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keyword tag file for export

Feb 5, 2013 5:16 PM

Is there a keyword tag file I can export to use in Lightroom?

 

Thanks, Doug Smith

 
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    Feb 6, 2013 3:58 AM   in reply to Schnurd

    There are two ways to get PSE tags into Lightroom keywords.

     

    One is, in Lightroom, to upgrade the PSE catalog. This not only maintains your tags and captions, but also your albums and stacks.

     

    Secondly, you can write your tags to the files themselves (File->Write Tags...) and then import the photo files into Lightroom. Your albums and stacks will not be in Lightroom.

     

    The first method is preferred.

     
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 6, 2013 9:20 AM   in reply to Schnurd

    You do if from the Organizer. Select a batch of thumbnails and click the File menu.

     

    write-tags2.png

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 9:24 AM   in reply to Schnurd

    I tried that

    What did you try?

     

    PE only gives me the option of writing an .xml file

    I already explained there are several ways to go here, and so I can't understand why you feel the only option is writing an .xml file (which, by the way, is not one I am familiar with)

    It's like the fact that LR won't recognize my 6,000+ .png files,

    It's like the fact? Oh.

     

    Lightroom does not recognize .png files. They cannot be imported into Lightroom. You need to convert them to .jpg or .tif or .psd if you want them to be indexed in Lightroom. Which of course is a different issue than the one I thought we were addressing.

     
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 6, 2013 9:30 AM   in reply to Schnurd

     

    After writing keywords to files, you could convert PNG’s to PSD and then import into Lightroom.

     

    You select thumbnails in Organizer and click:

    File >> Export As New

    Then choose PSD

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 9:37 AM   in reply to 99jon

    May I suggest to have a look at :

    http://www.johnrellis.com/lightroom/anyfile.htm

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 10:18 AM   in reply to MichelBParis

    MichelBParis wrote:

     

    May I suggest to have a look at :

    http://www.johnrellis.com/lightroom/anyfile.htm

    This plug-in does not allow the .png files to be edited in Lightroom as a photograph can be edited. It simply allows the .png file to be imported into the Library Module, and allows metadata to be assigned to the file in the Library Module (not sure if the metadata can actually be written to the file).

     
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