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Keywords and Categories

I’d like to see a way to establish user created categories of keywords and, with the click of a button a way to see those keywords organized within the categories. For instance, Architecture could be a user created category, as well as a keyword. However, other user created keywords could be organized within the Architecture category, such as window, door, brick or whatever the user wishes.

19 comments on “Keywords and Categories”

  1. On December 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm Garry Knight wrote:

    Great suggestion. I’d like this extended to default sets of IPTC metadata.

  2. On December 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm Nicolas Zwarg wrote:

    Agreed with both suggestions, though priority should be abilty to create sets of iptc to be easily loaded in multiple photos as you said Gary.

  3. On December 22, 2017 at 2:18 pm edoverst wrote:

    I would also like to be able to filter image displays in Browse, both catalogued folders and albums, by custom keywords.

  4. On December 30, 2017 at 7:08 pm Magnus Wilson wrote:

    I also miss this function. If this is combined with the possibility to add metadata to several photos at the time or synching Metadata, I can directly switch from LR to ON1 Standalone.

  5. On January 3, 2018 at 2:38 pm Warren Kaplan wrote:

    Agree with the above. With large photo libraries the database acquires thousands of keywords which are organized alphabetically and pop up when applying them to the metadata. If you can’t edit or delete some of them (which the support team says you can’t, except by deleting the database file) at least come up with a way to impose some organization on this mess.

  6. On January 4, 2018 at 9:33 am Fernando Ariznavarreta wrote:

    Great proposal.
    It is great to have hierarchical keywords as in Lightroom and force keywords you use to be part of a dictionary you created previously.

    1. On January 8, 2018 at 4:33 pm Arnfinn Nilsen replied:

      Couldn’t agree more. Also totally agree with the above comments. This should be mandatory… :)

  7. On January 17, 2018 at 11:52 pm beat.geyer@shinternet.ch wrote:

    I agree completely, Since ich swiched from Lightroom i miss these features.
    Please improve the handling of keywords!!!

  8. On January 24, 2018 at 11:54 pm Michael Watson wrote:

    I agree that keywords should work better. You can out do Lightroom all day with something like this

  9. On March 4, 2018 at 5:29 am gwhitmarsh wrote:

    +1 for the hierarchy. Also, the ability to delete keywords and add keywords to a group of photos, as selecting a group of photos only shows the keywords of the last selected and adding a k/w results in the whole group being assigned just the keywords of the last selected. If that makes any sense. Without this facility I can’t make a definite switch from Lightroom.

  10. On July 3, 2018 at 9:01 am Robert Rockefeller wrote:

    For some folks, keywording with categories is an essential feature of their workflow. I know I greatly feel the loss compared to Capture One.

  11. On August 9, 2018 at 12:46 am David Eagle wrote:

    +1 for keyword management, I use keyword management extensively, keywords nested within categories, so ANIMALS>Tiger for example, PORTRAITS>Linda, so scrolling through Categories then picking the appropriate keyword tag.
    What is very useful in Lightroom is having the keyword list exposed, sorted alphabetically, and which allows searching on keyword (click the RH side of the keyword), and setting keywords (click on the LH side of the keyword) all from the same listing.
    Side benefit of this is that it also supports checking of smart collections based on keywords.

  12. On August 23, 2018 at 8:36 am William Westerhoff wrote:

    Any improvement you can make in keywording would be greatly appreciated – at least on a par with Lightroom.

  13. On November 21, 2018 at 9:50 pm Klaus Engelhardt wrote:

    Keyword hierarchy is extremely important for me. I’m using this feature in Lightroom to make keyword assignments easier and more readable and would love to see this supported in ON1.

  14. On December 2, 2018 at 3:59 pm Alexander Servais wrote:

    I am working with LR but just tested ON1 (2019) for the first time. It is great and the first attractive option to switch from LR to a non-subscription app due to the AI engine transferring most of the editing done in LR. Unfortunately when I migrated my catalog to ON1 I lost my keyword hierarchy which took me months of my lifetime to organize an apply. So I will continue working with LR until ON1 offers this feature and I will switch as soon as it will be available.

  15. On January 3, 2019 at 1:31 pm Sven Englund wrote:

    Just bought and started using on1. I like it. The only thing I cannot do in on1 is manage and apply hierachy keywords. I use adobe bridge for that. It would be nice to not have to jump between programs.

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