Adding Keywords to Multiple Photos

If you’ve got a photo that has keywords associated with it and you’d like to copy those keywords to other photos, try this. In Library grid view, highlight the photo that has the keywords attached to it. Then go to the Keywords panel. Highlight all of the keywords that you want to use there. Now press Ctrl + C (Mac: Cmd + C) to copy them. Go to the grid again and highlight all of the photos that you’d like to copy the keywords to. Finally, press Ctrl + V (Mac: Cmd + V) to paste the keywords in to those photos. Keep in mind that you can add keywords upon Import too, but if you don’t, at least you’ve got a way to do it after.

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog,, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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