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How do I add multiple tags or keywords in Lightroom using a preset?

I want to add a set of keywords for certain types of photos - typically for a certain flower I want to add as keywords its scientific name, its vernacular name, and the tagד "flower" and &...
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Lightroom: can you export the 'picked' flag to another software? Alternatively, can you add a keyword based on the picked flag?

I use Lightroom 6 on Windows 10. I am considering switching to another software; I know there are programs (eg Acdsee) that can import keywords and library data from Lightroom, but I have not found ...
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How can I create a Lightroom Smart Collection with multiple and/or conditions?

I'm having trouble getting the right pictures in the smart collection based on my conditions...perhaps you can help. Tags: Bananas Oranges Apples Pears Show me all Bananas and Show me all Oranges, ...
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Metadata "keywords" or "descriptions" for non-controlled-vocabulary search terms?

I have a bunch of unorganized scanned family photos. I want to add metadata to make them more searchable. I thought I'd mostly use the IPTC keyword field (because ...
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How to batch identify and keyword bracketed photos?

I would like to batch identify and keyword photos that have been shot with the bracket mode on the Fuji XT2 (although I'm sure this applies to other Fuji cameras) to potentially use in HDRs. When I ...
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How can I apply the same keywords to multiple photos in Lightroom Mobile?

I’m using Lightroom CC for mobile on an iPhone SE. Is there a way to apply one or more keywords to a group of photos, or do I have to retype them for each photo? This is easy in the desktop version, ...
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Lightroom 6 - Smart collection: search for pictures containing more than 'x' keywords/people

I would like to search for pictures containing more than 'x' keywords. The goal is to search for pictures containg more than 'x' people to find out which pictures are groups of people. Is that ...
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Does anybody know software that limits amount of keywords?

Does anybody know software that limits the amount of keywords in each photo, e.g. by discarding all keywords above keyword no. 50, for example? (Of course using the given sorting of keywords) If ...
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Lightroom and Incorrect Keyword Count

I'm using Adobe Lightroom CC. In the Keyword List panel, I have a keyword that indicates that there are seven photos in the library with that keyword. However, if I click on the arrow to the right of ...
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How can I remove all keywords from Adobe Bridge?

I have started using bridge and in doing so reorganized my keyword list a number of times, without being aware that if all the files with that keyword aren't selected, you end up with duplicate ...
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Lightroom: add keywords from textfile to raw images (xmp file)

this question has been answered in a generic way here: https://photo.stackexchange.com/a/38507/9913 In my case I have hundreds of raw image-xmp files in various folders to which I'd like to add (not ...
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Adding exported jpeg files to Lightroom again - how to preserve exact keywords?

I got a lot of RAW files I want to keep as jpeg files. So I export them from Lightroom (use same folder like original file, add to this catalogue, include all metadata). My image has the single ...
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Importing Flickr tags into Lightroom as keywords [duplicate]

I currently use the built in publish to Flickr service in Lightroom 5.7. If I add a keyword to a picture in Lightroom and publish it to Flickr, the keyword is added as a Flickr tag. This is all well ...
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Lightroom: How to apply a predefined set of keywords to 1+ images in one action

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 ...
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Hierarchical vs Flat Keyword Lists and Performance in Lightroom

As suggested by @John Thomas I posted this as a follow-up from: How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty? Given the same total number of keywords, is there a ...
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How can I consolidate keyword hierarchies in Lightroom?

is it possible to consolidate two trees with different number of levels in their hierarchy? That is, I want to add several new superlevels, but due to the current keyword structure it's easier to add ...
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People smart collections - similar names problem

I run a complete library of all my photos (100k+) and have quite a lot of smart collections. The big problem I have is when tagging people Ie the three different people: John Doe John Irvin Doe ...
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How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty?

Does anyone know whether there's an upper limit to the number of keywords possible in Lightroom without experiencing a lack in performance?
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Why do some Lightroom keywords have an asterisk?

Why do some keyword tags on photos have an asterisk after them? for example: Jane* These also show in lists of multiple tags: Bob, Jane*, mom, grill
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Adobe Lightroom - how to sort large amount of photos in an effective way?

Looking for the best tips on using Adobe Lightroom when having thousands of photos all located in one folder on your computer. I want to sort them, categorize them and find a way to easier find old ...
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Adobe Lightroom - Add multiple keyword to one photo and not have it move out from filtering

How can i in adobe lightroom add multiple keywords to a photo? I have hundreds of photos without a keyword. So to view all i use the left menu "collections>without keywords". But when i try to click ...
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Lightroom, same keyword multiple places in the hierarchy?

Is there any way to have the same keyword as a sub-keyword under multiple parent keywords? I count many of my colleagues as friends, and I'd like to tag the photos with a keyword for their name, so I ...
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Does "!!!" have a special meaning in a Lightroom keywords file?

We have some Lightroom keyword files which have keywords which begin with three exclamation marks ("!!!") - something like this: ...
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How to create smart collections in Lightroom for hierarchical keywords?

I want to make smart collection according to my hierarchical keywords set on my images. Take a look at included image to have a view about my scenario. What criteria should I define for my smart ...
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How do I select just the photos with the top level keyword in Lightroom?

I have been developing a keyword hierarchy whilst keywording my 10,000 photos in Lightroom 4. So, it's grown and developed as I have gone along - with an increasing use of hierarchy based keywording. ...
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Lightroom 5: export photo with NO keywords

I'm hoping to find a way to export my photos without ANY of the keywords, without having to go through the keyword list and turn off exporting for each one individually. I found this thread: How can I ...
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How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?

I like to keep track of where I take a picture, and of course, what is in the picture. Often the two are not the same: I might be on top of a mountain, taking a picture of another peak. I have the ...
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In Lightroom, how do I search for photos which match only a certain keyword?

How do I get Lightroom to return photos that contain a single word I search for? Example: I have pictures that I have keyworded with two names, Max and Maddie. I have pictures of Max on his own (...
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How to add keywords to lightroom from a textfile (after import)?

I have a fairly large (20,000 photos) catalog. I'm trying to add keywords from the exif data that lightroom doesn't read, for instance any effects (like "pop color") applied to the photo. Using ...
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In Lightroom 4, how to apply same title and keywords to multiple photos?

In Lightroom 4, how do I apply the same title and keywords to multiple photos? Alternatively, how do I apply title and keywords of a photo to another set of multiple photos?
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Lightroom 4 - Geocoding photos using location-based keywords

I have tagged all my photos consistently with location-based keywords, e.g. Geography > France > Paris. Is there a way to automatically copy this information from my Geography keyword hierarchy to the ...
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Format for importing keywords into Lightroom from exif

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 ...
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Can I exclude subtags when searching for a tag?

I have a question about Adobe Lightroom 4: Say I have a keyword "parent" and a nested keyword (subtag) "child" under that keyword. Some photos are tagged with "parent", other are (only) tagged with "...
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Geotagging vs. Keywording

I used to keyword all my photos with the "Where?" keywords so that I easily could find photos from a certain location. But with the arrival of Lightroom 4 geotagging and reverse geocoding has become a ...
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Can I add the filename as a tag to the image on Lightroom when exporting

Is there a way to add the filename as a keyword tag to the files being exported on Lightroom? I'm using LR 4.1, just in case. The thing is that after exporting, the files are renamed. Sometimes I ...
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Is there a way for various online photo services to import the same keywords/tags added in Lighroom?

Flickr seems to import the keywords (tags) correctly. Why won't these automatically import into other online sites when I add a photo? (namely 500px, Fine Art America) I manage my tags in a document ...
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How do hierarchical keywords in Lightroom actually work?

I thought I understood how this worked, but I've just proven myself wrong. Imagine the following keyword hierarchy fragment: ...
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Is it possible for Lightroom to automatically add keywords on import?

Specifically, I'm looking to automatically add keywords relating to EXIF data, like the camera that the picture was taken with. The reason I am interested in doing this is because some of the places ...
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Tagging stuff: plural or singular?

My photo collection is pretty meagre but I've noticed that over time I seem to have moved between tagging photos with the plural of a noun, like "bridges" or "mountains" and at other times, the ...
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How can I batch add keywords (metadata) to JPGs, with matching?

I have a weird situation in on my hands and hope to find some direction/hints... The ultimate goal is to have a Lightroom catalog with about 30 000 keyworded images in it. The images are all JPEG, ...
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What do you wish you knew about Lightroom keywords when you started?

Having been a very sporadic user of keywords, and not structuring them in any sort of manner, I am binning my current keywords and starting again. The areas I would like advice in are: Creating ...
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How can I batch-remove the not-for-export flag on Lightroom keywords?

I've got a lot of keywords in my Lightroom setup that have been mistakenly flagged as 'not for export.' I'm having trouble finding a way of batch editing these (to change the flag manually in LR on ...
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How do I clean up keyword hierarchies in Lightroom?

I've been using Lightroom for a few years. At one point I kept keywords in a hierarchy, so I'd have something like: Animals > Birds > Eagles This worked well, I could include the option to export ...
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How do I tag multiple photos in Lightroom?

I'm processing a batch of photos in Lightroom 3.2. They are all of a Fall nature, so I want to apply the "Fall" keyword to the lot (31 of them). When I select all of them (click, shift+click), then ...
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