Why do some keyword tags on photos have an asterisk after them?

for example:


These also show in lists of multiple tags:

Bob, Jane*, mom, grill


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When you select multiple photos, the asterisk * indicates that particular keyword has only been applied to a subset of the selection.

So, all the photos you've selected have the keywords Bob, mom and grill; only some (or at least one) has the keyword Jane.

  • \$\begingroup\$ does going up into the text area and manualy deleting the * have any effects? i think i did this a few times \$\endgroup\$
    – kacalapy
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 16:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ @kacalapy Yes it applies that keyword to all photos currently selected, regardles of them having that keyword or not. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hugo
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 17:51

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