Lightroom (LR) enthusiasts marvel at its ability to streamline our digital image workflow. However, working with a Lightroom catalog (its database) can be a task when it comes to syncing metadata changes to outside applications. During last Friday’s Lightroom workshop an attendee mentioned a bug in the 2.3 release of Lightroom. Upon reviewing the link to the Adobe forums that Tom sent me, I realized the issue was not a bug, but an unfortunate misunderstanding of how Lightroom handles metadata. Here are the steps for manually or automatically syncing metadata info between a Lightroom catalog and individual image files.