Two glaring problems in LightRoom

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Two glaring problems in LR.
One: The "person shown" field in the metadata is not searchable, leaving it as a pretty much useless field.
Two: Renaming images taken as Raw+Jpeg results in two different image numbers vs in Bridge, where changing the Raw file name automatically changes the jpeg name, giving each the same name but with different extensions (.NEF & .jpg). I can't see why one would want the same image to have different file names.
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Leon Werdinger

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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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On the second issue, what is your current user preference setup on how Lightroom should handle raw+jpeg pairs during import? Is the checkbox "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" check in the Preferences>General>Import Options? If unchecked, Lightroom would treat raw+jpeg as a single entity in the catalog. That means if you do a rename, it would apply to both the raw and jpeg. But if you bring in the raw+jpeg as separate assets during import, Lightroom would not necessarily know the association from the catalog. Thus likely  the behavior that you see.
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Leon Werdinger

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Thanks. Had called tech. support but they missed that answer.
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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(It's better to post separately for each issue.)

"The 'person shown' field in the metadata is not searchable, leaving it as a pretty much useless field."

Please add your vote and opinion to this existing topic: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh.... That will make it a little more likely that Adobe will prioritize a fix.
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Leon Werdinger

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Thanks for the posting advice and the link. Added my vote.