I insert a title to every picture using the organizer. In version 11 I had nothing else to do, but write the title below. In my current version 14 it is absolutely necessary to press: "save metadata to file", otherwise nothing is saved in "metadata IPTC" Is it possible to change this state?
Technically, that seems very easy. The problem is that there are pros and cons to automatically writing metadata to files. I don't want it myself. Without it, I can add a temporary tag for 99% of my pictures and remove it in seconds instead of ... hours with my big catalog. For additional safety, I batch write metadata to files for recent files only just before my periodic backups (the import batch sort order helps there). You may want the option to be included in your preferences, but for the typical Elements user there would be many other options to add, and that would be irrealistic.