Hi, I have 7,000 images that I've imported into Lightroom, from PhotoElement 3. The keywords in Lightroom are no longer in a hierarchy. My theory is that it was a result of the way I had the hierarchy in PhotoElements and/or how the keywords were written to the .jpg/.tif files via Elements. I'm trying to figure out how to fix 7000 images, but I can't seem to figure out how to store the hierarchy in the keyword field.
For example, I have a picture of my dog Casey and I. The hierarchy
When I manually enter:
Casey > dogs, me > People
it ends up getting stored as
And yet, I have a picture of my dog Shadow, whose keyword field looks like:
Shadow > dogs
I think I created the "Shadow" tag using painter and/or via drag-n-drop. I tried creating a "Casey2" keyword and applying it to the photo using these methods. It still shows up as "Casey, Casey2, me" (not the "Casey, Casey2 > dogs, me" as I had hoped).
What is the proper format for keyword hierarchies? I would like to fix these once and have the data stored properly so the next move to software package "x" goes more smoothly (if possible).
Any suggestions, recommendations as to how to fix my keywords would be also greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
karen c (kc)
ps. I can see the xml in the jpg file, and it shows the hierachy, but it looks like it's a lightroom only feature. Hoping to verify it's a Lightroom specific tag, as opposed to an industry accepted tag?
<rdf:li>People|me</rdf:li> <!-- shows hierarchy for people -->
<rdf:li>dogs|Casey</rdf:li> <!--shows hierarchy for dogs -->
<rdf:li>Casey</rdf:li> <!-- hierarchy of People/dogs lost! -->
From the header, it looks like "hierarchicalSubject" is a Lightroom specific tag. I was hoping to confirm this.
<x:xmpmeta xmlns:x="adobe:ns:meta/" x:xmptk="Adobe XMP Core 4.2-c020 1.124078, Tue Sep 11 2007 23:21:40 ">