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Photoshop Lightroom 3: Visual QuickStart Guide by Nolan Hester

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6 Using Keywords

Keywords act as tags for your photos. Because they are tucked into the metadata of each photo, they stay out of the way until you need them to help you find a particular photo. When you first start adding images to Lightroom, the keyword feature may seem more bother than it’s worth. Once your catalog grows to several hundred (or thousand) images, however, keywords become essential for pulling that one photo from the digital haystack. If you hope to sell any of your images, remember: Stock image agencies depend on keywords when seeking photos. So keywords may be a bit of a bother, but they can be worth the time—and the ...

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