I have been misusing keywording in Lightroom classic for a long time. Now I want to correct my mistakes without accessing each photo individually (which would be thousands)!
Mostly my keywords were added while I imported photos from my camaras. Here is an example of several keywords that I added while importing:
RX10M4 Bird Oregon Fernhill
So, my intent was to attach 4 keywords to the photo. I wanted to key that the photo was of a bird, was taken with my Sony RX10M4 camera, the photo was taken in the state of Oregon at the Fernhill Wildlife refuge. But because of my incorrect formatting when I imported, lightroom now thinks this is all one keyword. I have many instances of this. So, what I want to do is command Lightroom to find each instance of "RX10M4 Bird Oregon Fernhill" keyword and replace it with the keywords "RX10M4", "Bird", "Oregon", "Fernhill". Then I will want to do the same for each instance where a group of keywords was read as one keyword. Is there a way for me to do this?
3) Now in the Keywording Panel, set to 'Enter Keywords'- Type a comma between each word of the multiple KW-
After entering the words, in the Keywording Panel, the combined keyword dissappears, but what is happening is that LR only left one of the keywords that I wanted it to leave. Evidently, hitting Enter after entering the combined keyword, is not the right action, but what it?
Evidently, hitting Enter after entering the combined keyword, is not the right action, but what it?
WobertC’s instructions don’t say to hit Enter, only to make sure the menu next to Keyword Tags is set to Enter Keywords. Do not press Enter (or Return or Tab) until you have finished inserting a comma between each of the words that needs to be a separate keyword.
Also, as a side note, it should not be necessary to add a keyword for your camera type. Your digital camera already stores its camera model in the EXIF metadata of every photo it saves; you can see this in the Metadata panel when it’s set to EXIF. The filter bar and Smart Collections can use that built-in camera info immediately; for example, you can use the filter bar to show just the pictures taken by a specific camera, without adding any metadata of your own.