Bridge: merge and rename many keywords in one go

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Allow us two things:

1. To select many keywords and merge them into one or many other. As sample,
imagine you would select all the following keywords: 911, 9-11, nine eleven, World Trade Center Disaster and would be able to replace them in one go by one (or many), e.g. "terrorist attack". All files which used the older keywords would get now the new one. The older keywords wouldn't continue to exist.

2.Imagine you have there two keywords "aurora borealis" and "polar light". In the moment we try to rename the second keyword using the name of the first one, Bridge says that there is already a keyword called "aurora borealis". Give us the possibility to merge the two keywords in this case instead to just inform us, that one of them cannot be renamed this way.

Thanks, Michael
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Colorwaves

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Colorwaves

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in addition:

1. Add an editable and very compact list of (only used) keywords which would be displayed on the left hand as feedback, when we select one or many files. In the current situation we see a huge tree, completed by further huge lists of existing keywords. Some of them are selected, some other aren't. It is absolutely unprofessional to need to consult the whole huge construct to locate the keywords for deselection. More exact: I need to consult a list of many hundred keywords, to be able to deselect just three of them. This is a no go!

2. Also: better highlight the used keywords in the three. Use e.g. a clear blue for an every relevant entry line, including also parent directories, when branches are collapsed.

3. Do we select one or many files, then highlight the keywords which correspond to them within the filter list. Use a clear and good visible color for the keyword lines.

4. Allow to rename a keyword if we double click on it.

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The current work with keywords in Bridge is frustrating! Too complicated, too confusing because of a bad overview and the necessity to jump between too many views instead to do the most things within the same one, too many things must be done one after another, instead to be able to solve them in one go.
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Colorwaves

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A further related problem is the following:

Imagine you have a keyword tree and "Baby" is one of the sub-keywords. Then you add diverse already key-worded images to your database and display them in Bridge. Now imagine the new pictures also contain the same keyword "Baby" you are already using, but simply not included in an identical hierarchy or not on the same hierarchical level as your first "Baby".

In this case Bridge doesn't recognize the "Baby" as an already used own keyword. The problem is, when we are working with a lot of keywords, we cannot keep everything in our mind. So we will eventually add further keywords, although they are already there. The structure grows in a dirty way.

The suggestion: automatic keyword duplicate highlighting. This would give us the chance to timely overview the situation. And second: an option to merge them, if needed.
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Of course we also should be able to select and drag many keywords at once. It is very frustrating to need to create complex hierarchies, when you just can move one single keyword at a time.

I don't really understand, why is it necessary to post a suggestion like that. This is a so self-evident thing!
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Colorwaves, all of these ideas are good and should be implemented, I agree. Most of them, I already thought of on my own, and I'm glad to see someone else agrees.