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Hierarchical keywords in Lightroom

With TagYour.Photos, you’ll be able to create a hierarchical cue structure in Lightroom at no extra cost to use to search and categorize your photos.

Here are some easy steps to get your photos structured into Lightroom.

 

1. Settings in TagYour.Photos
To use the hierarchical keywords generated by TagYour.Photos in Lightroom, you need to make the following settings in TagYour.Photos:

 

Settings to use hierarchical keywords in Lightroom
Settings to use hierarchical keywords in Lightroom

 

Tagging type: hierarchical
Separator: |
Order: Left to right
Toplevel Landmarks: Landmarks

 

2. Add folder in TagYour.Photos
Add the folder in TagYour.Photos for which you would like to have keywords automatically determined.

 

Add folders in TagYour.Photos, which should be provided with keywords
Add folders in TagYour.Photos, which should be provided with keywords

 

Once all photos have been processed, this will be displayed via the status.

 

All photos were processed and tagged
All photos were processed and tagged

 

 

3. Check the keywords
If you want you can check in Windows Explorer whether the keywords were assigned correctly to your photos.

 

Check the keywords that have been assigned to your photos
Check the keywords that have been assigned to your photos

 

 

4. Import your photos into Lightroom
Now you can import your photos into Lightroom. Either in an existing or in a new catalog. In the following example, we have created a new catalog to better illustrate the automatically generated keyword structure.

 

Import your photos into a new or existing Lightroom catalog
Import your photos into a new or existing Lightroom catalog

 

Once the import is complete, you will see directly the keyword structure stored in your photos. With this structure you can continue to work as usual.

 

Automatically created keyword list (hierarchical) by TagYour.Photos
Automatically created keyword list (hierarchical) by TagYour.Photos

 

 

5. Categorize, filter or search in your photos
You can now work with your photos as usual using the library filter. The keyword structure, which had to be laboriously built up by hand, is now directly available without further ado.

 

Categorize, filter and search with the library filter
Categorize, filter and search with the library filter

 

You can now filter as you like, for example, for all bridges in the field of architecture.

 

Filtering with hierarchical keyword structures in the category Architecture
Filtering with hierarchical keyword structures in the category Architecture

 

Or you get an overview of the recognized attractions in the US; below the Lincoln Memorial.

 

Filter with hierarchical keyword structures in the automatically recognized landmarks
Filter with hierarchical keyword structures in the automatically recognized landmarks

 

 

Subsequent processing of photos
Of course you can also have photos processed with TagYour.Photos, which you already have in your Lightroom catalogs. All you have to do is read the metadata of your photos back into Lightroom after processing with TagYour.Photos. You can find the corresponding functions either via the context menu or in the main menu under Metadata.

 

Subsequent reading of metadata in Lightroom
Subsequent reading of metadata in Lightroom