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In the next few movies, I want to share with you some valuable and helpful keyboard shortcuts that you can use when you're interested in adding keywords to your photographs inside of the Library module. We'll start off with this picture here, which is a portrait of one of my all time favorite people. This is Lynda of lynda.com, and what I want to do is I want to add some Keywords to this photograph, by way of a shortcut. The shortcut to start to add keywords is Command+K on a Mac, or Control+K on Windows. That will open up our Keywording panel, and highlight this field, where we can start to type out some Keywords.
Well this portrait was captured in California, so I'll go ahead and type that out, then press Enter or Return to apply that Keyword. Next I'm going to go ahead and add Lynda's name here, then press Enter or Return. And then finally, I'll type out the keyword portrait as well, and then press Enter or Return. Well, after having added these keywords, what I want to do next is modify or edit one of the keywords. In order to do that by way of a shortcut, we'll go ahead and press Shift+Command+K on a Mac, or Shift+Control+K on Windows.
And that's pretty easy to remember, right? Because you press Command+K or Control+K to add Keywords, then you press Shift+Command+K or Shift+Control+K in order to edit those same keywords. Here I'll press the left arrow key to tab over to Lynda's name. I'm just going to add her last name there, and then press Enter or Return. All right, well now that we've added those Kkeywords, let's take a look at how we can work with Keyword Sets in order to take advantage of Keyword Sets that we've created, or to take advantage of keywords which we've used recently.
In the Keywording panel, if we click to expand the Keyword Sets here, you notice that we can choose different Keyword Sets from this pulldown menu. If we've created custom Keyword Sets, as I've created here, we can scroll through those by pressing the Option key on a Mac, or Alt key on Windows, then by pressing the 0 key. Here, you can see it's scrolling through these various Keyword Sets. That can be really helpful if you have some custom Keyword Sets that you've created which are relevant for your type of photography. Well, in this case, what I want to do is I want to click on this pulldown menu, and choose Recent Keywords, because I want to take advantage of these few Recent Keywords, which I just added to this portrait, because I want to add those to another portrait of Lynda; this one right here.
Well, to take advantage of those, once again, we'll press and hold Option on a Mac, or Alt on Windows. Now, you may have noticed that each of these keywords is associated with a number, so that if I want to add the keyword Lynda Weinman, I can go ahead and press Option or Alt, and then the number 7 key. If I want to add the keyword portrait, again, press Option on a Mac, Alt on Windows, and then tap the 8 key, or whatever number key it is for the keyword that you want to add. In this way, it can really speed up our overall Keywording workflow.
All right, well there are a couple more advanced Keywording shortcuts that I want to share with you, and we'll talk about those in the next movie.
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