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Lukasz Obermann

Keywording and keywording order

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Hi there

 

I have a question about keywording. When we are tagging the images is the order of keywords important? Or it simply doesn't change anything? I am asking because I am thinking about starting keywording in Lightroom (Now I am doing that in Alamy image manager) and as we all know Lightroom automatically is organizing the keywords in alphabetical order.

 

Is there any difference about the first keyword and the last?

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Thank you for a fast reply Geoff! Really helpful. I will be keywording in LR then, in case I would ever think about submitting in different agency/agencies.

 

You mean "black dog" as a one keyword?

 

Lukasz

Edited by Lukasz Obermann

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For example if I have a typical image of a black dog. Is it better to use only a keyword "black dog" or it will be better to use 3 keywords to give it more weight - "black dog", "black" and "dog" ?

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That's an easy test anyone can do in 2 minutes:

Try searching for

Black dog London

and

Black London dog

If after this you think you just found out that word order does not make a difference, then now search for:

London Big Ben

and

Big Ben London.

 

Confused?

 

wim

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I just checked that and yes. Now I am confused. After searching for London Big Ben and then for Big Ben London the results are different a bit. So how it is then?

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My brain hurts....:wacko:

Edited by M.Chapman

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There's only one solution: test any keyphrase you are about to use.

And if  you're the belt and braces type, look it up in AoA also.

 

wim

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