4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2016 3:04 AM by john beardsworth

    When to add keywords to 106,00 images

    roberth94304522rhau

      I an m new to Lightroom and have 106,000 images in about 2000 folders in a complex Windows folder tree.  The folder tree structure will provide at least 2 or 3 keywords for each image in a particular folder.

       

      Should I add the keywords folder by folder all the way down the tree as I import?

      or

      Import the entire folder tree with subfolders and then do the keywording within Lightroom after the import.

      or

      Take the middle ground and add keywords to only top level folders as I import and then do the work on the subfolders and sub-sub folders later in Lightroom. I am sure I will significantly simplify the tree structure once I am in Lightroom.

       

      If any of these approached would work, is there a time savings using one approach?