Lightroom: missing Keywords field from to-be-deleted Publish Services photos

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I don't remember when did it appear, however I tried it with both an hard drive Publish Service and the JF Flickr one.

Published Photos and Modified Photos to Re-Publish work OK, but Deleted Photos to Remove misses the Keywording field:



Opening it in its enclosing folder/collection correctly shows the field with keywords inside.
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Not fixed under Lr 4.2 :(
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I don't think this is a "problem" in the "bug" sense of the term.

i.e. deleted photos are like "totally out of commission" from the point of view of a Lr publish service - i.e. you can't edit them, or do anything with them... - it's like "photo purgatory" - it's not just keywords, and it's all publish services.

It can be unnerving, but my guess: it's just how it's been implemented.

I kinda doubt Adobe will be fixing this, although I have no inside info...

I assume Lr3 was like this too(?) - dunno...
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Sorry Rob, really can't agree with you.
Why should keywords only disappear from a to-be-deleted photo?
Why not location info, or title, or caption, or rating or whatever you want...

For Rejected photos in the Catalog the only difference is the faded appearance in Grid view. Any other detail is (obviously) still present.

No, really, can't view it as anything but a bug.
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Title, caption, location info, and everything else is gone in my case, not just keywords. Here is a deleted published photo as I see it:



I don't know if there's a bug or not - maybe somebody from Adobe will say.
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Yep, I double checked and all those details are missing too.
Let's wait for an employee to step by :)
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Yeah, photos selected in "Deleted" section are like not "selected", and if you try to edit in Develop it even says "nothing selected" or something to that effect. I always assumed it was on purpose, but as I said:

"I really don't know" - I can imagine it either way...

I think I would also prefer to have access to keywords, etc. in case the photo is "deleted" due to a metadata oops (smart publish collection) - the only way to un-oops it is to edit the metadata, and @now: one must go to various folders or collections to do so.

Note - here's what I do as a work-around convenience: Keep a dumb "temp" collection in each publish service. Drag the "deleted" photos into the temp collection - there you can add keywords... - saves from having to drag to a "far-away" collection or go to folder...

Rob
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Rob, that is exactly my starting point.
I removed a photo from a Flickr stream because of Smart Collection rules based upon keywords.
I then went straight on the Keywords fields trying to solve the issue and... the rest is here.
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Gotcha Paolo. Seriously though, I have a temp collection as a part of every publish service, which I use for this purpose. I'm not arguing that it shouldn't be fixed, I'm just saying - get used to working around it and you can still be happy... - Cheers, Rob.
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It's clearly a bug
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Then please click the "I have this problem" button to promote the issue :)
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I've reported the bug directly to Adobe this morning.