Filter by Keyword Count

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Hey all! Not sure if this is a feature already or there's some other way of getting at this, but basically I'm working on building up my catalog from a backlog of many years of existing photos. At first I tried working folder by folder in order to assign keywords, working in multiple passes within the same folder assigning different sets of photos within each folder relevant keywords. However, while this was thorough, I found it to be incredibly time consuming.

So I went with Peter Krogh's suggestion of creating a filter for un-keyworded photos and working in sets and broad categories from there. This is speeding up the process significantly. Howeva! I would like to be able to come back through and refine this; for example, I may decide one set of studio portraits is best tagged with "studio", but in this workflow all the photos disappear from the filter set once one tag has been assigned.

I was wondering if there would be some way (if this is a plugin or there's a workaround or even implementing this as a feature) to add a "number of keywords" option to the filter bar. That way, once I finish assigning one keyword to all the photos in my catalog, I can start the process over with all the photos that only have one keyword and work from there.

This would also help assigning more specific keywords to a photo that only has what is now a parent level tag. For example, I tagged some photos with just my home city, but then as tagging went on I added many more specific tags. I'm having a hard time finding the photos with just the parent level tag that could be more specific.

Would love to hear y'alls thoughts on this!
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Nicholas Seitz

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Glenbo

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Good Idea, I use no keywords to get me started, but it would be handy to be able to filter by all sorts of things like IPTC keywords like location etc :)
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john beardsworth

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Look up my Search and Replace plugin. Its Parse and Audit feature (which works without buying the plugin) has a keyword count field.
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Nicholas Seitz

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Awesome! It's a shame that photos have to be audited to reflect changes, but this is definitely handy. Thank you!!
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Roelof Moorlag

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I'm inspired by Peter Kroghs books also and i'm following much from his workflow tips.
I'm using 'helperkeywords' to hold track on the things i want to do with my photo's. That started with my new images (with an import preset) but later i put them on all  my old work also. Some examples of these helperkeywords: @not_yet_located, @not_added_names_yet, @not_added_event_yet, etc. 
I based a set of smart collections for each of these helperkeywords.
When i have some time, i work on a (small) set of images. After keywording them properly, i remove the corresponding helperkeyword.
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Nicholas Seitz

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Ooo I like that! Thank you! I'll set this up as my starting point for new imports and just work through the backlog using John's awesome plugin. I also need to keep working through the DAM book because I don't remember getting to this part yet lol.
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"I'm having a hard time finding the photos with just the parent level tag that could be more specific."

There's a simple but obscure way of doing this: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/how_to_filter_for_entered_as_opposed_to_impli...