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Lightroom: Flickr publish service incorrectly handles multi-word keywords in 2015.2.1

The LR Flickr publish service in CC 2015.2.1 / OS X 10.10.5 is causing Flickr to handle improperly multi-word keywords.

For example, if you publish a photo with the keywords "Peter Ellis" and "Lake Powell", Flickr will show four keywords attached to the photo: "Peter Ellis", "Peter", "Ellis", "Lake Powell", "Lake", "Powell". This is incorrect.

However, these methods do not exhibit the incorrect behavior:

- Publishing to Flickr with CC 2015.1.1 and the LR Flickr publish service.
- Publishing to Flickr with CC 2015.2.1 and the Friedl Flickr publish service.
- Exporting to the desktop from CC 2015.2.1 and then uploading to Flickr via the Web browser.

All these methods result in Flickr showing just the keywords "Peter Ellis" and "Lake Powell". Thus, the bug is specific to the Flickr plugin in CC 2015.2.1.

In all cases the export settings were the default plus these: Include All Metadata, Remove Person info unchecked, Remove Location Info unchecked, Write Keywords As Lightroom Hierarchy checked.

At least three others have reported this problem:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1980380 (majbadger)
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1984212 (Bill Ingalls, NASA HG PHOTO)
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1986323 (SyrinxGC)

Screenshot of correct Flickr keywords:


Screenshot of incorrect Flickr keywords:

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5 years ago

This issue should be corrected by the Lightroom CC 2015.3/6.3 which is available today.

Details here: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Will this update fix the memory issues too? Will this update somehow allow me to correct the previously uploaded keywords? Since I went back to 2015.1.1, LR is approximately 1 million times faster than 2015.2.1. I don't want to update if I am just going to have to go revert again. Thank you.

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It should fix a number of issues due to the roll-back.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Here is an issue that the update does not fix. Any improperly parsed keywords for photos published to Flickr with 2105.2.1 cannot be fixed by republishing with 2015.3 (or 2015.1.1, for that matter). Will there be a fix for this? I uploaded 1500 photos to Flickr with 2015.2.1 and as it stands now, my options are to manually edit the keywords on Flickr (I don't think you could pay me enough to do this) or add the photos to new photosets in LR and publish as new (and of course, delete the already uploaded, incorrectly keyworded photosets and lose all comments, stats, etc). Is there any way for LR to correct this without doing either of those options?

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Good question. Let me ask the eng that worked on this issue if he has any guidance.

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Thank you for following up. An additional oddity has occurred. I just keyworded, edited, and published 39 photos with 2015.3. The photoset already existed in LR, but only had 1 photo in it. As publishing progressed, photos were arbitrarily grouped into 'published' and 'modified photos to republish', such that when all 39 were published, 20 were marked as published and 19 were marked as 'modified photos to republish' despite nothing being done to the photos by me once I initially clicked 'publish'.

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5 years ago

I am experiencing this problem as well. I first noticed it when I went from using LR5 on a Win7 machine to LRCC on a Win10 machine. Behavior is exactly as described in the above post.

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Thanks, John.

-Ben

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5 years ago

Contrary to the original post, I still experience this bug in 2015.1.1 with a caveat (see below). I rolled back LR to 2015.1.1 to fix terrible memory problems that began a week or so ago as well as a new bug (for me) in which LR would only publish 3 photos at a time to Flickr which began happening 3 days ago.

My point, in this thread though, is that I republished (with 2015.1.1) some photos with the improperly separated keywords from being published with 2015.2.1 and they are still improperly separated after republishing. Photos that were NOT previously published with 2015.2.1 have the proper keywords when published for the first time with 2015.1.1. As an example, I had a photoset of 30+ photos. I published with 2015.2.1. Only 3 were uploaded. I quit LR, uninstalled, resttarted PC, installed 2015.0, and then 2015.1.1. I published the rest of the photoset - all of those keywords are correct. I republished the first 3 photos with no other changes - these keywords are not correct.

Is this something that would be fixed with a potential update? Or is there another way to properly parse the keywords? For all previously published photos with incorrectly parsed keywords, would I have to delete the photosets and reupload as new with 2015.1.1 or with a new update? I hope that is not the only option since I would lose all stats, comments, etc.

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What if you add a dummy keyword to the photos and then republish again? It may be that Flickr is being "smart" and noticing that the republished photo hasn't changed, so it doesn't reload the keywords.

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Actually, I just tried that. The dummy keyword is properly uploaded. All previously uploaded keywords remain incorrect.

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That suggests removing the keywords, republishing, adding the keywords, republishing. Painful, but you wouldn't lose stats and comments.

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Also tried, actually editing the photo and republishing. Still no luck. All previously uploaded keywords remain incorrect. Then I made a virtual copy (not sure what this is exactly) and published that, all keywords are properly uploaded. I suppose a virtual copy is essentially a new photo, so perhaps not surprising that its keywords were properly uploaded.

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"actually editing the photo and republishing." That's different than removing the keywords -- did you try that?

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5 years ago

This keywording bug almost broke my spirit for sharing anything online. I just published a test image with my standard set and it looks exactly as intended. I almost don't want to trust that it could be this simple–set keywords in LR, share to Flickr, see same keywords appear on Flickr without an hour of tedious cleanup. But I can try to trust again.