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Everyone has their own needs and their own ways of doing things. The trick is to use the tools available to make life easier for yourself in achieving what you want. Ways I make life easier for myself include: Applying custom metadata presets on import to add copyright information etc. to the metadata. Metadata presets can be applied after import too. If ...


In short the use of metadata is the most powerful and flexible way to be able to find and organise your photographs and Lightroom is designed with that approach in mind. Adding location metadata and some keywords (as needed) makes it easy to find groups of related photographs - my main filter is by date and location with keywords being used to tag types of ...


ACR is not a stand alone application, but a Photoshop/Bridge plug-in. But if the file extension of your raw files is associated with Photoshop, PS should load and the file should open immediately in ACR when you double click it from explorer. Functionally, there is no difference then to your requirement. What your own browsing program does is, of course, ...


(I'm going from memory here.) Lightroom for Windows let's you "Show Parent Folder" by right-clicking a folder in Lightroom's hard drive pane. By showing enough of the parent folders you should see a structure that matches your hard drive folder structure.


If you're asking for GUI-driven software, then please note that you probably will have to look harder. I do not know of any. Now, For What It Is Worth: ExifTool (a command line utility) will do what you have described. That is at least to the level that it will copy/move all images it can find THAT HAS METADATA (e.g. EXIF) into a location that may depend on ...

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