Sorry Nate, I don’t think I explained it properly (and misnamed the plugin to boot). My apologies if I sent you the wrong direction.
Starting from the beginning, I have a workflow where I update the file meta data to capture the information for all my film shooting going back 20 years, which includes the Exiftool app. So that is how I get camera, model, lens etc. onto some of the exif data.
I also use a LR plugin called Metadata Viewer Preset manager, by John Friedl. (sorry I called it the wrangler which is another plug in of his I use, I am really sorry if I wasted you time on this). This plug in allows you to group fields you want to see on the side, to give you quick access to the ones you also want to change. It allows you to logically group them too, so they make sense (i.e. file fields together, equipment fields together, descriptions together etc.). You do this through the plug-in manager, of which I have created the ‘Theo Default’ preset:
It also allows you to import other plug in meta data fields and use these in your list of fields. I did this with the NLP plug-in. For my use I only want to use a few of the header NLP ones, as I already have my workflow as I like it and do not want to introduce new fields to it:
I have added these to my list in the file details (I may make a conversion grouping in the future). But as you can see it is not populating them. As you can also see with the next screen shot, I also do not have the whole list added to the end of used list:
But when I reload the plug-in and go to see my list meta data on the side, it does not seem to be able to bring in the NLP ones, and has the whole list down the bottom.
I hope this makes sense now.
My question is, are the NLP meta data fields held somewhere differently to the standard ones. I have not had an issue previously with the other plug in fields, the Metadata Viewer Preset plug-in has been very reliable for the last 8-10 years.
I hope this has explained it better. If still confusing, happy to get onto a Skype or something to discuss.
btw. I do love the new version, it is getting some of the scans converted a lot better, especially where there is a lot of contrast with lots of white, which previously could be problematic! Keep it up mate!