keywords in LightRoom

Godfrey DiGiorgi gdigiorgi at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 20:11:36 EDT 2009


Boris,

They're in the SQLite database (.LRCAT) file that Lightroom uses to do
its operations.
Muck with its internals at your own risk.

On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 4:18 AM, Boris Liberman <boris71 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jostein, do you also happen to know where LR2 stores the keywords it knows,
> as I'd like to play with it some having read your story below?
>
> Boris
>
>
>> I never saw the LR1.
>> In v2, you can create a text file with a certain indented format, that
>> will import to LR as a hierarchy. It works like this:
>>
>> Animals
>>     Pets
>>          Cats
>>          Dogs
>>     Livestock
>>          Pigs
>>          Horses
>>
>> If you assign the keyword "Horses" to a picture, it automatically also
>> gets Animals and Livestock.
>>
>> If you want a keyword "container" that's supposed to be just a
>> placeholder for terms, not a keyword you can enclose it in square
>> brackets, eg. "[Animals]". Assigning the keyword "Horses" to an image
>> will then make LR supply Livestock, but not Animals.
>>
>> Further, you can supply synonyms by using curly brackets:
>>
>> [Animals]
>> ....
>>     Livestock
>>          Pigs
>>                {Swines}
>>          Horses
>>                {Equines}
>>
>> "equines" is now a synonym for Horses, meaning that when assigning
>> "Horses" to an image, it also becomes searchable for the synonym.
>
>
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