When entering a keyword in the metadata field, ON1 displays a popup list when you begin typing. This USED to be very handy, as it allowed you to just grab a previously entered keyword rather than typing it all in. The list USED to be displayed in alphabetical order, which of course is the only logical way to do it. But things changed somewhere along the way and now the display order isn't logical at all. It seems that some sort of AI search algorithm is used, such that the popup list now displays all keywords with any portion of the letters you have entered into the keyword field. For instance, if I commence typing "tree" into the keyword field, I get a list of keywords also containing the name "Street" and I have to scroll down a long ways if I want to select the keyword "tree." It's become so cumbersome to find a keyword this way that it's no longer practical at all - now I just fully type in the keyword even though I may have entered it countless times before.
Really now, this is just plain silly - I can't imagine that anyone would want keywords to pop up in a list in any order other than a simple alphabetical order. The program no longer works to help me, but has taken a giant step backwards.
After entering a new keyword, the next time I start to enter that keyword it may not show up on the popup list at all. And it's not just new keywords that behave that way - sometimes an already-existing keyword doesn't show up in the popup list even though I can find it in the master keyword list.
The master keyword list is USUALLY shown in alphabetical order, but not always. For example, I had entered the keyword "Nix Timothy" and found it in the master keyword list between "Austin_NV" and "award." The whole keyword aspect of ON1 is messed up badly - does nobody test it before release? I had to pay for an upgraded version to be able to use capital letters in keywords - will I also have to pay for an "upgrade" to be able to have my keywords shown in alphabetical order? Yes, I'm feeling a bit frustrated here - I have a lot of time invested in ON1 and need the DAM to work right - ON1 isn't giving the DAM the same priority as they are giving to the photo editing aspects.
Please sign in to leave a comment.