Imported keyword tags

New Here ,
Dec 08, 2020

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When I upgraded to Photoshop Elements 2020, all of my keyword tags disappeared.  I spent a considerable amount of time trying to find them with no luck.  I resorted to reimporting all the photos into a new catalog (luckily, I save the metadata to the files) and now see the tage, but they're all under Imported Keyword Tags.  Can't see any way to change the category from Keywords to People, Places and Events.  I read in another post that that's not possible - WHY?  I also tried to remove some erroneous tags, but there's no longer any way to do bulk tag deletions - WHY?  Any ideas out there?  TIA

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 08, 2020

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Hi

Since your question is about Photoshop Elements, I have moved this from the Photoshop forum where you posted to PS Elements.

~ Jane

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 08, 2020

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It is highly improbable that your keyword tags disappeared.  What version of Elements did you upgrade from?  Assuming that you have not deleted your old version catalog, you will be able to convert it to Elements 2020 and all of your tags will be intact.

 

See this thread for some instructions.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 16, 2020

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Hi,

 

Can you please let us know which version did you upgrade from and how was the catalog converted/restored?

 

Thanks,

Priyanshi

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Dec 16, 2020

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I upgraded from 2018 to 2020 and converted the catalog the first time I opened the new app.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 17, 2020

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Have you tried to convert your old catalog again?

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Dec 19, 2020

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Was going to, but couldn't find it.

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Dec 19, 2020

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In order to find your old 2018 catalog look for a file named catalog.pse16db.  Note the folder in which it is located and navigate to that folder when you are in the Convert dialog.  See my earlier post for a link with detailed instructions.

 

BTW, do you still have Elements 2018 installed on your computer?  If not, you can double-click on the catalog.pse16db file and I believe it will automaticallly open in Elements 2020 and go through the conversion process.  (It may take a while before you see the status of the conversion appear on screen).

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