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steheap

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« on: December 17, 2018, 11:03 »
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Matt

I'm sure quite a number of us use Lightroom to process and keyword our images before uploading to Adobe stock and its great that many enhancements have come along over the months. But the one glaring issue is that keywords are always sorted into alphabetic order in Lightroom and then Adobe Stock states clearly that the most important keywords must be first.

Are there any plans to fix that in Lightroom and offer a feature to sort keywords by priority order?

Steve


« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 11:17 »
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Matt

I'm sure quite a number of us use Lightroom to process and keyword our images before uploading to Adobe stock and its great that many enhancements have come along over the months. But the one glaring issue is that keywords are always sorted into alphabetic order in Lightroom and then Adobe Stock states clearly that the most important keywords must be first.

Are there any plans to fix that in Lightroom and offer a feature to sort keywords by priority order?

Steve
You'd think this would be relatively easy and a popular improvement you can do it in photoshop

« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 11:30 »
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Matt

I'm sure quite a number of us use Lightroom to process and keyword our images before uploading to Adobe stock and its great that many enhancements have come along over the months. But the one glaring issue is that keywords are always sorted into alphabetic order in Lightroom and then Adobe Stock states clearly that the most important keywords must be first.

Are there any plans to fix that in Lightroom and offer a feature to sort keywords by priority order?

Steve

I'm sorry but I don't think this is going to happen any time in the near future. I've requested it numerous times however it's not in line with the functionality of Lightroom as I understand it.

For my personal workflow, I add a keyword in Lightroom that helps me easily find the file(s) if I need to. I export jpg files with no embedded keywords then add my stock keywords in Adobe Bridge. In Bridge, the keyword order remains intact.

-Mat

steheap

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 11:37 »
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Sorry to have spelled your name wrong, Mat!
I also do a workaround of keywording in LR which helps me find files later and then exporting to Jpeg. I then use Stock Submitter to move a few key keywords to the front of the list. You can edit the keyword order in multiple files at once, which helps me manage what is really an extra step in the process. It would be nice if LR had a little checkbox to save the entered keyword order!

Steve

« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 14:16 »
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I believe keywording is all-around faster in bridge but, my LR is a mess. Finding stuff in there is getting to be impossible.

« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 15:11 »
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my LR is a mess. Finding stuff in there is getting to be impossible.

Then spend the time to straighten it out.  it is well worth the effort.

I did that twice, many years ago.  After a year or so, I realized my photo organization was not working well.  I designed a new approach, and spent a day reorganizing.  That lasted maybe 3 years, until I realized I had outgrown that organization too.

I then did the last (well... most recent...) reorg around 6 years ago.  That one has stood the test of time, and only needed minor tweaking to keep it working well for me.  I live and die by Lightroom -- if it stops working, I am not sure I will be able to get up in the morning any more! :) :)

FWIW, I have roughly 300,000 images, mostly spanning the last 13 years, since I got into digital photog (with a Canon 5D).  Another 40,000 or so that are scanned images from the 1968 to 2005 period (college through first 5D).  If I want an image from that set, I can often find it in 5 seconds or less. Never more than a couple minutes for the oldest, most obscure images.


 

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