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Keyword separators to retain hierarchy?
« on: October 02, 2007, 04:52:30 PM »
I want to use PM to ingest, cull, rate and keyword my images.  After these steps I use Lightroom to import the images.  The problem is that when I import into Lightroom the keywords get flattened and I would rather retain the hierarchy.  With the latest versions of Lightroom (and Bridge) there is now support for importing and exporting keyword hierarchies by use of a keyword separator.   In Lightroom and/or Bridge you can use either the '.' ,  '/', '\' or the '|' symbols.  The default for the Adobe apps is the '|'.

Would it be possible to add the ability for PM to write out the keywords with a hierarchical separator? 

Thanks!

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Re: Keyword separators to retain hierarchy?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 04:55:51 PM »
I want to use PM to ingest, cull, rate and keyword my images.  After these steps I use Lightroom to import the images.  The problem is that when I import into Lightroom the keywords get flattened and I would rather retain the hierarchy.  With the latest versions of Lightroom (and Bridge) there is now support for importing and exporting keyword hierarchies by use of a keyword separator.   In Lightroom and/or Bridge you can use either the '.' ,  '/', '\' or the '|' symbols.  The default for the Adobe apps is the '|'.

Would it be possible to add the ability for PM to write out the keywords with a hierarchical separator? 

Can you give me an example of how this would look with the separators in place, and also show the specific hierarchy separately?

Thanks,

-Kirk

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Re: Keyword separators to retain hierarchy?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 09:19:12 PM »
I want to use PM to ingest, cull, rate and keyword my images.  After these steps I use Lightroom to import the images.  The problem is that when I import into Lightroom the keywords get flattened and I would rather retain the hierarchy.  With the latest versions of Lightroom (and Bridge) there is now support for importing and exporting keyword hierarchies by use of a keyword separator.   In Lightroom and/or Bridge you can use either the '.' ,  '/', '\' or the '|' symbols.  The default for the Adobe apps is the '|'.

Would it be possible to add the ability for PM to write out the keywords with a hierarchical separator? 

Can you give me an example of how this would look with the separators in place, and also show the specific hierarchy separately?

Thanks,

-Kirk


Sorry for the delay in responding to this, I got busy and forgot all about it. 

I am not sure what you are asking for here, do you want a sample xmp file?  Or?

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Re: Keyword separators to retain hierarchy?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 11:14:04 PM »
I want to use PM to ingest, cull, rate and keyword my images.  After these steps I use Lightroom to import the images.  The problem is that when I import into Lightroom the keywords get flattened and I would rather retain the hierarchy.  With the latest versions of Lightroom (and Bridge) there is now support for importing and exporting keyword hierarchies by use of a keyword separator.   In Lightroom and/or Bridge you can use either the '.' ,  '/', '\' or the '|' symbols.  The default for the Adobe apps is the '|'.

Would it be possible to add the ability for PM to write out the keywords with a hierarchical separator? 

Can you give me an example of how this would look with the separators in place, and also show the specific hierarchy separately?

Sorry for the delay in responding to this, I got busy and forgot all about it. 

I am not sure what you are asking for here, do you want a sample xmp file?  Or?

A screenshot of what the keywords field looks like when more than one hierarchical keyword list has been added.

Thanks,

-Kirk