Keyword Master is a powerful keywording assistant for Adobe Lightroom 2 and later.
Photographers who sell their work on-line understand the high importance of good keywording - if your images aren't keyworded properly then they won't be found by potential buyers.
The problem with keywording is that it's a long and laborious process. It's hard to think of keywords, and it's time consuming to type them in. Keyword Master helps to relieve these issues by providing photographers with a tool to help them gather or harvest keywords from other sources.
The concept is simple: use the the best resource available to you - the Internet. Search for similar images on-line and then cut and paste the keywords you find into Keyword Master. Keyword Master significantly improves your workflow by automatically removing any formatting and punctuation, thus extracting the keywords from the text. Common words and duplicates are removed.
For example, keywords copied and pasted directly from a stock site might look like this:
PeopleClothingFurnitureCasual ClothingShoeFriendshipHappinessEnjoymentCityCommunicationT-ShirtShortsLifestylesVerticalWaist UpFull LengthOutdoorsProfileSports ShoeBrown HairCaucasian EthnicityLatin American and Hispanic EthnicityMulti-Ethnic GroupMixed Race PersonRunningSittingUsing VoiceSmilingRestingRedDayBenchHealthy LifestyleFunExercisingSidewalkAdultYoung Adult20-29 Years30-39 YearsColor ImageWeekend ActivitiesAthletePedestrian WalkwayTwo PeopleSeatMenOnly MenWellbeingLeisure ActivityPhotographyAdults OnlyShirtFacialExpressionPromenade
Keyword Master will extract the keywords for you:
20-29 years, 30-39 years, adult, adults only, athlete, bench, brown hair, casual clothing, caucasian ethnicity, city, clothing, color image, communication, day, enjoyment, exercising, expression, facial, friendship, full length, fun, furniture, happiness, healthy lifestyle, latin american and hispanic ethnicity, leisure activity, lifestyles, men, mixed race person, multi-ethnic group, only men, outdoors, pedestrian walkway, people, photography, profile, promenade, red, resting, running, seat, shirt, shoe, shorts, sidewalk, sitting, smiling, sports shoe, t-shirt, two people, using voice, vertical, waist up, weekend activities, wellbeing, young adult
This gives the photographer a solid starting point to work from. It's much quicker and easier to start with a bunch of keywords than it is to start completely from scratch. You can then remove the irrelevant ones and use this base to spark your own ideas and add extra keywords.
Owners of Lightroom 3 gain the benefits of extra functionality: once the keyword list is ready Keyword Master can apply the keywords to the selected images. For advanced keyworders — such as those who use a controlled vocabulary — Keyword Master will help you to ensure that you reuse any keywords that are already defined in your hierarchy.
Payment and Updates
The trial version is fully functional however it will randomly insert an 'x' into the middle of keywords as you gather them up. All updates to 1.x are free.