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A further look at Keywords within Lightroom - TipSquirrel. One of the most tedious tasks with maintaining a large catalog of images is maintaining the list of keywords and applying the right keywords to an image. Following on from the great tutorials of my fellow Nut, Michael Hoffman (Tag your images), I’d like to show you how to create and maintain more complex keyword tables. For example, the image below is of a sunrise on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, UK, Europe. so adding the location based keywords of ‘Skye’, ‘Isle of Skye’, ‘Scotland’, ‘UK’ & ‘Europe’ would have to be added individually using the normal methods within Lightroom.

This can get very tedious and is prone to many errors such as ‘Isle of Sky’. With a little fore thought and preparation the job of creating a nested or hierarchical group of keywords can make tagging your images much simpler. In this example, I will be able to add just the keyword of Skye and have the ‘Isle of Skye’, ‘Scotland’, ‘UK’ & ‘Europe’ added automatically. Lightroom keywords should now look like this. NB! Lightroom Export/Publish by keyword: use keywords as folders for export/publish - Lightroom Forums. 8 Important Things to know about Lightroom Collections - Digital Photography School. Collections in Lightroom are a key tool for organizing images. There are some benefits to working with collections and some things that it helps to know about working with them. 1. Collections: Smart or regular? There are two types of collections in Lightroom, Smart Collections which are populated according to a filter which you define to identify images that you want included in that collection.

For example, a Smart Collection might be defined as 5 star images which have a keywords that include the word Rome. Smart Collections are dynamic so if an image no longer matches the filter you have defined for that Smart Collection it will be removed automatically from it. Regular Collections are collections that you populate with images that you choose to put in them. 2.

You can sort images in order in a regular collection but you cannot reorder images in a Smart Collection. 3. You can set a regular collection – but not a Smart Collection – to be the Target Collection. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 5 Ways to Use Lightroom Smart Collections. One of the most powerful features in Lightroom is its ability to keep really good track of the files that you need exactly when you need them. Collection Sets and Collections really take the pain out of the organizational elements of the program – but it’s the Smart Collections that I find to be the unsung heroes of the program. These collections are built by pre-setting a criteria, and letting the program do the rest for you! Here are 5 ways that I think these Smart Collections can help your Lightroom workflow: Smart Collections for Rejected Images To create a Smart Collection, click on the plus symbol to the right of the Collections Panel and select Smart Collection. From here, you’ll see a series of criteria that you can select from to make the smart collection.

Why: There are many times that you go through the culling process with your images marking pick and rejects – but I tend to sometimes forget to delete those rejected images. Smart Collections for Smart Previews.