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DAM Issue # 3 - Keyword Popup List Disorder and Craziness

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I use the Keyword List and just click on the radio button to add the appropriate keyword to the selected images. It has a search feature to limit what is displayed in the list that may help.

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  • George Hall

    Thanks for the reply Brian.  I know you can enter keywords that way, but it seems like a rather awkward way to do it.  What I mean by that is that the entry of keywords is most conveniently done using the keyword entry field with the rest of the metadata - that's the reason for having it.  I enter a lot of other metadata as well - I usually enter a description of the photo that is rather general, keywords that are more specific, and other metadata such as the image location.  Some of this I do by using presets (copyright info, some locations where I have taken lots of photos, etc.)  but some requires more individual attention.  I have entered keywords the way you describe, but it requires me to move from the metadata entry area down to where the master keyword list resides, then search for the keyword and select it.  I suppose if I was only entering keywords I could do it that way.  My keyword list isn't huge - I have a bit over 1100 entries so far but I'm just getting started and expect that number to become several thousand at least.  So I do need to be able to locate and enter keywords quickly.  Thanks again

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  • TREVOR BENNETT

    For what its worth, I too have run into a myriad of metadata issues with my files. Everything from truncated gps coordinates, to extemporaneous commas added into my keywords, to keywords missing and more. Unfortunately, after reporting these issues the engineers weren't able to reproduce them, so I don't have much hope in them getting fixed. To this day I still have these issues occuring, especially the random comma getting added to the beginning of all of my jpg's keywords.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    The leading comma is a cosmetic issue in how the keywords are being displayed in that field. It has nothing to do with any of the actual keyword problems nor any affect on the keywords themselves. I've learned to ignore it.

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  • TREVOR BENNETT

    Yes, I suspected that as well. However, I've noticed a few things regarding it. First of all is that you can remove it and embed the metadata and it disappears which is strange if it's only cosmetic. The other is that I've seen a relationship between the leading comma and disappearing keywords in the metadata, or so I suspect. One of my metadata issues came about from using the rename function on a keyword to replace it with another keyword (think correcting a misspelled keyword on all of your files that have it). After doing this I had the leading comma issue only in my jpegs and at first almost every one of those affected files was also missing a keyword, while the ones that didn't have the leading comma weren't affected and had all of their keywords intact. Maybe coincidence, but I've just run in to a large number of metadata issues and it's hard to see the relationship between them anymore.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Please keep notes on all these issues and report them to support. Especially those issues you are able to reproduce. Even if they come back with, "We can't duplicate the problem" it does give them more data points to work with.

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  • TREVOR BENNETT

    Yes, I have reported all of these issues along with extensive notes and plenty of sample files as well. I continue to report these issues when they pop up in new manners as well. I don't want to derail the OP's thread though. I just wanted to add some of my own issues with the metadata and keywords. Hopefully they will be able to narrow down some of these issues soon so that we have a stable product.

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