Lightroom: Keywordgroups, Keywordicons and a tagging dialog

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I would like to see keyword handling like in kphotoalbum (with a few improvements). This means:

Allow recursive filtering:
-after selecting a keyword show only the keywords that are assigned to the pictures
fullfilling the selection criteria
-clicking on a keyword adds it by default as an and criteria to the filter
-there is a display of the current filter, which allows removing keywords from it

example:
1.start, i see all pictures keywords
2.I select the keyword duck. I only see pictures which have the keyword duck, the filter panel only shows keywords assigned to the shown pictures (e.g. keywords like metallica, zeplin and gym are not displayed anymore, since they would not rule out any other pictures) The filter displays: duck
3. I select the keyword lake. Now the filter displays: duck AND lake

extension:
Add a button to switch between ANDing and ORing criteria, if or is selected show only keywords that are assigned to pictures beside the currently selected

Allow keywordgroups:
-create groups for keywords (e.g. Persons/General), these Groups can contain hirachies like Lightroom allows now, however in the Filtermenu they are displayed in their own columns
-create an assign dialog similar to the one in kphotoalbum, were you see a column for every keyword group, keyords in the column are ordered by most recently assigned first, each column has a field were you can type to search, with auto completion

Allow setting images for keywords/keywordgroups, like small icons.
This way you can add a picture to the facetags (if you bring face recognition, which I expect to come with lightroom 5, you got to catch up on that, even facebook does it)

P.S.:I wanted to respond here: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh... but the system would not let me, since it looses the style mid way, i guess there is a limit to the number of responses, so I had to start a new thread
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john beardsworth

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"after selecting a keyword show only the keywords that are assigned to the pictures
fullfilling the selection criteria "

Use the Library Filter for this. You can set multiple columns to Keywords, and save this column arrangement as a preset.
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Malte Vesper

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well, i did not know this, however I like the other interface slighlty better, you dont have to setup n (say 4) columns as keyword before you continue.

Maybe one could add the suggested functionaliy as a drop down panel, that only deisplays the filter expression, because otherwise i needs to much space.

Thanks for the hint

P.S.: here is an old video, but it shows the basic functionality (at least the ending without displaying the filter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLqGLQ...
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You only need to set them up once, then just save "4 keyword columns" as a filter preset and in future it's a click away in the drop down list of filter presets. You can also combine it with other column criteria, location for example, so you've actually got quite powerful roll-your-own drilling down into your pictures.