I have 10,000 digital images in all formats which have had keywords added in BridgeCS3 and Lightroom. My deep heirarchical controlled vocabulary of botanical/scientific names and other technical jargon has grown to such huge proportions that neither Bridge nor Lightroom can handle it. So, I am switching to EM2. ┬ But I am very worried. ┬ I have been told that my Bridge keyord list will flatten on import into EM. Further reading has me concerned that the metadata embedded with images also will not import properly adn may be entirely lost.
1) will keywords and other metadata remain associated with my images when I import them into an EM2 catalog?
2) has anyone used services or scripts by John Beardsworth in the UK to have heirarchical keyword lists transformed for use in EM? I found him on the internet and I am considering this service. His site is www.beardsworth.co.uk