Anyone want to try a new feature that’s coming in my Search and Replace plugin? Update: If so, it’s now in the current version of the plugin, updated November 2016.

The new feature is called “caption builder” and I hope its purpose is obvious – you can build up captions from other metadata fields and and external lists eg for shirt numbers or other mnemonic. You’d use an expression like “Scene in {stateProvince} with {title}, copyright {copyright}” or you’d type in [23] and the plugin would read David Beckham or Michael Jordan from a comma or tab-separated text file.

It is not intended for everyone, just people who want to build up captions from other metadata and external lists. For more background, see Jonathan Pow’s article Lightroom Caption Builder for Photojournalists, Sports Photographers and Stock Photographers for a practical example (PDF version PDF version.