I have my photos on disk and I want to import them into Lightroom.
On each photo I have keyword information in the exif and when I import the files in Lightroom I can see the keywords appear in the keyword bar on the right had side after import.
The problem is that the keywords are imported as only one keyword. For example, if the exif keyword is "beach, europe, sunset" then I expect three keywords in Lightroom namely "beach" "europe" "sunset". Instead in Lightroom there is only one keyword imported which is "beach, europe, sunset". I know that it is one long keyword because I can see it in the keyword list. I have tried with the comma, space and the period as separators with the same result.
My question is what format do I need to use to separate keywords in the exif data before import?
I know I can add keywords during and after import in Lightroom, the reason I want to do this is because I have a separate tool for tagging the photos which I find faster to use.