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Caption photos with lowest level keywords

becksnyc

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I am a visual learner and would like to create a slideshow of hundreds of insects with lowest level keyword as a caption.
All of my insects are keyworded with every taxonomical level. I don't want to change the export settings for everything above the lowest level.
Is there a way to automate this process, within Lightroom (or with an app or plugin)?
Thanks
 
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Keywords are stored in the Lightroom Database as a flat list with an optional parent index value. Hierarchies are built from the list and associated parent keywords. I can think of no way to list just the lowest level keyword.
Jeffrey Freidl or another plugin developer has a plugin that will assign tokens to the Caption field. The complete keyword list can be a token but not just the lowest level keyword
 
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You could use the Metadata Wrangler plugin to strip all the non-leaf keywords from exported photos. See the Special Keyword Processing section of the documentation. To get the list of non-leaf keywords relatively quickly, do Metadata > Export Keywords to export the keyword list as a text file, edit the file in a text editor, and delete the leaf keywords.
 
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Just another term for lowest level.
 
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