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Keywording with the Painter tool

From: Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

Video: Keywording with the Painter tool

Next I want to take a look at how we can add keywords by using the painter tool, an also, how we can work with the keyword list in order to add keywords into filter an find specific photographs. Let's begin by taking a look at how we can use the painter tool. Go ahead an press the G key to enter into the grid view. Next what I want you to do is to navigate to the toolbar which is located in this area here. And click on the triangle icon and choose the option for painter. This will open up the Painter Tool. You can then click on it, in order to customize what you're going to use or add with this particular tool.

Keywording with the Painter tool

Next I want to take a look at how we can add keywords by using the painter tool, an also, how we can work with the keyword list in order to add keywords into filter an find specific photographs. Let's begin by taking a look at how we can use the painter tool. Go ahead an press the G key to enter into the grid view. Next what I want you to do is to navigate to the toolbar which is located in this area here. And click on the triangle icon and choose the option for painter. This will open up the Painter Tool. You can then click on it, in order to customize what you're going to use or add with this particular tool.

Here rather than flagging, I want to choose the option of keywords. I'm going to go ahead and name this or add a particular keyword here which is California. So go ahead and type that in there. And then you can position you cursor over the image, what this will allow you to do is add that keyword to these photographs. All you need to do is click, and when you do that, you can see that it will add that keyword. When you're finished with adding keywords in that way, you can go ahead and click done I should also point out that you can add multiple keywords, just seperate those by adding a coma between the various keywords.

Alright well here let's go ahead and click done. Next, let's look at how we can work with our keyword list. Well here in the keyword list, you can see I added the keyword "California" to 5 photographs. What I can do is I can just view those 5 photographs by clicking on the little arrow icon Notice that the arrow icon will show up as I hover over the various keywords. In this case, when you click on that, it will then filter. And just show you the images which have those keywords applied. It also show us our metadata filtering option open.

And here, it's showing key wording. And showing us those images. And that that particular option is selected. Now, if we want to turn this filter off, what we can do is we can click on this metadata panel first to close it. That will then turn the filtering off. And here you can now see you can view all of these photographs. Let's go back to the Jeff folder in order to view that, so we can really focus in on that particular folder. And this image here. Well what about using the keyword list to add keywords? Here I'll scroll up so that we can see the area where we have the keywords for this picture.

Notice that for this first photograph we have these keywords applied, California, Jeff Johnson, Train Tracks, and Ventura. I also want to apply the keyword for the camera that was used, in this case a large 4 by 5 camera. To do that, just navigate to the keyword list and here we can click on that checkbox. You'll notice that that key word will now show up here as one of the keyword tags for this photograph. So here we're discovering yet another way to add keywords. We looked at how we can use the painter tool.

And how we can add keywords by simply adding the keyword here, and clicking on the photographs. We also explored how we can begin to work with the keyword list. This way, we can add or remove keywords by clicking the checkbox. We can also do some filtering by clicking on the Arrow icon which is located to the right of the keyword name there. It will just show us the images which have that particular keyword tag applied.

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  1. 2m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 22m 0s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      3m 52s
    2. Adding flags, stars, and labels more quickly
      5m 10s
    3. Using Auto Advance to speed up rating photos
      4m 44s
    4. Rating and ranking groups of photos
      1m 50s
    5. Rating and ranking in the Grid and full-screen modes
      4m 5s
    6. Quickly delete rejected photos
      2m 19s
  3. 14m 0s
    1. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 44s
    2. Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files
      1m 51s
    3. Filtering by text, metadata, and file type
      3m 3s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 30s
    5. Stacking photos into groups
      2m 52s
  4. 18m 14s
    1. What is a collection?
      2m 36s
    2. Creating a collection to group images together
      4m 35s
    3. Creating targeted collections
      2m 50s
    4. Using Quick Collections
      2m 42s
    5. Using Smart Collections
      5m 31s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Overview of the new Map module
      2m 47s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 21s
    3. Creating saved locations
      4m 41s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      4m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 58s
    3. Making incremental adjustments to images
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Playing video in Lightroom
      2m 40s
    2. Trimming a video
      3m 47s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 21s
    4. Setting the poster frame
      1m 54s
    5. Capturing a still image from a video
      2m 12s
  8. 11m 1s
    1. Exporting to a hard drive
      3m 29s
    2. Publishing to a hard drive
      4m 18s
    3. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 14s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Using Fast Load DNG
      5m 0s
    3. Saving size with Lossy DNG
      6m 23s
  10. 27m 56s
    1. Adding keywords
      6m 3s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 35s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 13s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      3m 4s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 24s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 36s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      4m 1s
  11. 31m 0s
    1. External editing preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      6m 15s
    3. Editing an original TIFF or PSD
      4m 30s
    4. Editing an original JPEG
      5m 36s
    5. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop
      4m 3s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 16s
    7. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 57s
  12. 27m 40s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      5m 51s
    2. Exporting photographs with previously used settings
      1m 32s
    3. Creating and using exporting presets
      3m 45s
    4. Emailing photographs from Lightroom
      6m 40s
    5. Using Publish Services to export photographs to a folder
      5m 16s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      4m 36s
  13. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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