I've seen this asked at least 50-100 times in various ways over 5 years but all the answers miss the question or suggest manual methods or workarounds.
How does one apply a fixed set of keywords (2 or more) to 1 or more images without manually selecting each keyword and (egad) without typing in a super long list of comma separated hierarchical keyword strings in the Keywords input box?
One would think it's right there with "Keyword Sets". And there's an option on the Metadata>Keyword Set menu. Yet, the menu action does nothing I can see.
In the Keywords panel, you can recall a Keyword Set but that only lists 9 keywords for easier manual entry one by one. You can also enter them manually, one after the other, separated by commas, in a tiny little boxes. Say what? With hierarchical tags, that would mean hundreds of characters of entry.
Here's one of my real world examples but it could just as well be a Wedding, Commercial, Modeling Shoot, Air Show, or Fashion gig.
Edited Example: I have 300,000 images. Most of which are in LR databases. Of those, I am going back to properly catalog about 5,000 commercial glamour nude shots taken in Nassau for Pro Mag. However, I am only coming across them about 10, 20 or 50 at a time. Most are already imported, so intake processing actions don't cut it.
All of the shots from at gig have mostly the same keywords. So I would logically want to create a predefined set of keywords (not to be confused with the LR term of Keyword Set).
So, I predefined a set of keywords labelled "GSM Nassau 2015" that are common to this gig such as the following:
- People>Models>Russell, Shirley
- People>Models>Havens, Wanda
- People>Models>Chabalier, Pierrette
... and many others ...
I assumed that something named in LR as "Keyword Set" would mean this very thing and I could select a set of images and click on the set and done. However, it seems that LR's KW Sets do no more than display a set of keywords from which you can manually select them one by one.
So, does anyone know how to do this? Define a set of keywords with a name. Select a bunch of images and click the Keyword Set to add all the KWs in that set to the selected images. I really hope I am missing something and there is a way to do this simply thing.
Please don't reply with workarounds or answers to other questions. I think both the question and the type of answer are abundantly clear.