First of all, I must say I do enjoy DxO Optics Pro a lot and even more since they gave us the LightRoom Plugin with 9.5. But I found a little “issue” with the way they integrate into LightRoom when you are working on the metadata of the files.
Since they use image stacks to group the RAW and the developed pictures with the RAW at the top of the stack it gets tricky when you edit the metadata. The point is that only the top picture gets the metadata changed while the others are untouched. Sure one way is to go and copy it over to the other files in the stack but do that to like 300 pictures or more and get crazy over it.^^Thats when I was looking around for a better way to handle this problem and found Syncomatic, a LightRoom Plugin to deal with synchronizing metadata.
“Syncomatic synchronises Library metadata and Develop adjustments
between pairs of files whose names are identical (or have a suffix like -edit) / from the top item of a stack to the other stacked items.” (quote from Syncomatics website). So, basically you edit like you did before, select all, and then click in the plugin menu on “Sync stacks”. It works like a charm and let you even fine select what to sync before it executes what you want sync (in case you don’t want to sync all metadata). The trial is limited to 10 pictures a time, but for 9€ (plus 20% tax if you’re european customer) you get the full version. It’s not per se cheap but fair, as it works quite good and save you a ton of time on long terms.
In the short time (2 weeks now) I already learned to love it already.