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Keywords: Hierarchical

The ability of photos’ keywords to be nested (hierarchical), like in Lightroom.

34 comments on “Keywords: Hierarchical”

  1. On March 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm Olof Forsberg wrote:

    I also find this very useful in LR.
    What I also like in C1 is that locations are organised hierarchical (Country>City>Location)

  2. On April 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm Malcolm Thornton wrote:

    This is something I would also very much like to see. I see the potential for On1 to replace lightroom for me, but the digital asset management component is huge for me. A Hierarchical Keywords structure, Keyword selection improvements, and keyword and metadata searching is critical.

  3. On April 24, 2017 at 6:16 pm Laurie wrote:

    I also use keywords heaps in LR. Hierarchy is excellent there as you can automatically choose to use or not use parent keywords and synonyms for a completed image and yet the keywords are still available for searching and image selection e.g. names of family members are not wanted in an exported file but can be used to find images of that person.

    Also LR has the ability to import keyword lists. So you can create your own list of keywords with selective hierarchy and import them into LR for use. As such you can have keyword lists for travel or say portraits and clients and only use them when required.

    1. On May 6, 2017 at 3:20 pm pixelsonthego replied:

      I agree. It’s a must the ability to import, export and edit the keyword in a text editor. LR, Aperture and PM can manage and share the hierarchical keyword basically your own vocabulary in this way.
      Also exporting the photo I’d prefer if the keyword are not embedded and sorted alphabetically how does LR but in the order I write

  4. On July 26, 2017 at 4:57 pm Cathy Church wrote:

    I often use the same keyword in different contexts depending on the hierarchy of the word. This is important to me. How does On1 list their keywords? Are they all just sorted alphabetically or can I list them in a hierarchy? I use a lot of scientific names for creatures and it would be impossible to work with them all sorted together alphabetically. I need them in categories of mollusks, fish, algae etc.

  5. On October 19, 2017 at 5:57 am Ronny Hermans wrote:

    This would make searching, and tagging pictures a lot easier. I used it in Lightroom, and now use it in Imatch. This combined with the possibility to finer select when to rescan part of all of the catalogued folders would make for a great dam.

  6. On October 22, 2017 at 3:34 am Magnus Wilson wrote:

    I agree with above comments. For me, it’s a key function to allow you maintain a large collection and efficiently find the images you’re looking for.

  7. On October 27, 2017 at 10:22 am Joseph Ridley wrote:

    A Hierarchical Keywords structure, Keyword selection improvements, and keyword and metadata searching are currently the only items preventing me from adapting an On1 workflow. Sadly this has not been addressed in the 2018 Beta 3 release.

  8. On October 31, 2017 at 9:56 am 1francois1@gmail.com wrote:

    An absolute necessity for me, as I manage living organisms pictures, organized by their taxonomic classification (Order > Family > Genus > species, to mention only the last 4 levels). I currently have 15 hierarchical levels and could not do anything without it. So unfortunately, today my test of ON1 DAM features ends before it even started. Hopefully this will be added soon :)

  9. On November 26, 2017 at 3:01 am mbaar@gmx.de wrote:

    I was thinking of switching from Lightroom Desktop to ON1 (not going cloud), but it lacks most metadata functionality I have been using for years: hierarchical keywords, geotagging. ON1 seems still very incomplete in that regard.

    1. On December 25, 2017 at 3:40 am Fco. Javier González replied:

      Estoy esperando la publicación de esta funcionalidad en ON 1 para hacer la migración desde Lightroom ya que uso intensivamente la jerarquía de etiquetas.
      I am waiting for the publication of this functionality in ON 1 to make the migration from Lightroom since I intensively use the label hierarchy.

      1. On December 25, 2017 at 4:14 am Fco. Javier González replied:

        Sería necesario que en la opción de migración de LR se migrarán las jerarquías de etiquetas que ya tengamos hechas en LR.
        It would be necessary that in the migration option of LR the hierarchies of labels that we already have made in LR will be migrated

  10. On December 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm Arnoud wrote:

    Hierarchical keywording is a key feature for me, together with geotagging. Like some others above, I also tag photos taxonomically (in LR), and need this functionality to be able to make fully the switch to ON1. I’d like to add that the way to tag images should be considered. There are multiple ways: photos can be dragged onto the keyword (but it’s easy to end up with a keyword one higher or lower in the list), or one ticks of the keyword to add it to the selected images. Alternatively (or perhaps all three functionalities can be built in) the keyword can be dragged onto the images. As with geotagging, it must also be clear whether keywords (and georeferences) are or can be written into the image. AfterShotPro, I discovered, only adds a sidecar to geotags, and to be able to embed it into an image, the image must be exported. It’s not possible (as a design principle in AfterShotPro) to have it written into the metadata of the image. LR offers the choice to do that from within LR, which I think is a good way: users have the option to embed or keep the images unaltered, which can be decided per image. And that is important for privacy issues.

  11. On February 5, 2018 at 6:20 pm Don Maclean wrote:

    I agree with the comment of hierarchical keywords but would also like to be able to import a list of keywords (ASCII/Text) and then be able to select or type in the last in the hierarchy and have the upper level qualifiers for the keyword applied.

    For example, if you have a hierarchy of Country, State, City, Area … if you select Area then Country, State and City would be applied automatically.

  12. On June 20, 2018 at 1:25 pm Robert GLOD wrote:

    A must! With hierarchy=nesting, synonyms, import tag-hierarchy-list file, …

  13. On October 26, 2018 at 9:13 pm Alan Amesbury wrote:

    Definitely a +1 on this! I’ve used hierarchical keywords in another product, too, and found it more useful than I initially expected.

  14. On November 14, 2018 at 2:45 pm Markus Gasser wrote:

    +1 All my keywords are organized in hierarchies. There exist many predefined hierarchies which can be imprted into LR. Would be great to use the same hierarchies in On1 as well.

  15. On November 17, 2018 at 2:54 pm Adam Isler wrote:

    This is a critical need before I can switch from Lightroom. You might want to look at the “controlled vocabulary” filed generally and allow for the importation of various standard keyword hierarchies, as well.

  16. On November 18, 2018 at 2:29 am newmikeman wrote:

    ON1 has plenty going for it but it is not a serious contender because it can’t handle metadata, notably hierarchical keywords. I’m afraid I have been using these extensively since the late 1990s when I used them with scanned slides.
    How can ON1 expect users to manage their keywords for exhibiting or selling images?

  17. On November 29, 2018 at 3:27 am Carsten Schlipf wrote:

    A DAM application without hierarchical keywords in 2018? Really?

    This is a must-have.

  18. On December 30, 2018 at 2:54 am Michael wrote:

    Was hoping to migrate from Lightroom to ON1 2019 but loosing my structured keywords still makes it a no-go at this time. :(

  19. On January 6, 2019 at 8:24 am BJ Denenberg wrote:

    Hierarchical keywords, as-you-type keyword suggestions, use of capitalization in keywords – all important, if you want ON1 to be a viable DAM alternative to Lightroom. It looks like a rather popular request.

  20. On January 10, 2019 at 4:53 pm Levin Barrett wrote:

    I would also strongly support a Hierarchical keyword structure. It is quick and efficient and has proven it’s value to me in Lightroom and Capture One. I appreciate the ability to import a keyword list (which I have done) and the next step is to keep the Hierarchical ability. I currently use Capture One as my primary editor but the new On1 2019 has some advantages and is just 2 steps away from me dumping Adobe – Keyword Hierarchy and Stacking. Do those and I am yours forever.

  21. On January 23, 2019 at 2:24 pm Anette Seiler wrote:

    I really, really, really like ON1, but the one thing that I need is hierarchical keywords and the possibility to exclude certain keywords from export (like people’s names). It’s such a hassle that I have to use Lightroom as a DAM and ON1 for processing images. I wish I could use only one software and I wish that it could be ON1.

  22. On February 3, 2019 at 8:29 am gregory temple wrote:

    I can only add that the implementation of hierarchical keywords would let me be finished with adobe.

  23. On March 20, 2019 at 4:29 am David Eagle wrote:

    Critical in order to migrate from Lightroom. I have too much time invested in hierarchical keywords to switch to away from Lightroom without this feature.

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