Can you please do Help > System Info and report the exact version of LR you are running?
I was able to reproduce this with CC 2015.2.1. There are two workarounds:
- Use this third-party Flickr plugin: Jeffrey Friedl's Blog » Jeffrey’s “Export to Flickr” Lightroom Plugin. The author has an excellent reputation and generally maintains his publishing plugins better than Adobe does theirs. His plugins offer more features but are more complicated to set up.
- Roll back to CC 2015.1.1, as described here: http://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-roll-back-to-lightroom-2015-1-1-or-lightroom-6-1-1/. Many, many people have rolled back because of all the issues with CC 2015.2, and even Adobe is now telling people to roll back if they encounter serious problems.
I filed a bug report in the official Adobe feedback forum: Lightroom: Flickr publish service incorrectly handles multi-word keywords in 2015.2.1. Please add your vote and details to that topic, to make it more likely that Adobe will address the issue in the next release. You'll also be notified when there are any updates.
I asked in the Flickr Help forum as well and got the answer below from a guy from the staff. His second post is definitely promising!
My version is CC2015.2.1. I will definitely do a rollback
Matthew Almon Roth PRO says:
NASA reported this same issue to Adobe recently:forums.adobe.com/message/8087292#8087292
We're looking into it to see if it was the update to Lightroom or if something else happened on the Flickr side.
Hope to report back to you soon.
Matthew Almon Roth PRO says:
Be sure to add your vote and details to this topic in the official Adobe feedback forum: Lightroom: Flickr publish service incorrectly handles multi-word keywords in 2015.2.1. That will make it more likely that Adobe might increase the priority of actually including the fix in the next release, and you'll get notified when the fix does get released. While Adobe may currently have the intention of including this in the next release, experience shows that they have limited resources and end up triaging their bug fixes.
Hello, I have the same problem. I have to use LR 2015.1.1 because this is the last version where the synonym export to flickr works well. It's frustrating to pay month by month a fee but it's impossible to use the latest version of Lightroom (June 2016!!) because of this bug.
Have you tried the third-party Flickr plugin referenced earlier in this thread? Unfortunately, I think it's unlikely Adobe will fix the bug anytime soon, so if you want to get work done in the meantime, you might try the plugin.
Yeah - I know the other plugin. But I don't like to change my whole workflow because a software I pay month by month has an unfixed bug. that's bad ... :-(
Sorry for not getting back to my thread earlier. I forgot about it because of a change to an alternate uploader.
For a few months now I have been using Jeffrey Friedls Lightroom Flickr upload plugin.
No problems with synonyms.
You can even update the metadata without updating the photo. If you update a photo with the original Lightroom uploader photos you have shared on Facebook or other sites will not display anymore. Not so with JFs Flickr plugin.
You can even post photos in multiple sets/albums and Flickr groups while uploading!
I'm NEVER going back to the original!