10 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2018 1:39 PM by howardt2s

    keyword groups

    howardt2s

      I've got multiple folders with photos and want to tag/keyword certain photos i.e. 'Exterior' to 1 group of photos in Folder1 but also add the same keyword to Folder2 without showing photos from another folder?

        • 1. Re: keyword groups
          johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

          I suspect there's more to your question than you've stated, but here's a first cut at an answer:

           

          1. In the Folders panel on the left of Library, click on the folder containing the photos to which you want to apply the keyword. If there are other folders you want to process, command-click (Mac) or control-click (Windows) those folders to select them too:

           

          2. In the grid view, do Edit > Select All (see the menu for the keyword shortcut) to select all the photos.

           

          3. In the Keywording panel on the right, type the keyword(s) you want to apply to all the selected photos.

          • 2. Re: keyword groups
            WobertC Adobe Community Professional

            I suspect that howardt2s wants to search for photos that have the keyword "Exterior" , BUT only show the photos from one specific folder (eg. Folder1 and not Folder2).

            I do not believe this is possible unless there is a Plug-in that can do this. Or, if the Folders contain files of a specific date, the Metadata Search could be expanded to select the 'Date' of the folder images.

            • 3. Re: keyword groups
              howardt2s Level 1

              not really search for photos, but to filter out the photos in a specific job folder like johnrellis showed.  I thought that once you changed folders, that the keyword List would start fresh.  WobertC, you are correct in what I am looking to do.

              • 4. Re: keyword groups
                johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

                search for photos that have the keyword "Exterior" , BUT only show the photos from one specific folder (eg. Folder1 and not Folder2).

                1. In the Folders panel, click on the specific folder, as shown above.

                 

                2. In the Keyword List panel, scroll to the desired keyword, hover the mouse over the keyword, and click on the right-arrow that magically appears:

                This will filter the selected folder to show only those photos in the folder containing that keyword.

                • 5. Re: keyword groups
                  WobertC Adobe Community Professional

                  John I cannot seem to get this to work for me.

                  I can select one folder, but the Keyword always pulls up all photos in my catalog with that keyword.

                   

                  My example-

                  I have two folders, one has 9 images keyworded "Client', the other has 5 images keyworded "Client".

                  I select one folder in the folder panel, but the 'right arrow' click pulls up all 14 images in the Grid.

                   

                  Is there an option setting somewhere to control this? Or OS difference? (Windows-pc here)

                  • 6. Re: keyword groups
                    johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

                    Oops, my carelessness.  You need to do the steps in the opposite order:

                     

                    1. In the Keyword List panel, scroll to the desired keyword, hover the mouse over the keyword, and click on the right-arrow that magically appears.

                     

                    2. In the Folders panel, click on the specific folder, as shown above.

                     

                    • 7. Re: keyword groups
                      WobertC Adobe Community Professional

                      Beauty! but suggest insert a step for clarity-

                       

                      1. Click the keyword 'arrow'

                      2. Press [Ctrl+A]  to select files with the keyword

                      3. Select the specific Folder in the Folder panel-  only the Keyword photos are highlighted (amongst others that exist in the same folder).

                       

                      Thanks

                      • 8. Re: keyword groups
                        howardt2s Level 1

                        taking that 1 step further

                         

                        4. when all your photos are selected, right-click on the arrow and select Create Keyword Tag Inside "EXTERIOR" and name it the project like 'Truck Center'

                         

                        so basically, select all the photos in the folder and give them a keyword name like the project name, and then 'inside' that keyword 'Truck Center' highlight the exterior photos and give those a keyword 'Exterior'

                        • 9. Re: keyword groups
                          WobertC Adobe Community Professional

                          Howard, I am not sure I understand your logic in your Step#4.

                           

                          I think you are placing "Exterior"  under multiple 'parent' keywords to use a hierarchy.

                          So you might have- (as shown in the keywording panel)

                          Exterior<Truck Center

                          Exterior<Car Show

                          Exterior<Vintage Vehicles

                          etc.

                          A keyword filter search for "Exterior" will bring up ALL instances of this keyword, but clicking (arrow) "Exterior" under a different 'parent' keyword will show a select group of photos.

                          You will need to create a 'parent' Keyword for each FOLDER if you want to achieve your original question solely by using keywords. But that is getting complicated! I think you need to stop at Step#3

                          • 10. Re: keyword groups
                            howardt2s Level 1

                            That's what I did and was my original question.  I have my folders list:

                            i.e.  for the Chesapeake folder - I selected all photos in the parent folder and gave ALL of them the parent keyword of Truck Center, then I selected all the photos that were taken of the Exterior and gave them a keyword of Exterior.  d.o. with the Office photos and within those Office photos I selected all the Bathrooms photos and 'Create Keyword inside "Office" naming it 'Bathrooms'.

                             

                            bottom line - I got what I was looking to do in the first place.

                             

                            thank you all.