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DAM Issue # 2 - "Orphaned" Keywords, Unable to Search/Filter

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Yes, ON1 does have some problems with keywords. It can find keywords and add them to the Keyword List then not find the image they came from. It seems that those it cannot find were embedded in the image file itself, not read from a sidecar file.

    I have never seen keywords disappear by themselves. The problem I have is they keep showing up when I thought I had removed them.

    All I can tell you is to keep reporting the problems you find to support. With each release things do improve.

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  • George Hall

    Brian, thanks for the reply.  I lost a lot of keywords (see my earlier post "DAM Issue # 1").  None of the other metadata was missing - so, for instance, all of the "description" fields still contained what I had entered.  The data was only in the ON1 sidecar fileds, I had not embedded it - my procedure is to do that when I export the files.  However, it seems like I should start embedding the metadata right after I have entered it just to have another "backup" of the data.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Embedding the metadata as a backup is my SOP so other software I may choose to use will be able to see it too.

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  • George Hall

    Another point worthy of note; if I edit one of the keywords, ON1 displays a message that says "Changing Photos" - this seems to indicate that ON1 is finding the photos to which the keyword has been applied and is then changing it - but even after editing a keyword, if I then double-click it ON1 displays a blank screen and is (apparently) unable to find the photos.  

     

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I feel your pain. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever that the program cannot find the images it used to find the keywords in the first place. All we can do is keep reporting things like this to support and send them the files exhibiting the problem so the engineers have some data to work with.

    Are you George Hall the aviation photographer?

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  • George Hall

    No, I'm not that George Hall - but FWIW I was a pilot in my younger days and took a few flying pics back then.  Oh, and I was shooting with a Minolta SRT 102 in those days, almost always color slides or B&W negatives (I developed and printed B&W pics myself).  Never a pro, though I did use to shoot Little League team photos in the summer to pay for my gear and shot a few weddings for friends in college who were too broke to hire a real pro. 

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Sounds a lot like me, right down to flying while I was in high school and shooting a Minolta. :)

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