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Metadata – Keyword Listing

Hi Guy’s

The Problem:

I photograph wild Flora and Fauna, including insects and birds. My macro shoots create dozens of images of the same subject at specific locations but not the same date and time so I want to retain multiple images of the subject in an album or folder. I’m finding I’m continually have to retype keywords, in my case the common name and the latin name for a species. Where the common name or scientific names are used in searches.

I find this puts a lot of extra time into the workflow when that time could be better spent on processing and cataloging the images.

I’m sure there are lots of photographers who shoot subjects other then ‘brides’; ‘grooms’ and ‘landscapes’ who could benefit from a simple modification to Browse

What we have now:

We have presets that are good for standard stuff like copyright, addresses, etc. that work across multiple subjects.  BUT there is no way to access previously used keywords and apply them to a new image file. We have to retype the keyword, and not being a scholar I also have to look up the latin name to apply to groups of images after each shoot. It would not be appropriate to a create a preset just for each subject keyword

My Request:

That when a Keyword is added to any image file it is stored/saved by the Browse program to a List of Keywords. So when I next want to add that word to another group of images as I start to type the subject name, the saved name is presented to me from the keywords list for acceptance  – without having to type every character and look up the latin name in reference books.

An example would be; start to type the word ‘com….mon’ and a list of previously used key words would display:

  • Common Toad (Bufo bufo)
  • Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
  • Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii)
  • etc.

JUST click on the one needed and select Add – job done.

I’m sure this would be useful for a wide range of photographers.

Thanks for your consideration

3 comments on “Metadata – Keyword Listing”

  1. On August 23, 2018 at 6:11 pm Carolyn Ray wrote:

    Yes, a keyword list in a hierarchy format. But, not have more than one level of keyword typed with the image (the regular level -not to include the higher level), like it is achieved in LR. LR has the keyword list with all levels, but there is an option that only one can be placed with the image, if desired. In LR one can also begin typing a keyword that is saved, and the program can type the rest of the word.

  2. On December 4, 2018 at 1:15 pm Malcolm Thornton wrote:

    Like the person who created this suggestion, keyboarding is a significant matter for me. I photography wildlife, landscapes, and nature and the ability to properly tag images so others can find them in searches is critical. I have 1000’s upon 1000’s of keywords in a Hierarchal structure that can sometimes be 7 levels deep. My keyword list grows all the time as in I process new images.

    Here are two thing I would really love to see ON1 add, as I am currently bound to Lightroom to do these functions.
    1- Hierarchal structure
    Here are two examples of actual entries in my structure:
    (a) “Where”/Geography/Europe/Iceland/South Iceland/Kirkjubæjarklaustur/Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
    (b) “What”/Animals/Mammals/Bear/Grizzly Bear

    Yes, I break down into Who, What, Where, When, How, Type… It always for classification of everything from objects to people, to geological forms, emotions, actions, time… as I said 1000’s of them, but its awesome to find images.

    2 – Synonyms for a Keyword. Be able to define a keyword and have other keywords automatically associated with it when exported. Great for alternate or related names the item is also known as, or alternative spellings… This helps manage the keyword repository.
    Another couple of examples for you from my actual Keyword lIst in Lightroom
    (a) Grizzly Bear… Synonyms: Brown Bear, Bruin, Carnivore, Grizzly, Kodiak, North American Brown Bear, Ursus Arctos
    (b) Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon… Synonyms:Fjaðrá River, Fjadrargljufur, Fjarrgljfur Canyon

    Would love to see this added soon… been after this for several years now.

  3. On February 1, 2019 at 10:24 am Dan Harlacher wrote:

    You can do this today in the Add Keyword field in the Metadata pane or in the Keyword pane. Both have predictive suggestions as you type. Nested keywords are coming in the future.

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