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Selecting images through nested keywords

Community Beginner ,
Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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Hi. I am a veteran in Premiere, AFX and Photoshop. However I am new in Adobe Bridge and migrating from ACDSee and I am trying to figure out how something to improve my workflow.

 

I have been using ACDSee for cataloguing images, and there is something called categories, they can be arranged in hierarchy through various levels of subcategories just like keywords in Bridge. However, the simplicity in ACDSee is that in the same categories menu where you assign them, you can select them later. 1 click assign, and later 1 click to find and display. Fast as lightspeed.

ACDSee Screenshot of what I am talking about, same window to assign or to find in one click.

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In Bridge I started to add keywords in the same way, and looks pretty nice and straightforward. Screenshot_329.jpg

 

However, when later I try to select the images through keywords, It can´t be made through the same window menu.

I have 2 choices:

1) Using FIND, criteria Keywords and specify where to look for.

2) Using FILTERS, after selecting the right folder, or a Collection where the images are supposed to be.

 

Option 1, FIND, is not comfortable for my workflow. It's not what I am looking for.

Option 2, FILTERS would make the job... the only problem is that FILTERS do not show the hierarchy of nested keywords.

 Screenshot_328.jpg

I have hundreds of categories, so I will have a single long flat list of keywords impossible to work for me.

Any help or idea is appreciated, thank you

emil

 

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Sep 07, 2023 Sep 07, 2023

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One possibility is to set Bridge to write hierarchical keywords. This will write the entire hierarchy as a single value, like this: "800 Accesoinos|802 Wood Toys|Duck"

You change the separators in the preferences.

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After writing some new keywords in this way, your filter panel will look like this:

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This is not as easy to read as the nested hierarchical display in the keywords panel, but it does give you some context for a single word like "Duck".

 

I don't know ACDSee very well, but it might be possible to write your categories to embedded metadata IPTC Keywords using separators. If so, these would show up in Bridge too.

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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Thank you! I try this setting and yes helps a lot.
I just realized that my mistake is thinking that Bridge will solve something that is a Lightroom job. I am learning about Collections in LRC and I will try this way. Will leave Bridge for other tasks.

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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