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3.1K Points

Thu, Oct 19, 2017 7:11 AM

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Lightroom Classic : Ability to sync Keywords with the Lightroom Ecosystem

Keywords do not sync correctly: When added on the mobile app (iOS), they do not appear in LR classic and not in LR Web (I deleted the new LR CC immediately, this version does not make sense to me).
Same problem into the other direction: Keywords from LR classic do not appear on the mobile app. 
Attention: At this stage the whole keywording within the iOS app should not be used!

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70 Points

7 m ago

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back keyword syncing between Lightroom Classic and Lightroom.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Feature return request - Keyword syncing

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132 Points

7 m ago

Is there any hope for keyword sync ever being implemented?

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274 Points

6 m ago

When I change metadata fields in Lightroom Classic, some metadata update in Lightroom Cloud and some do not. For example, changing the Title or Caption fields in Classic does propagate to Cloud but changing some other fields does not. Or rather the changes propagate to the photo that's in Lightroom Cloud but Lightroom Could does not "see". 

For clarity, let's say in Classic I change photo title, caption, and keywords from black to "Frustration". Then I update metadata in file and sync, and look at the photo in Lightroom Cloud - Title and Caption metadata updated but keywords field is till blank. But when I save the file from Lightroom Could, all 3 fields are actually updated to "Frustration". So, frustratingly, lightroom could actually gets out of sync with the actual file it stores in the could. 

This is very inconvenient because editing metadata is easier to do in Lightroom Classic, but then all that work is lost because there seems to be no way to get the Could to be aware of some of the changes. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Meta-data update inconsistent

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274 Points

6 m ago

But there is syncing of keywords, it's just badly broken. Keywords sync to the files stored in Lightroom CC, but Lightroom CC stays unaware of them. That is just bad software design and poor user experience. 

Why can't this be fixed? The simplest way to address it would be for Lightroom CC to re-read keywords on file change just like it does on file import. It will still be infinitely better than the current mind-blowingly poor design decision. 

For what it's worth, I'm already at a point of NOT recommending Lightroom to anyone ever, but this is pushing me to migrate away myself. The team just keeps making one bad software design decision after another and when they are pointed out, the response is borderline offensive. 


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132 Points

6 m ago

So I already pay for an individual subscription to the entire Creative Cloud.  The only way Adobe can get more money from me would be if keywording worked well between the Lightroom versions - I would then move my entire massive photo collection into the cloud and happily pay for the needed cloud storage.  Maybe there’s just not enough of people in my situation.  

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60 Points

5 m ago

Having a mobile app is great, but I need to sync keywords to and from Classic. After all, this is just software. Please add this feature to the next sprint to solve this limitation.

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70 Points

5 m ago

It is hugely inconvenient that keywords don't synchronize between these two platforms. The extra work flow entailed to correct for this significantly reduces the usefulness of LR Mobile.

Please correct for this! 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Keyword synchronization between LR Mobile and Classic?

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86 Points

4 m ago

Concur with those who have stated that this is extremely disappointing. This makes using LR Cloud at an adjunct to LR Classic (which seems the most natural use case, but what do I know) even more limiting.

Is there a mechanism for moving information from the Cloud to Classic environment? What I mean is, if I want to mark a photo or set of photos in the Cloud and then use that knowledge once I'm in Classic... How can I do that? (Keywords, labels, comments all either don't work or have massive constraints). Right now I am using the photo Title as a stop-gap, which is obviously a horrible answer.

Really quite irritating.

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60 Points

2 m ago

Why doesn't Adobe feel that this feature is not useful?  If they feel that Keywords are not important then why to they provide the ability to input keywords?  What use are keywords that are different between Classic and Mobile?  It is crazy that this bug has been here since the they started to sync, and they don't seem to want to fix it.  If they wont fix it they should remove keywording; but that would make people realize that there is a problem that most people don't know is there.

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60 Points

14 d ago

Agree with all the posters wishing this feature would be made available. Keyword syncing can’t be hard.