I recently zusammenegelegt most of my photos (original photos, edits, Photos) in a common catalog, because I was tired of the frequent change catalog. Another reason was that Lightroom online sync with Lightroom CC only allowed for a single catalog, (which is great, for example, to always have its portfolio on all devices there!). The result: a mess in the keyword list!
What I had not considered: All the Photos contain keywords that inundate my clean structured keyword hierarchy.
Below I show you three tips for cleaning up the keyword list to be returned to the Chaos Lord.
clean up the first keyword list
If your imported once an image with embedded keywords and this you then deleted from Lightroom, Lightroom noted this keyword yet. This you have sometimes quickly Hundreds messages by keywords with zero assigned images. This can you quickly lsowerden keywords on "metadata> Unused delete".
combine the second strangers keywords
Instead of just deleting the strange keywords individually, your one main keyword such as "_FremdeStichworte" could initially awarded. The underscore is to ensure that this keyword is displayed at the top of the keyword list. then labeled with holding the Shift key all the successive foreign keywords and bring them up the generated main keyword. This way your summarizes all foreign keywords, so to speak together in a group. Now you can watch one gain an overview of which retain this Keyworte You and What want to delete your. Sometimes they are quite useful to find specific images. Keywords with less than a dozen pictures I have deleted because this list lead to an unnecessary and I with Excire can quickly find what you yet.
3. Delete multiple keywords at once
Although you can select multiple keywords with Shift or "Ctrl / Cmd" simultaneously. but if you choose a right click "Delete", the clicked keyword is deleted entirely.
To delete all marked keywords in one go, but you can on top of the "minus" icon in the header of the "keyword list" button.
After that, once again provided an overview. After an import new images verschlagworteter You have the keywords in turn draw only in the category "_FremdeStichworte".
Happy tagging and a great weekend! 😉