The best way to key phrase your images in Lightroom Traditional
“What do you imply you don’t key phrase your photos?”
Not too long ago, at a pictures workshop, we went across the desk and described our picture submitting system. In different phrases, how do you retain observe and have the ability to reference and discover particular photos in your libraries? Whereas we had been speaking about how we set up, keywording additionally got here up.
What are key phrases?
Key phrases are phrases that describe your photos. They could be a big selection of descriptors from the colours of the picture to the subject material. By utilizing them you make it simpler and sooner to search out particular photos inside Lightroom.
For instance, this picture is tagged with the next phrases: angles, architectural, structure, black and white, Budapest, Central European College, fence, geometric, Hungary, O’Donnell & Tuomey, rooftop, timber, we_are_ceu
Private choice and enterprise
As with most issues photography-related, it relies on what you do together with your photos. You need to use a client-centric methodology, subject-related, location-specific or simply use the dates the photographs are created.
If you’re a portrait or wedding ceremony photographer, the client-centric possibility makes essentially the most sense so that you can set up your photos. Personally, I set up my photos by yr, month and day. Then, I take advantage of key phrases to assist me discover one thing once I must.
Including key phrases in Lightroom Traditional
There are just a few methods you may add these phrases to your photos in Lightroom Traditional. I might recommend including them earlier than you import them if you happen to can. If not, listed here are 3 ways you may add them after they’ve been imported.
Utilizing the Keywording panel
You’ll discover this panel on the precise facet of the Library module about midway down. When you are viewing your photos in Grid mode, choose a number of photos which can be associated and could have the identical key phrases. Then, sort these phrases within the field, separating every new phrase or phrase with a comma. Return or Enter to ‘set’ the phrases for the photographs you’ve got chosen.
Notice: You should be in Grid view to use key phrases to a couple of picture at a time.
Use the spray can Painter Software
You’ll discover the Spray Can within the toolbar on the backside of the grid. If you happen to don’t see your toolbar (proven beneath), sort ‘T’ to indicate it. If you happen to don’t see the Spray Can, click on on the downward pointing triangle on the proper fringe of the toolbar and select Painter.
Within the field subsequent to the place you clicked on the spray can, click on on the Key phrases possibility within the drop-down that seems. Within the field to the precise of right here, sort within the phrases you need to be utilized. Click on Enter/Return.
Then, click on on every picture/thumbnail you need these phrases utilized to. You may as well simply take away a key phrase (or phrases) by holding down the Alt/Possibility key and clicking on a picture once more.
Use the Key phrase Listing panel
This panel is beneath the Keywording panel. Right here you’ll discover all the phrases you’ve ever utilized to any picture in your catalog. If you wish to apply a phrase already within the listing to a number of chosen images, click on on the checkbox to the left of the key phrase (that seems whenever you hover over the key phrase) and put a checkmark within the field. To take away a phrase from chosen images, click on on the checkmark to take away it.
So as to add a brand new key phrase, click on on the plus to the left of the Key phrase Listing panel title, and enter it because the Key phrase Tag.
If you happen to don’t have a picture chosen, the phrase will simply present up within the listing for future use. If you happen to do have a photograph chosen, you’ll see a checkbox so as to add the phrase to the chosen images.
These are just some methods you may key phrase your photos in Lightroom Traditional. You may as well use the Key phrase Units and Key phrase Options panels for 2 extra methods so as to add key phrases.