Lightroom: People-Keyword importing

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LR6 now uses 'people- keywords': these are keywords that can be assigned to facial-recognition results. When you have a keyword marked as a 'people-keyword', its value will be auto-suggested as you apply names to faces.

At the moment, in an imported list of keywords, surrounding a keyword with [ ] denotes categories, and { } denotes synonyms. It would be useful if there was another bracket set that could denote keywords as people-keywords, such as <> or ** or ++.

If this was implemented, you could then import a keyword list that contains people-keywords, and have these names immediately available for facial tagging. I think this would be a very popular feature with your users.
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TIMOTHY MAKINS

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John Ellis

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There are a number keyword attributes that can't be specified in an imported keyword file, including the Person attribute. It would be great if the keyword file let you import all of them.

That being said, an easy workaround is to select all of the imported keywords in the Keyword List panel, right-click, and do Convert Person Keywords To Person Keywords.
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John - If you import a hierarchical list, you don't want all words to be converted to Person Keywords, only the actual names. The whole point of a Person Keyword is that it is auto-suggested when facial tagging.

Companies
**tab** Facebook
**tab** **tab** Management
**tab** **tab** **tab** Mark Zuckerberg

In the above imported keyword list, the only Person Keyword should be 'Mark Zuckerberg'.
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If most of the imported keywords are person keywords rather than parents, then you can select all the imported keywords and deselect the parents using Ctrl/Cmd before invoking Convert. Conversely, if most of the imported keywords are parents rather than person keywords, then you can select the persons individually using Ctrl/Cmd before invoking Convert.

Somewhat tedious, but better than individually converting each keyword one at a time.

And I do agree that it would best if you could specify all the attributes of a keyword, including personhood, in the imported file.