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Search Replace Transfer

Author: John Beardsworth

Search Replace Transfer is a Lightroom (version 4 or greater) plug-in designed for bulk changes to text in Metadata Panel fields. There are three key features

  • Search, replace and transfer
  • Workflow review
  • Caption builder

Search and replace

  • Searches and replaces text like a word processor
  • Appends text before or after existing text in metadata fields
  • Transfers text between fields
  • Add sequential numbers
  • Changes the case of text fields
  • Copies location metadata to keywords - and vice versa
  • Copies location metadata between IPTC-Core and IPTC-Extension fields

Workflow Filters

  • Review your metadata entry - title, caption and keywords
  • Filters by any EXIF/IPTC/Develop field value
  • Filters by months or stack position
  • Transfers metadata from iView/Expression Media to 18 custom fields

Caption Builder

  • Generate captions from other metadata fields

The plug-in also provides a number of custom fields where you can store metadata which doesn't fit in EXIF or IPTC fields, and a mechanism for copying metadata from iView Media Pro.

Lightroom Versions

Search Replace Transfer works on Lightroom 2 or later.

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 $28.45
UK £21.65
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