On the lighttable history stack module are two buttons marked load sidecar file and write sidecar file. Pressing the load side car file opens a dialogue box as expected, but what is the write side car file button doing? If it’s writing an xmp file, where is it writing it to?
AFAIK, a file named the same as the source in the same folder.
Have a look at the dtdocs history stack section (at the bottom).
In short: Write XMP sidecar files for all selected images. But do read the linked part.
Thanks. I took a look at my preferences, which in dt3.6.1 are set to write xmp for each image. So am I to assume that the write sidecar files is redundant, or of use if my preferences were set to not write a sidecar file?
Again, AFAIK, yes. It also helps my ocd that I know that I click a button and the sidecar file is updated, I always do it before sharing a sidecar here on the forum for instance.