Anyone a Lightroom Keywording Expert?
I’m having a problem keywording some of my images with Adobe’s Lightroom software and was hoping someone might be able to offer a suggestion on how to fix it.
When I first installed Lightroom I did not realize that in addition to actually keywording your photos, you also had to then take a second step and use Lightroom to actually write these keywords to the file manually. With Adobe’s Bridge product it automatically wrote the keywords to the file as you keyworded them.
Unfortunately before I realized this I’d keyworded hundreds of photos thinking that these photos were keyworded when they actually were not. I then transferred these photos from my Mac (where I process) to my PC where I store my archives.
I can run a SmartCollection in Lightroom on my PC to show me all of my photos without keywords (including all of these photos that I thought were keyworded but which actually were not) but if I keyword these photos from that view they immediately disappear before I can actually go and write the data to the file again. I then have to manually try to find these photos which is a pain.
Is there a way to set Lightroom up where it automatically writes your keywords to your files as you enter them rather than forcing you to manually save the data to the file after the fact or some other easier solution to this problem?