Colors for parent keywords

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request coloured Meta-Tags folder option similar to pics...thx

https://twitter.com/kaese2002/status/1150448514238963713?s=20
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Color labels for folders was added in Lightroom Classic 7.3.
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sure...for library file folders...but not for meta folders 
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Ah, keywords? Can you explain how that would help your workflow?
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Im collecting photos of airplanes and upload them to a database. The database is quality checked and not every picture is accepted. So for me a plane is called collected when the database accepts a pic. Due to i tagged all my photos it would be nice to mark them in the Meta tags section as accepted or rejected for example with red or green.
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You keep talking about ‘meta tag folders’, but there is no such thing in Lightroom. That is what confused me initially. I assume you mean the parent keywords that you used to organise your plane keywords? I’m still not sure what you would like to color label. The keywords? The parent keywords?

How would this be better than using a red or green label on the image? I assume that a certain image gets accepted or rejected, based on the quality of that image. Not a certain plane. So a label on that image makes more sense than a color label on a keyword.
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watch the picture i attached on the latest post. See the different number of pics in each folder? I call it folder..Not sure what else it could be called. I just want to mark the registration "subfolder" and the airlines folder. Marking every single photo is for sure available since ages...

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Look at the name of the panel. Isn't that 'Keyword List'? You cut off the screenshot so I can't see the name of the panel, but I wouldn't know what else it could be. This is not a folder, these are keywords. We usually talk about 'parent keyword' for what you call 'folder' and 'sub-keyword' for what's inside of them. So 'Lufthansa' is a parent keyword and all the plane registration numbers are sub-keywords of Lufthansa.

I still don't understand your workflow. Sure, marking individual images is slower than marking a whole bunch of them, but aren't individual images accepted or rejected? Or is the whole batch an 'all or nothing' thing? I mean: does a particular image of Lufthansa D-ABEB gets rejected/accepted, or do all your images of Lufthanse A-ABEB get rejected/accepted?

By the way, it is pretty easy to label a whole bunch images. Suppose you want to label all 11 images marked D-ABEK with a red label. Then all you need to do is hover over D-ABEK. You'll see an arrow appear behind that number. Click on it and Lightroom will show you these 11 images. Select them all (Ctlr-A/Cmd-A) and click on the label you want to assign. Done, all 11 images now are labelled. You can do the same thing if you want to label all Lufthansa images.
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Thanks for the explaning...now it seems clear what we are talking about. Its exactly what you wrote. Since i have some phases where no new photos are taken im looking into finding rejeted photos in my library. Right now im doing that via checking my upload report from the database or the database itself.. But offen im also finding photos that have never been uploaded. So the most easy solution could be colouring the "parent keyword" for knowing "i collected this airline" and later the single registrations for "i collected this plane".  But the coloured mark should not be added to photo as well since there is a possibility to catch a plane on different locations or dates and they are all accessable under the single keyword no matter it is accepted or rejected... It ́s just a mark for the keyword: "It ́s catched"
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I believe you have to check out Collections. It seems you are trying to use keyword labels (that don't exist) for something that is much better done with collections. Collections are like virtual folders, but contrary to normal folders you can add an image to as many collections as you want. 
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got a solution...using emojis after tagging