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script that adds keywords based on star rating of 3 or better

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I'm using John Beardsworth's excellent idea of smart collections based on worflow keywords. I would like to add some DEVELOP workflow keywords but only for photos rated 3 stars or better. How could I construct such a script?

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Rather than going into the trouble of making a script, I would simply filter for 3+ stars, select all in grid then add the proper keywords.
Agreed, but I was hoping that a script could be developed. Once this script is developed, the same approach could be used to automate other repetitive tasks.

I don't know if my question even has a "Lightroom answer."

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Well, Phil, a script could do what you describe. But I should say that while I did develop that Workflow Smart Collections concept, I wouldn't advocate workflow keywords and I've always argued that keywords and other metadata should be limited to describing images, not for more subjective things like workflow. Maybe you should be thinking about smart collections that are limited to 3 stars?

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Well, Phil, a script could do what you describe. But I should say that while I did develop that Workflow Smart Collections concept, I wouldn't advocate workflow keywords and I've always argued that keywords and other metadata should be limited to describing images, not for more subjective things like workflow. Maybe you should be thinking about smart collections that are limited to 3 stars?

John
John,

I do use "process keywords" and it works great for me, because sometimes I do "start-stop-start again" work with Lightroom. I do have a smart collection of 3+ stars, but I was hoping for a more "automagic" solution.

Phil
 
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