LightRoom: Please more support for the IPTC Headline tag!

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It's weird that Lightroom supports the Title tag with filters and search function whereas the Headline tag sees none of that treatment.

Definition of the Headline and Title tag:
http://www.photometadata.org/meta-res...
http://www.photometadata.org/meta-res...

These definitions should make it fairly clear that the Headline tag needs at least the same tools treatment as the Title tag has.
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Rob Cole

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Good idea. Notes which may help in the mean time:

Headline is missing from library filters, but can be used in smart collections.
If you want headline field in right panel, consider using Jeffrey Friedl's Metadata Viewing Preset Editor, or something like that (or you can just edit metadata field lists using a text editor if you prefer). If you want headline in library filter, TextMeta (plugin) provides it (as 'Metadata' column, not 'Text' filter). Also consider AnyFilter (or SpaceUrchin, if you're a little weird, like me). Lastly, if you want to migrate metadata from headline field to caption in order to enjoy the better native support for the caption field in Lightroom, I think John Beardy has a plugin that will do it (sorry, I can't remember the name), as do I - ask if need be...
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Hello Rob!

Always a great source of information you are. Some of the plugins mentioned I have - need to play a bit more with them.

I couldn't find the Headline tag in Smart Collections, only "Any searchable Metadata" or "Searchable IPTC" - can you point me to that?

And thank you for the hint to your TextMeta plugin! Works like a charm!!
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Hi Thomas - I think I was wrong about the headline field being available in smart collections - oops (sorry), but at least TextMeta works ;-).
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Yes, it does! Thank you
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PS: Rob, do you know of a way to display any of these additional tags in one of the four fields of LR's Extended Grid Cells?

Thank you!
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I don't know of a way, but it would be good if we had more options for those fields - fingers crossed...
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Your ExifMeta plugin looks really nice. But it does not work in LR5 ("An error occurred when attempting to change Modules").

Will there be an updated version that works with LR5?

Thank you!
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Hi Thomas - ExifMeta works just fine in Lr5 for some of us - please contact me outside the forum for plugin support.