Lightroom CC 1.2: keywords management

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Keyword management in LR CC is genuinely too basic. Actually, it is even completely useless because of fundamental capabilities missing, such as:
• define a hierarchical organization of keywords
• assist the user in adding keywords (auto completion to avoid misspelling)
• assist the user in removing keywords (warning when the keyword is already used on some images)
• consolidation on "add a keyword to a photo": adding a child keyword to a photo will automatically add all the parents keyword too" 
• consolidation on "remove a keyword from a photo":  removing a parent keyword from a photo should also remove all the child keywords
• keep consistency when renaming an existing keyword (all instances of that keyword have to be updated among the library)
• keep consistency to avoid doubles
• show a badge on image thumbnails in grid view to indicate the presence of keyword
• import/export function
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Bruno Lhéritier

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I approve these suggestions. Sadly, it is a real poor system
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Andy Hewitt

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I definitely agree with this. As I've just bought the Lightroom Queen's new LR CC book, I have been reorganising my keywords. It is a bit of a mammoth task in LR CC though, and it needs a lot of fiddling and workarounds to achieve anything.
I've never been one for hierarchal listings, but I can see the point. I agree it needs much better/simply adding of keywords though, auto-fill, or at least a suggestion pop-up, so you can see if you typed a similar keyword in a different format. It might help some users if there was a selectable list too.
It also needs a way to manage them too, such as in Classic you can easily merge two similar keywords, or retype if you want to change.
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Zachary Zhong

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I couldn't agree more. the current keyword sidebar is so rudimentary that it is worse than the Photos apps. Lightroom CC should learn from its competitor. Capture One Pro is a really great keyword manager.