keywords generation

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Is it possible to implement photo recognition to generate keywords?

I have seen this kind of functionality on an online photo community (I don't know if Adobe already provide it to its online one). I was thinking that this functionality will be a powerful tool for non professional photographer to improve their use of a software like Lightroom that provide tools to take advantage of keywords in photos.

I use Lightroom for long time, but in order to exploit my photo database I need an continuing improved set of keywords. As I develop my way to practice photography I'm more demanding about Lightroom features that are powerful like collections... But one limitation is brain and memory (speak for myself only) because I'm facing a problem : how can I extract photos that share the same features in order to work on them and see if I can make a coherent collection.

I'm not so wise to implement a complete dictionary of keywords, and giving coherently keywords to all my photos is a task that will take too long time and probably will be pledge by inefficiencies in the keywords definition.

So will it be possible to implement IA photo recognition and to generate set of keywords on each photo of a given database, like face recognition does. It will save precious time and give the opportunity to all users to discover common elements in their photographic practice. A analysis module could also provide automatic collection themes based on the most shared keywords or can provide interface that allows the user to select a specific theme and explore differently its production.

Exploiting past photos is a growing problem and this kind of feature will be helpful and powerful if connected to other LR existing functionalities. It will help me (and probably some others) to focus on ideas and photo selection/improvement.

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Yes, Adobe already has this kind of tech being tested under the hood, although the keywords aren't surfaced anywhere and are just used for image search. You can test that out at if you have a CC membership and turn on technology previews.

You might also like to google for the Lightroom Excire plug-in, which is offering the same kind of functionality you're suggesting.
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Thanks for the answer,
Unfortunately I don't have CC membership, I use LR 6 so I will follow your suggestion and look for Lightroom Excire plug-in.
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Another plugin is MyKeyworder.
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There are at least four plugins, plus Adobe's cloud solution, for automatically tagging photos. See this post:

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