In a previous post, , we discussed several possible ways of setting up an effective keyword list within Lightroom. I realize they were made to work with the numerical shortcuts, but when I'm tagging clips one by one in loupe view, I use the keyboard and mouse. A typical shoot might include animals of several different species and random landscapes. Not too mention that list of keywords will grow to an enormous amount. Again, synonyms can help with this by making both options available to search. Lightroom does a great job with Data Asset Management, but it can also handle the processing of your images plus a long list of output options.
Using Lightroom Keyword Hierarchies is a quick way to assist you in adding more keywords, instead of having to think it up from scratch for each photo or group of photos. There are a few others ways to add keywords as well. Nik Collection is a series of plugins that you install on your computer or Mac. Adobe Lightroom is an amazingly smart and intuitive software program and, once you begin adding keywords to your images there, it will begin learning what type of words you regularly add to images. If you want to see all the photos tagged with a specific keyword together, hover over the keyword and click on the white arrow that appears on the right-hand side. A check mark indicates the selected photo contains that keyword.
Using Lightroom to Organize and Add keywords: The Library Module in Adobe Lightroom gives photographers some fantastic tools to organize and add metadata to their photos. Lightroom Keyword Sets Whenever possible, adding keywords using a Keyword Set is a great idea. I teach local photography classes and regularly share photography tips and tricks on my blog. Keywords on Import You can always include a set of Keywords on import, but I only use that feature if all incoming images are of the same subject matter. According to the below list, if I have at least 30 cells I could easily visit the relevant Keyword Set and then select the appropriate categories from it at once.
If your keyword list is long like mine, you can use this to quickly assign keywords to images especially if you tend to work with similar type of images. I like the idea of using Hierarchy with keywords. I photograph a lot of moose here in Grand Teton National Park, so the huge number of images I have in my catalog work as a great example. Well, that depends on which consistent path you decide to take. Gibson is the author of on offer now at for a limited time.
Thanks Geoff This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled. If you agree to the terms, we might use aggregated keyword data from your pictures to improve the overall quality of the image auto-keywording technology. The Wrap-Up Both Photoshop and Lightroom offer multiple ways of completing similar tasks. We knew that there had to be a better way to organize the many hundreds of keywords created in your Lightroom Keywords List. If I just put Sue at the first child level I always see Joe and Sam pictures as well.
You may well have hundreds or even thousands of top-level keywords showing in your Keyword List. Now you have used two resources for the same message. I previously mentioned that Lightroom keyword hierarchies are a more advanced keywording technique. Somewhere along the line, I discovered I could add a series of associated keywords into one box. Lightroom will allow you to work with an edited set without any repercussions, however if you were to choose a different Keyword Set, those changes will not be saved. I am certain there are ways of accomplishing some the same tasks that are faster than the ones I presented, too.
To disable the Painter, click the circular well in the toolbar. Is there a way to use the Paint Can tool to add keywords within a hierarchy to images? The top-level categories in the Keyword List Mammal, and Natural World are positioned to the left of their respective lines, with no preceding characters. Your preset name will likely be something else. I wrote this page assuming readers already own and use Lightroom. Creating Lightroom Keyword Hierarchies Creating keyword hierarchies is a way to organize your keywords and add multiple keywords keywords within keywords to your photo at the same time. We do not offer custom support as a service, we only support the plug-in features based on collected users feedback, but you can always send your feedback at wordroom at imagga dot com.
I have found that by being more organized in Lightroom I am willing to take a little more time to add the appropriate keywords to my images. Why not put it as a synonym for the common name of the plant, once and for all and then forget about it. By saving keywords to our photos' metadata we are essentially storing them for use at anytime in the future. Advanced Keyword List Building A text-editor is fine to start with, but what happens if you want to sort your list, spot errors, identify duplicates, search and replace, visualize the list, and other? They simply provide different ways to organize keywords. More on that in a second.
I did search and did not find any answer, how if I Google the same question I will probably find this post. Lightroom makes it easy to move your child and parent keywords around and automatically updates your photos. For some pictures the keywords the plugin returns are not relevant at all? We would suggest using whichever option you have decided to use in your list singular or plural and then putting the other word into the Synonym area of the keyword tag. I want to be able to filter from the top and the bottom of the Hierarchy list. Why should you use Keywording? Is there a way I can set up the paint can tool so that it adds not just Dad, but also the information that Dad is nested within Family, which is within People? This hierarchical approach makes using both Option A and Option B suggested a little easier to achieve. Or, drag a keyword from the Keyword List panel to the selected photos. You can also assign the keywords to multiple photos by clicking and dragging across multiple photos.