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How to Create Keyword Sets in Lightroom 3

By Pye Jirsa on May 17th 2011

(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this article can be downloaded below.)

Keyword Sets are essentially presets, but for keyword groups. Lightroom comes with a few different keyword sets, such as Wedding Photography, Outdoor Photography, and Portrait Photography. But, the power of Keyword Sets is really in creating your own keywords that are specific to whatever type of photography you are shooting.

Keyword Sets will allow you to maintain consistent keywording across all of your catalogs and across whatever type of photography you are shooting. In addition, creating Keyword Sets will also allow you to use the Keyword Set shortcuts to quickly apply keywords to your images.

In this Lightroom video tutorial, we will be teaching you how to create Keyword Sets, as well as how to use Keyword Set shortcuts to quickly apply keywords to your images.

Enjoy!

Exercise File Download Links:

Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users courtesy of Lin and Jirsa Photography and Undfind for educational purposes only.

Full RAW Exercise Files (552MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (129MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.
Lightroom Catalog – Contains all of the changes, edits made within this article.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for posting.

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