Speeding up Metadata Entry

by James Duncan Davidson

Last week, I was Wiesbaden, Deutschland, hanging out with fellow photo geek Patrick Lenz. We ran about, took lots of pictures, and traded notes about both photography and Lightroom. Wiesbaden was a lot of fun, especially since it's off the beaten path for tourists. As we traded tips and tricks for using Lightroom, Patrick showed me some really nice little tricks to working with Lightroom, including a few ways to really speed up metadata entry.


2007-09-04 08:35:40
Great tip, but you must have Catalog Settings>Metadata>Offer suggestions checked.
George Jardine
2007-09-04 16:27:26
Hey James,

Good tip. But the ultimate tip (for PJ's at least) is that when you have the Caption (or just about any other) field active, you can move from photo to photo using Command-Arrow. The photo will change, and the field will also remain active.

Cool, huh?


2007-09-04 22:39:37
Thanks for the very good tip.

It would have been even more clever if the pointer could change as a pointing finger - like weblinks - while hovering those metadata fields...


Patrick Lenz
2007-09-04 23:20:32
Hey George,

that's actually the second tip hidden in Duncan's post, located in the lower third :) It's an extremely helpful technique speeding things up immensely!


George Jardine
2007-09-05 06:22:47
How am I ever going to keep up with you guys on my tutorials??? (And yes, I should be reading more carefully! :-)

Thanks, Patrick.