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  1. L

    Fixing my Keywords so they are all "Included on Export"

    I have a couple thousand keywords. Somehow a percentage of them are not marked to be included when I export image files. Do I have to individually select each keyword, right-click, select "Edit Keyword Tag," then choose "Include on Export?" And do this a couple thousand times. Or is there a...
  2. Stephen Powell

    Library module Key words suggestion for location detail

    We have been doing major landscaping at our home. I wanted to have quick access to work in progress to various locations. I divided up our block into a grid. Added a grid reference like A, 2 or G, 6 to the images. Keyword search with Landscaping and Grid location finds all images.
  3. G

    Unable to Create a Keyword

    Hi. I have been using Lightroom for many years and thought i understood most of it, but I have recently switched over to Classic and cannot create a new keyword. I select the + sign by the keyword list header and get the create keyword tag window. I put in a new name and select create, but the...
  4. Terributlerphotography

    Searching synonyms in Lightroom Classic

    I decided to finally clean up my keywords. I had over 2200 of them and as I'm a windows 10 OS user, I'm obviously challenged by the LR Adobe bug that only allows me to display 1600 rows of them in the keyword panel (this is a known bug for over 8 years that Adobe is unwilling to invest the...
  5. P

    SmugMug Smart Albums and lost keywords

    I'm getting started on creating some new albums in SmugMug using the plugin, but I can't figure out how to get all my keywords to upload. Some of the photos have some of the keywords, but for the most part they're missing. I've searched far and wide on the web for hints, but no pages I've...
  6. N

    Replacing an image in place with a new better scan, while retaining edits, orientation, crops, keywords, and collections?

    I have an unusual problem: I scanned a few thousand slides, and imported them into Lightroom Classic, fixed orientations, created some collections, did some edits, etc. I also retained the RAW scanner output - which isn't actually useful in Lightroom - it's scanner-specific, and LR doesn't...
  7. Cyndi25

    How do I get Lightroom to keep two words together?

    If I put in a street address, 1234 Main Street, Lightroom does the following: 1234, Main, Street I used to be able to do this, I think. I can't seem to find out how to do it now. In the example, I left out the apostrophes. They aren't germane to my question. Please help.
  8. W

    Replicating keywords - master image to jpg derived from Export functionality

    I often have to produce a jpg from a raw file (CR2) and I want to know how I replicate the keywords that are already assigned to the raw file to the jpg file as the jpg is produced from the Export funtionality. I do this so that the jpg will appear in a Collection set together with the raw file.
  9. K

    About Security

    Hi guyzz, im kinda new to lightroom and starting to build up catalog for my 40k archive, so, one things i cant really understand is, where are catalog settings, such as pick flags, color labels, stars and keywords are stored, to back it up on hdd, because I decided to use smart collections...
  10. S

    Keywords - issue - can't re-arrange keywords.

    Hello everyone- I'm knew to the group, and was wondering if anyone has encountered a similar issue. I'm using LR 5.7.1. At this point I really didn't have any reason to upgrade to a newer version. I was trying to re-arrange some of my keywords in my list. However, for some reason I am not able...
  11. B

    Synching keywords from LR to PS CC

    (When using LR, I have metadata saved to XMP files.) I have many photos that were originally processed using Bridge/PS CC. These images were imported to LR. When viewing the images using LR, all the keywords and other metadata seem correct. Now I have discovered that the Bridge...
  12. A

    Export keywords as watermark

    Hi all, I am trying to figure out a way to have my keyword show up on the picture like a water mark. This would happen upon export to jpg. Any ideas? Hoping to have it look like this in the end.
  13. Gronlund I

    How to purge Keyword hierarchy?

    Hi! I was trying to merge two catalogs by Importing from another catalog ( B, smaller to A, bigger), but because I have a simple keyword hierarchy, alphabets A,B,C,D... as parent keywords it leaded to a "keyword mess". So can the hierarchy somehow be purged from catalog B before merging?
  14. Stephanie Booth

    Syncomatic not working (fix? alternatives?)

    I've been trying to get syncomatic to work for days now, and though it seems to work once after opening a catalog, it doesn't after that. I'm trying to merge keywords. I've tried both identical filenames (and create a test case for that to makes sur) and capture time. No luck. Another option I...
  15. MarkNicholas

    Sync Syncing virtual copies from Classic to LRCC

    I would like to share my recent experience. Years ago (pre-LR) I scanned many printed photos. I did this by putting (usually 4) photos on a the flatbed scanner and scanning to produce a high resolution TIFF file. A few years later after I started using LR I imported all these scanned files...
  16. T

    Merging Keywords

    Dear All In order to clean up large database, i want to remove duplicates, but before (or while doing it) i need an extra feature : merging keywords of duplicate files. Real case : Original : i have some pictures in a folder / collection, tagged with keywords such as “ Project, Hotel...
  17. S

    Keywords appeared with the < character

    Hello. I had a long single list of keywords in Lightroom and found I was unable to scroll down to the bottom of the list. The forums told me this was a bug and there is no fix currently. As a cirumvention the advice was to create hierarchic keywords so I simply created A-Z and put all my...
  18. B

    Collection images and Key-worded images missing

    I recently moved my images to a new drive with a new path. I used the OS (OS X 10.13.3) to make the move. Then I imported the entire batch of images to a fresh catalog. Now many of my collections are only partially populated. As well my keywords no longer bring up the images either. The images...
  19. G

    Keyword count and functionality

    Do you think that Adobe will give serious arrention to revamping its handling of keywords anytime soon? They have introduced a count of keywords in a tooltip hover over the keyword entry panel. It tells you how many keywords you have entered. Better than nothing, I suppose, but not by much...
  20. NJHeart2Heart

    Questions about LR for Android..

    Mobile Operating System: Android Desktop Operating System: macbook pro Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): 5 classic I have not read much about the LR app - I have been too busy rebelling against the idea of a subscription- but I suddenly have discovered a few reasons which are...
  21. C

    Keywords in LR Web (or Portfolio)

    Operating System: Win 10 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info):Lightroom Classic version: 7.0.1 [ 1142117 ] I'm working on scanning in many (3,500 so far) old photos from 1910 on from various family albums. Many have names transcribed from the albums and entered as Keywords. IN...
  22. J

    Lightroom crashes when I try to add keywords using a comma to separate

    Operating System: MacBook Pro, High Sierra Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): Lightroom Classic CC After the first couple done successfully,, Lightroom crashes my computer when I try to add keywords, using a comma to separate them. Anyone else having this problem or have an...
  23. R

    Keywords won't delete from Keyword List

    Operating System:Mac High Sierra 10.13.1 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): LR Classic 7.0.1. Keywords won't delete now. Highlighting and Right-Clicking doesn't work, using the "-" symbol up top doesn't delete either. I have tried renaming the Keyword, that doesn't solve it...
  24. PeteGB

    Library module Smart collection when there are duplicate keywords

    Operating System: W10 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): CC2015.12[1125239] I’ve got an extensive keyword structure and make use of collections and smart collection. I’m trying to create a Smart collection containing pictures of my new Grandaughter named Skye. Unfortunately...
  25. D

    Keywords and Keyword Sets

    Hello This question has most likely been asked before, so please forgive me if I am re-hashing questions already answered. I just built a new system, transferred over my catalogue, and most seems to be fine. I need to import?/add metadata presets to new system (copied file over from other...