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Welcome back to the Lightroom 2 podcast, let us talk a little bit about keywording. When you work with keywording inside of Lightroom 2, it is pretty straight forward. All you have to do is work with one panel, this keywording panel here.
Now, we can highlight it an inch. Just come in to this section here, where it says enter keywords and click and start typing in whatever keyword we want. Now, this is a series of pictures that I have taken from my friend name Bruce. And I have entered that information in before. So the moment that I start typing Bru, it automatically brings all of that information back into Lightroom. So it is trying to help me take care all of these keywordings stuff. I can go ahead and go to Lightroom preferences and under preferences, if you go to the catalog settings, you can uncheck authors suggestions for recently entered values and clear all of the suggestion lists. It is helping me right now, so I am just going to go ahead and cancel that out.
But from here, I am just going to hit the comma and I want to type in wedding. Wedding is something that I have also done and I am going to type in Syracuse. Now, there are three keywords that I want to keep here and what I am going to do is I am going to move over here to the right, to the next section. Now, I do not have any keywords here but these keyword set helps out a lot. For example, if I click on this drop down, notice you have recent keywords, you have suggested keywords and then you have these custom keywords that you can use here.
Take a look at this, recent keywords will show me, wedding, Syracuse, Bruce, and the base is that on the last time that I use, that is the most recent keywords that I have entered into this. However, if I click on the drop down and I go to suggested keywords, what it does is it takes the information that is in the surrounding area based on captured times. So it says, if these images are close in capture time, chances are, they are probably also going to be close in keywording. So, when I click on this, it says, well, these two are very, very close in capture time, wedding, Syracuse, and Bruce are going to be the options that I want to offer for this. So it makes it a lot easier, all I have to do now is just click on the option and it automatically places all of that there. Not bad, I like that.
If I click on the drop down, notice you have outdoor portrait and wedding photography, so you can set up custom sets of keywords. Let us say for example, what if I want to be able to do my photography? I can click on custom and under, that I am going to go ahead and edit that set. And what I will do is I will call it night photography, we will call it dark and let us just say that that is all I want. So I am just tallying over to these things and just deleting them.
I can go ahead and save the current settings in the new preset, automatically it tells me, what is the preset name that I want to use and I am just going to type in night photography and I will click on create, and change. Now notice, on the night photography I have those keywords that I have setup. So it makes it a lot easier for me to apply these keywords because all I have to do is just click and apply this to the image.
Now, I want to go back to my suggested keywords and what I will do here is I am going to single click on one of these and I am going to move myself down to the end and I will go to the end of this series here and I am going to hold on to the shift key and I am going to click here. Once, I have that set, I am going to go click on wedding, I am going to click on Bruce, and I want to click on Syracuse. Makes it a lot easier for me to use this and make this work for me very, very quickly. So make sure that you experiment with this a little bit.
Let us show you something else, down here. You have a section called the keyword list, what this is, is keep track of all of the different lists of keywords that you use. So for example, if I click on the drop down, here I have all of these different keywords that I have used. Now, for example, here I have a section called Bruce and Bruce Tina Macquestin, I have my name, I have Courtney. Now, if I want to take a look at what image uses this keyword Courtney, all I have to do is just double click. And what that does, is it shows me the image here. It has asked if I went into the metadata and sorted the metadata by Courtney, all cameras, all lenses, all labels. So, it is just another way to access this information that is here over on the right hand side. Now, if I want to turn this of, I can get and click and on metadata again, and it brings me back to the main area.
So, it is a quick easy ways for you to be able to go in and keyword your images using Lightroom 2.