My idea goal is to move some photos from C:\ (laptop internal HDD) to Z:\ (external usb hard disk) and not loose the 'develop' settings that have spend hours on, and here is what I tried:
I have just copied some files from C:\ to Z:\ and imported the photos again into LR. Seems to have not taken the develop settings with them. I have this option ticked:
[v] 'Include Develop settings in metadata inside JPEG, TIFF, and PSD files'
All my photos are jpegs. So I thought this above option would have added my develop settings into the images, but this is not the case. Should this setting make what I want to achieve possible?
To test some more I make some 'tone' edits to one photo on C:\ within LR, then 'removed' the photo from LR, then imported it again from C:\ and the tone edits have gone.
my idea goal is to move all of these photos from C:\ to Z:\ and not loose the 'develop' settings that have spend hours on.