Lightroom: Increase the number of cells in the Keyword Set

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Hi,

For keywording, my typical first step would be to have a look at the standard photo categories (Example given below taken form www.shutterstock.com homepage) to enter as "generic keywords" before entering the "photo specific keywords".

For the generic keywords, the only asssistance I have in LR is "Keyword Set". But I find the no. of cells it has only 09 which is limited. According to the below list, if I have at least 30 cells I could easily visit the relevant Keyword Set and then select the appropriate categories from it at once.

Is there any way I could increase that or how do I make a request to Adobe regarding this?

The standard categories I found in Shutterstock.com:

Abstract
Animals/Wildlife
The Arts
Backgrounds/Textures
Beauty/Fashion
Buildings/Landmarks
Business/Finance
Celebrities
Editorial
Education
Food and Drink
Healthcare/Medical
Holidays
Illustrations/Clip-Art
Industrial
Interiors
Miscellaneous
Model Released Only
Nature
Objects
Parks/Outdoor
People
Religion
Science
Signs/Symbols
Sports/Recreation
Technology
Transportation
Vectors
Vintage

Thanks

Dhammika Heenpella
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Dhammika, you just have made the request to Adobe - they're reading this forum and other users can also vote on ideas that they'd like to see.

At the moment, the number of cells (9) is linked to their keyboard shortcuts (Alt 1-9 / Opt 1-9), I have regularly heard requests for additional cells for mouse-bound users, so it has my support. I'd find it useful myself.
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This would be useful. There is also a suggestion to make keywording it's own module which I think would good. Please search the topics and add your vote to any of the proposals that you support.

-louie
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Is there any way of creating a Keyword Set with more than nine entries in Lightroom?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom Keyword Sets.
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I'd like the ability to have more than nine keywords in a Keyword Set in Lightroom. The limit is very restrictive, especially when you're labelling shots for stock libraries.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Increase the number of Keywords in a Keyword Set.
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This would be a huge help to me. I realize they were made to work with the numerical shortcuts, but when I'm tagging clips one by one in loupe view, I use the keyboard and mouse.

If there was a setting to add more cells or even let it expand as you minimize other pallets, it would making tagging a lot easier.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightrooom: More slots in Keyword Suggestions/Sets.

Hi Adobe,

A suggestion I'd love to see in Lightroom 4: could the number of 'slots' for keywords in the Keyword Suggestions and Keyword Sets be increased from nine to twelve (or even more)?
My reason for my request is that many sports teams have eleven players, and it would be so useful to have the entire team's players names available all at once - it'd save me some time in my workflow if this could be done.
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Geoff
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Extended keyword sets.

I would like an extended keywordset next to the set of 9 keywords.

When tagging all players in a soccer team, including coaches, (not using the people option - because a lot of them are missed and players from opposite teams get tagged with wrong names so a lot of corrections to be made) it would be nice not to be limited to sets of 9.
Now I have to go through all of the photos and tag the first nine players, then go through all of the pictures again with the next set of nine names.
I understand that with a set of 9 you can enter the keywords with the num-pad shortkeys.
In an extended set you could have the first 9 correspond to shortkeys and the rest have to be either clicked or (if available) CTRL+numpad or SHIFT+numpad)

I do have some workarounds, but an extended set would come in very handy to speed up the process.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom key wording: Increase the size of the 'Keyword Suggestions' and "Keywor....

When adding keywords, especially with names of people at family gatherings, I quickly find I have to start typing names which is a pain.
I realise the current panels with 9 options per set is so people can use the number pad to select a displayed keyword - which technique I don't use as I prefer to use the mouse.
I do not use the right hand panel for anything else and would like to see both the "Keyword Suggestions" and "Keyword Set" extended by, say, double vertically and possibly one column horizontally so there are 18 or 24 cells available.
This extended feature could be a selected option.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Unlimited keyword sets by user.

Why is there a limit to creating keyword sets to 9 items. i.e. If I wanted to create a keynote for the months of the year, I'd need twelve. It'd be nice to add as many as I'd like.
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28 votes to have the number of cells increased.
Yet, another new Lightroom (LR8), with just 9 cells :-(

Please, Adobe, give us more cells to speed up our keywording.
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Hear!  Hear!  At the very least the set should match the minimun IPTC sections and top-level metadata.  Ideally, there shouldn't be any limit.  Nine is simply arbitrary set by some developer who is not a photographer.
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I think the number of nine elements is based on the keyboard shortcut functionality (see e.g. https://www.lightroomqueen.com/community/threads/keyboard-shortcuts-for-keywording.30944/ ).
Nevertheless it's too less for a daily tagging.
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That's probably how it got started...took little initiative om the development side.  But from a useability standpoint, nine is far too few.  This should have been changed years ago.  Instead Adobe wastes time on useless features pros never asked for and do not want.