May I know which application have you used to make the collection that already have the keywords ?
What is the version of Lightroom?
I had added them in Aperture. When I exported the photos out of Aperture I made sure the keywords were attached.
In Lightroom, when I try to import my photos, on the right side it says to make a Metadata preset. I don't think this is the way to add those attached keywords. In surfing and looking for an answer, in Adobe Elements, it actually asks if you want to import the keywords along with the photos.
Have no idea how Lightroom does it.
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If you have Lightroom 5.7 or above then you can use the import plugin to import the images from Aperture to Lightroom.
It will import following things:
- Star Ratings
- GPS Data
- Hidden Files
- Color Labels – as Lightroom keywords
- Stacks – as Lightroom keywords
- Face Tags – as Lightroom keywords
For more information - https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/import-iphoto.html
The photos have already been removed from Aperture. I exported them to my picture folder directly on my hard drive. They were exported with metadata so I know the keywords are attached. What I now need to do is make a Lightroom catalog with these photos that are on the hard drive. When importing the photos, I want to be sure the keywords import too.
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When LR imports a photo, it also imports the metadata stored in the photo: camera and exposure, title, caption, keywords, etc. So if your photos do indeed have the keywords stored in them, then LR will import them along with the photos.
It's easy enough to do a test to make sure your photos have keywords stored in their metadata: Start up LR and import just one of your photos.
That was the answer to what I was seeking. I had tried that first, but then just realized I had tried it on a photo that evidently did not have a keyword!