nx2 and import for the first time in lightroom, exif soft version field indicates capture nx2.2.7.
but, if you import from camera memory card and edit nef... in nx2, the soft version field is modified in nx2 but lr won't never see it. there is a metadata update in lr but it doesn't re-read exif soft version.
if i send to you the nx2 file you won't have problem because you will import this for the first time.

by the way, i am always surprised to see this soft version is always at ver1.0 as if nobody pays attention to the lr version...

marc
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I see what you're saying. I'll see if I can find myself a copy of NX2 and try it out.

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Ben
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thank you very much.
before playing with nx2 perhaps you could also try a metadata editor, change soft version string "ver1.0" and try in library module :
right clic>metadata>read from file for refresh (perhaps there is a nother refresh method i don't know. i tried sync folder but doesn't fix the problem ?)

marc
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hallo Ben,
any new ?

marc