Adding metadata in other applications
Corel AfterShot Pro will automatically import metadata that has been applied to images in other applications as long as the other applications support the EXIF, IPTC and XMP standards, and save their metadata in a proper and supported form. If you have applied or edited metadata to your images before importing the images into Corel AfterShot Pro, the metadata will automatically appear within Corel AfterShot Pro.
If you import images into Corel AfterShot Pro, and then edit and apply metadata using other applications, then you will need to Merge External Metadata to make Corel AfterShot Pro aware of the changes. This process includes:
1 Import images into Corel AfterShot Pro, and subsequently edit metadata using an XMP-compatible application.
2 Have the other application save the metadata to an XMP file for each image you have edited, or embed the metadata in the master file as XMP. If Corel AfterShot Pro has already created an XMP file for these images, then the other application should edit those XMP files instead of overwriting them.
3 Within Corel AfterShot Pro, select images you want to sync, and select Edit > Setting > Merge External Metadata from the main Corel AfterShot Pro Menu or the Context Menu.
The metadata syncing process will overwrite any data that Corel AfterShot Pro and the other application shared. So, if you had rated an image with 2-Stars in Corel AfterShot Pro, then rated that same image as 1-Star in another application before Syncing this file in Corel AfterShot Pro, the final rating in Corel AfterShot Pro will be 1-Star. Corel AfterShot Pro will merge changes made in both applications, but it will treat the data added by the external application (the data written to the XMP file) as authoritative and will update the Corel AfterShot Pro Catalog to match the contents of the XMP file.