MyKeyworder for Lightroom


MyKeyworder for Lightroom is a free plugin that adds a powerful keywording tool to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that works on Lightroom v5 and v6 on both Mac and PC.
The plugin is partially compatible with Lightroom v4 - see detailed features below.

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The latest version is 1.23.


Watch the Demo

The silent demo video will show how easy it is to keyword your images using the plugin.

Quick Start Guide

  • Download MyKeyworder for Lightroom and save it to a location of your choice

  • Unzip the file you downloaded. If you are on a PC, you'll see the result is a folder. If you are on a Mac, you'll see the result is a single file.

  • Open Lightroom and install the plugin via the Lightroom Plugin Manager (File -> Plugin Manager -> Add) and select the folder/file that you unzipped earlier.

  • Restart Lightroom

  • Select an image that you would like to keyword

  • In the Lightroom menu bar, visit File -> Plugin Extras -> MyKeyworder for Lightroom -> Tag image(s) individually

  • Enter a few keywords into the search box and click "Search keywords"

  • Move the most relevant keywords from the left column to the right column using the arrows

  • Click "Save keywords to photo" to finish.

  • Note that without making a donation you will be able to export a maximum of 10 keywords per image.

  • Then reflect for a moment how fast that was compared to your previous workflow!

    Detailed Features

    Select multiple images

  • If you select multiple images, you can use "Batch mode" to apply the selected keywords to multiple images simultaneously.
  • If you select "Tag images individually" then the tool will cycle through the images for keywording without having to close and re-open the tool.

  • Auto extraction from Title and Description

  • If you complete the Title and Caption metadata fields before you open MyKeyworder for Lightroom to tag an image, the plugin will automatically attempt to identify relevant keywords from those fields.
  • Advanced Setting for Windows users: If you want to edit the words that are ignored by this function, edit the "Connectors.lua" file within the plugin folder.

  • Auto identification

  • The auto identify button uploads a thumbnail of the image where image recognition is performed to automatically identify the contents of the image and recommend keywords. This featuere is not available for users of Lightroom v4.

  • Location tagging

  • If only partial location metadata has been added to the image, the location tagging tool aims to help fill the Sublocation field by seeing if one or more of the keywords can be matched against nearby places.

  • Good to Know

  • You will need to be online for MyKeyworder for Lightroom to work.
  • Use the Donate button inside the plugin to remove the 10 keyword export limit of the free version.
  • Most stock agencies have a limit of 50 keywords per image so choose wisely and don't keyword spam.
  • Still need help?

    You can email us at and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Change Log


    Fixed: Minor Bug fixes


    Fixed: Minor Bug fixes


    Feature: Alphabetical / relevance order maintained in "Final Keywords for Photo" section

    Fixed: Minor Bug fixes


    Feature: Placement of new keywords below a special keyword "New keywords" - this makes life a lot easier if you have keywords in a hierarchy

    Feature: Ability to save keywords in UPPER CASE

    Feature: Addition of Copy / Paste field

    Fixed: Crash on large keyword selection

    Fixed: Reuse of keywords below top level keywords - previous version just added to top level

    Fixed: Not adding keywords with different case twice, e.g. Travel and travel.


    Fixed: Dynamic window height adjustment for smaller screens

    Fixed: Slow setting of keywords in batch mode. Should be faster for batches with more than 3 images

    Fixed: No popup alert that new version is available for download


    First public release


    While we have absolutely no intention of causing any harm to your computer or lightroom library, we still need to include a statement as such, so here it is...

    Software downloaded from the MyKeyworder web site is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of fitness for a purpose, or the warranty of non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, MyKeyworder makes no warranty that:

    • the software will meet your requirements
    • the software will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free
    • the results that may be obtained from the use of the software will be effective, accurate or reliable
    • the quality of the software will meet your expectations
    • any errors in the software obtained from the MyKeyworder web site will be corrected.

    Software and its documentation made available on the MyKeyworder web site:

    • could include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. MyKeyworder may make changes to the software or documentation made available on its web site.
    • may be out of date, and MyKeyworder makes no commitment to update such materials.

    MyKeyworder assumes no responsibility for errors or ommissions in the software or documentation available from its web site.

    In no event shall MyKeyworder be liable to you or any third parties for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not MyKeyworder has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use of this software.

    The use of the software downloaded through the MyKeyworder site is done at your own discretion and risk and with agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from such activities. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from MyKeyworder or from the MyKeyworder web site shall create any warranty for the software.