(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this video can be found in any of the articles within the Creating Catalogs and Importing Chapter)

XMP Files are extremely useful. Because RAW files are so large, it is rather cumbersome transferring them back and forth between computers, or individuals. While RAW images can be anywhere from 10 – 30 Megabytes, XMP files are only around 10 Kilobytes. So, they are extremely easy to share and transfer.

So, if two computers or individuals have all the same RAW files, then develop settings can be passed back and forth by simply sharing the XMP Sidecar Files.

In this video, we are going to talk through some of these practical uses for XMP, as well as show you how to save and pass them back and forth so that you can know how to use XMP Sidecar Files whenever it is necessary to aid your workflow.


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