Lightroom Desktop: Select & add used tags/keywords to other photos (Tag Cloud)

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Right now it seems that if I want to add a tag/keyword to a photo I have to input it individually every time. For example, if I have 10 photos to be labeled "dog", I have to write "dog" for each photo and that's 10 times.
Would very much appreciate if it's possible to select previously created/used tags for other photos. Would make categorizing much faster. 
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Have you tried to do that? You should be able to select all the images in either of the two grids and type the new keyword into the keywords box....it will be applied to all the selected images.

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Thanks for the reply.
I have tried that and I know it's possible to apply one keyword to multiple photos at the same time, but I was talking about if it would be possible to choose from old keywords to add to new photos. Like, keywords that have been used on other photos before can appear under the type bar of a new photo as predictive choices, and one can simply click a keyword to apply it to the new photo.

 I know that if I have 100 photos ready to be labeled with the same keyword, it's easy to do it at one time. But if I have a new photo to be labeled the same keyword, I have to type that word (or words) again. That would be rather inefficient if new photos were to be added frequently. 
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If you have an image which has a keyword or keywords which you want to apply to a set of other images, select the image that has the keyword AND the images you wish to apply it/them to. In the keywords panel you will see that existing keywords for all the selected images are split into two sections: Keywords that are applied to ALL selected images, and Keywords that are applied to SOME of the selected images. The keywords that you want to apply to the other images will be in the latter section, and if you hover the cursor over the target keyword(s) it/they will turn blue. Click on the keyword when in the blue state and it will then be automatically applied to all the other images (and it will move from the "Some" sectionto the "All" section).
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Thanks for the solution. I did not know that and it does help! 

Personally I would still like to have the existing keywords appear automatically in the keywords panel, though. I collect many reference pictures and most often would open and add (new or existing) keywords to each photo individually. The solution you mentioned can be very helpful if I only look at the pictures' thumbnails, but often I'll have to open a picture to see the details and decide which keywords fit it.
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So would an autocomplete (start typing d, it suggests dog, daisy, etc.) do the trick, or you want a tag cloud of existing keywords to choose from?
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Thanks for the reply. A tag cloud. That’s exactly what I was thinking of.