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Author: John Beardsworth

Syncomatic synchronises Library metadata and Develop adjustments

  • between pairs of files whose names are identical or have a suffix like -edit
  • between pairs of files whose capture times are identical
  • from the top item of a stack to the other stacked items
  • between masters and virtual copies

How people are using Syncomatic

Outsourced keywording

Outsourced keywording is a major reason for using Syncomatic. Imagine you have a large number of JPEGs which someone else has keyworded and added IPTC titles, ratings and other metadata. Copying that work to your raw files would take a long time to do manually because you'd first need to find 1234.jpg and 1234.nef (or any other type of raw file) and use the Sync Metadata button, then repeat those steps for 1235.jpg, 1236.jpg and so on. Syncomatic does this automatically.

Lightroom Mobile raw+JPEG

A new workflow developed by users enables you to use Lightroom Mobile to adjust new photos while travelling, for instance. Since you can't import raw files directly into Lightroom Mobile, you can shoot raw+JPEG and import the JPEGs into Lightroom Mobile, apply star ratings and flags, even make broad adjustments. You subsequently import the raw files into Lightroom and use Syncomatic's capture time option to sync the metadata from the JPEGs to the raw files.

Unsupported raw files

Another possible application is when you have a new camera which has a raw file type which Lightroom doesn’t yet support. What you might do is shoot Raw+JPEG, import the JPEG files, and add your metadata and adjustments. Once Lightroom supports the camera, you can import the raw files and use Syncomatic to update them.

Payment and Updates

The trial version operates on up to 10 images at a time. Purchasing the plugin will give you a registration code that will remove this restriction. All future updates are free.

Pricing and Payment

You may download and try the plugin for free, subject to its trial limitations. To unlock the full functionality you will need to purchase a copy.

Payments may be made via Credit Card or PayPal, and are securely processed via our payment partner - Paddle.


Note that VAT will be added for European customers.


US $10.24
UK £7.79
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