The metadata fields added to the Lr Classic catalog are quite handy, especially when using a camera to digitize film (otherwise conflicts would abound).
I will be using NLP for a digitizing project, but may not have film to digitize after the project is finished, and hence wouldn’t need NLP after that point.
My question is what happens to the NLP-created metadata fields and data therein if I uninstall the plugin?
Also, I note that a “Save metadata to file” command in Lr does not write the NLP metadata to the file or sidecar. It is written using an NLP export, but my concern is preserving the info I enter even if NLP isn’t around.
It’s a pain to try to copy the plugin’s metadata to other fields (like keywords, etc), hence I want to get it sorted before I commit to adding a lot of info there.
And BTW, if a field could be added to NLP’s list of metadata it would be fabulous: Lens filter. Lots of us use those, and aside from dumping that info in keywords or somewhere else it’s tough to store it. Having it with the lens info, etc would be Very Cool. And also BTW, the metadata fields alone would be something I’d pay for as a plugin even without film, since they could also be useful for adapted lenses and filters and such, and for other old digital rigs that don’t do exif well if at all. Call it your “retro” package…