“What do you imply you don’t key phrase your pictures?”
Just lately, at a pictures workshop, we went across the desk and described our picture submitting system. In different phrases, how do you retain monitor and be capable of reference and discover particular pictures in your libraries? Whereas we have been speaking about how we manage, keywording additionally got here up.
What are key phrases?
Key phrases are phrases that describe your pictures. They could be a big range of descriptors from the colours of the picture to the subject material. By utilizing them you make it simpler and quicker to seek out particular pictures 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, bushes, we_are_ceu
Private choice and enterprise
As with most issues photography-related, it is dependent upon what you do along with your pictures. You need to use a client-centric technique, subject-related, location-specific or simply use the dates the pictures are created.
If you’re a portrait or wedding ceremony photographer, the client-centric possibility makes probably the most sense so that you can manage your pictures. Personally, I manage my pictures by 12 months, month and day. Then, I exploit key phrases to assist me discover one thing once I have to.
Including key phrases in Lightroom Basic
There are just a few methods you may add these phrases to your pictures in Lightroom Basic. I might recommend including them earlier than you import them when you can. If not, listed below are 3 ways you may add them after they’ve been imported.
Utilizing the Keywording panel
You’ll discover this panel on the precise aspect of the Library module about midway down. If you are viewing your pictures in Grid mode, choose a number of pictures which might be associated and may 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 pictures you’ve gotten chosen.
Notice: You have to 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 under), 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 can even 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 Checklist panel
This panel is under the Keywording panel. Right here you’ll discover the entire phrases you’ve ever utilized to any picture in your catalog. If you wish to apply a phrase already within the record 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 Checklist 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 record 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 pictures in Lightroom Basic. You can even use the Key phrase Units and Key phrase Recommendations panels for 2 extra methods so as to add key phrases.