If you previously imported all your project's images into Lightroom Classic before using Narrative Select:

  1. Create a new project in Select and import the folder of images you just imported into Lightroom. Complete your selection in Narrative Select.
  2. Now in Lightroom, select all images and right-click. Click on ‘Metadata’ > ‘Read Metadata from File’ – This will update the metadata to reflect ratings shown in Narrative Select.

Note: Any edits or rating you previously did in Lightroom will be overwritten.

If you previously imported some of your project's images into Lightroom Classic before finishing your culling in Narrative Select:

  1. Complete your full selection in Narrative Select, click the [SHIP] button and choose the images you want to ship.
  2. Now in Lightroom Classic, you'll see the import screen. Images you previously imported into Lightroom won't be shown in a selected state (as they have already been imported).
  3. Still in Lightroom Classic, select all images and right-click. Select ‘Metadata’ > ‘Read Metadata from File’ – This will update the metadata to reflect ratings shown in Narrative Select.

Note: Any edits or rating you previously did in Lightroom will be overwritten.

If you want to preserve any edits or ratings you did in Lightroom Classic before using Narrative Select:

  1. Open the project in Lightroom Classic.
  2. Select all images in the project with (Command A) and right-click on one of them.
  3. Select ‘Metadata>Save Metadata to File’ – This will write any edits and ratings done in Lightroom to sidecar (.XMP) files in the folder where your images are stored.
  4. Now you can import the project into Select.

Important notes:

If you don't 'Save Metadata to File' before adding or changing ratings in Select, then you 'Read Metadata from file' – any edits or rating done in Lightroom will be overwritten for the selected images.

If you 'Save Metadata to File' after adding/changing ratings in Select, the ratings you did in Select will be overwritten.

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