Adobe has chosen not to integrate keywording in LRCC with Classic's keywording. Keywords added in LRCC (mac/pc, iOS, Android) will not sync with Classic, and keywords assigned in Classic won't generally appear in LRCC. So it's really over to you - you're going to have to make a choice.
Choice is made for me i'll stay with classic.
I don't understand why they remove the keywords feature ; it's essential for a catalog.
John Beardsworth wrote: Adobe has chosen not to integrate keywording in LRCC with Classic's keywording.
It's a bad choice
I wish that keywords are transferred from LR Classic to LRCC when using collections.
The extremely bizarre part of this is that I have old keywords from Aperture which don't show up in Lightroom Classic, but do show up in Lightroom CC. Can anyone explain that?
If depends on the exact route they took from Aperture to Classic, and you don't say that. Ap > LRCC > Classic? Ap > Classic via Regular Import > LRCC? Ap > Classic Plugin > LRCC?
The key is if the keywords were saved to the original file when it first reached Adobe's server. If so and you import the files into LRCC, the keywords are in the original which is uploaded to the server, then downloaded into Classic - minus keywords.
The path was Aperture > Lightroom (pre-CC split) via Aperture library import > Lightroom CC (via Lightroom Classic cloud sync). I’m not sure if the keywords were applied in (long gone) Aperture or as part of the Lightroom import. I just know they weren’t applied in Lightroom CC—one example is [From Aperture].
The import plugin should bring in anything applied in Aperture, so the keywords should now be in Lightroom Classic CC, as Adobe call it. If by Lightroom CC you mean what Adobe call Lightroom CC (ie the new confusingly-named PC/Mac app), then it would be normal that the keywords wouldn't be visible - as I said before, Adobe have chosen to fail to sync keywords from Classic.
You've got to be careful naming the various Lightrooms - not your fault! I am a bit confused.
I'll try again with your nomenclature:
• Photo (Canon raw) imported into Aperture from camera
• Photo imported into Lightroom Classic CC via Aperture library import feature
FWIW, This happened just as Apple discontinued Aperture support, and before Adobe split Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC
• Photo synced to Lightroom CC via synced collection in Lightroom Classic CC, original only on my Mac.
Make more sense?
I've found on my older photos, keywords applied in Aperture are visible in both Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC. There are also some keywords which appear to have been applied in the library import plugin (for instance, Features From Aperture)—these (really strangely) don't show up in Lightroom Classic CC, but do show up in Lightroom CC.
Keywords applied in Lightroom Classic CC are only visible there, even when there are keywords from Aperture on the same photo—as you say, keywords must be stored in different places. Lightroom CC is consistent on both mobile (iPad) and Mac platforms.
I also discovered most other metadata doesn't sync either. Labels (color or otherwise), locations, etc. don't sync. It appears only camera generated info, title, caption, star ratings, and pick flags sync across platforms.
There clearly are some complicated data structure issues going on here. I can see why Adobe would want to simplify and clean up metadata management in Lightroom CC, but it's a deal breaker for me that there is no sync at all. I wonder if their Lightroom Classic CC > Lightroom CC migration function does any better?