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Deleting multiple keywords in Photoshop Elements

Community Beginner ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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When I installed PSE2019 in my new computer, it imported many, many keywords that were setup by me on my old computer.  I think there may literally be over a thousand random words, perhaps as a result of it importing photos/graphics from screenshots, etc that I didn't know were on my computer.  I was able to identify and delete those images - but I think their keywords remain (with no images).

 

Is there any way to delete multiple keywords at once?  So far I have only been able to select them one at a time to delete them - which means it might be a never ending task.  

 

Appreciate any insights, help.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021
If all you want to do is delete the keyword tags from the Tags panel, simply multi-select the tags, using shift-click for contiguous tags or Ctrl-click for non-contiguous tags.  When you have selected them, right-click on one of the tags and you will be given the option to Delete them.  A message willl pop up giving you a warning about the deletion.  Click OK and the tags will be deleted. (It is also possible to delete tags from multiple photos without deleting the tag from the hierarchy.  ...

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Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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Clarification - the keywords were NOT setup by me.

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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If all you want to do is delete the keyword tags from the Tags panel, simply multi-select the tags, using shift-click for contiguous tags or Ctrl-click for non-contiguous tags.  When you have selected them, right-click on one of the tags and you will be given the option to Delete them.  A message willl pop up giving you a warning about the deletion.  Click OK and the tags will be deleted.

 

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(It is also possible to delete tags from multiple photos without deleting the tag from the hierarchy.  Let us know if you need to do that too.)

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Thank you!!!  That's working!

Appreciate your help!

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