Saturday, January 5th 2008
Since I only use Lightroom for keywording my JPEG photos, I want to be able to save my keywords to the JPEGs without changing the actual image at all.
The fact that Lightroom by default modifies the look of JPEGs even though I haven’t touched a single slider is pretty annoying, but now I have found the solution.
When exporting the photos (Ctrl+Shift+E) you can choose to export the original image data untouched by lightroom’s mischievous fingers. To do this, select the “Original” option under File settings -> Format, in the Export dialogue.
Then, when I hit Export, the images will be saved in a new location. They will be exact copyies of the original, but they will be keyworded just as I want them, with synonyms, etc.
You may think: Why doesn’t he just hit Ctrl+S to save the keywords to the original files? Well, because that action won’t save keyword synonyms, and it doesn’t obey the checkboxes
Include on export and
Export parents. So I’d get all my keyword categories saved to the photos as well (for instance
Colour and shape), which I really don’t want there…