5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2016 10:32 AM by johnrellis

    Not all Keywords showing in LR CC

    Jim 185 Level 1

      I notice in a posting made a number of years ago that Windows precludes all the keywords showing in LR 4. Is this still an issue in Win10 and CC?

       

      Here is a screen print showing my keyword list not showing much past the mid point of the "P's" in both the Metadata Filter and the Keywords list.

       

      If the issue still applies, is there a solution? I gather using Hierarchial Keywords will help, but that is a lot of work to  do with the keywords (assuming I can figure out how to change them to hierarchial) (And other than switching to a MAC ☺☺☺)

       

      Thanks

      Jim Robertson

       

      LR keywords query.jpg

        • 1. Re: Not all Keywords showing in LR CC
          johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

          This bug, first reported over five years ago, is still present in LR: Lightroom on Windows chokes on large keyword lists | Photoshop Family Customer Community . I think we can safely conclude that it's very unlikely to be fixed.

           

          The problem is that LR on Windows chokes when there are more than about 3270 keywords displayed in Keyword List window. The only workaround is to introduce a hierarchy and keep most of the hierarchy collapsed.

           

          It's tedious but straightforward to introduce a hierarchy.  For example, you might introduce top-level keywords "A - D", "E - H", etc.  Then select all the keywords starting with A and drag them to "A -D".  Repeat for the other letters.

           

          If you don't want the top-level keywords included in exported pics, right-click each in the Keyword List, select Edit Keyword Tag, and uncheck the options Include On Export.

          • 2. Re: Not all Keywords showing in LR CC
            Jim 185 Level 1

            Thanks John, for a quick reply and an answer. (Not an answer I like, but that is not your fault )

             

            I didn't realize I had so many keywords, but when I think about it I can see why I have used so many.

             

            I'll go investigate/test using the hierarchical method.

             

            Thanks again.

            • 3. Re: Not all Keywords showing in LR CC
              Jim 185 Level 1

              Sorry, another question as I try to resolve the keywords not showing....

               

              I have set up a keyword, not to show on export, and moved about 100 existing keywords into it. Had a few issues, but it is done.

               

              However when I look at the keyword list on the right side of the screen, with the new keyword "closed", I see further down the list, however in the LIBRARY FILTER I still can't see further down as the keywords that were moved into the Hierarchy are still showing and the new keyword does not show.

               

              Any thoughts ??

               

              Also - when I try to move a keyword with 763 uses into the new keyword, it won't move. (The ones I did move had 1 to 3 uses)

               

              Would appreciate any help.

               

              Thanks

               

              Keyword issue screen 1.jpgKeyword issue screen 2.jpg

              • 4. Re: Not all Keywords showing in LR CC
                Jim 185 Level 1

                SOLVED!

                 

                1.     For Metadata keywords, someone mention setting for Hierarchical - that solved that problem

                 

                2.      The Keyword with 763 uses which would not add itself to an new (Hierarchical) last night no matter what I tried, was quite to do it this morning !!!

                • 5. Re: Not all Keywords showing in LR CC
                  johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

                  For Metadata keywords, someone mention setting for Hierarchical - that solved that problem

                  That's correct.  A number of the panels in Windows LR have the same limit on total number of items displayed (though the actual limit may be different for each panel).  I've always been moderately surprised that a professional program would fail so gracelessly in that situation.  Modern Windows programs just don't have those kind of limits.