• Carl Seibert says:

      Ahhhhhhhh…… yes. I must start writing about keywording. Soon.

      Keywording is a tricky thing for me to get my arms around. The “right” approach to keywording is very specific to the needs of whoever owns a collection. For example, the objective for a stock photo (return for as many queries as possible) is likely to be exactly opposite the objective for a privately-owned collection (returns as narrow and relevant as possible). Keywords and captions interact with each other, too. It’s a huge topic.

      I’m working on figuring out how to wrestle this thing to the ground. Hopefully, I’ll be ready to fire a first volley in a couple of weeks. And absolutely, I’ll do how-to videos.


      By the way, if you have a specific question, I can take a stab at it right here in the comments. 🙂

  1. Peter says:

    Thankyou Carl for a one stop shop guide to Photo Mechanic metadata.

    You have answered all the questions I had on the subject and more besides!

    Well done


  2. Erik Freeland says:

    Hi, I am exporting files from Lightroom 5 with all of the metadata. But when I open in Photo Mechanic, the captions are missing – along with other crucial info. Any idea why? They do show up when I open the file in Affinity Photo, so I know they are bing exported.

    I have just captioned hundreds of images.

    Thanks for any guidance you may have.


    • Carl Seibert says:

      That’s scary. I’m not sure my Lightroom experience goes back to LR5. And I have only an hour or so with Affinity. All that said, I’ll get with you offline by email and we’ll see if we can figure this out.

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