MyKeyworder for Lightroom

Keywording just got easier.

MyKeyworder for Lightroom is a free plugin that adds a powerful keywording tool to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

MyKeyworder for Lightroom works on Lightroom v5 and v6 incl. Lightroom Classic CC on both Mac and PC. The plugin is partially compatible with Lightroom v4 - see advanced features below.

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The latest version is 1.30.


Watch the Demo

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

Quick Start Instructions

  • 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 you will only be able to export a maximum of 10 keywords per image unless you make a donation of US$10 or more.

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

    Basic Features

    Many of the questions we get are about the basic functionality, so here is a guide to the key features.

    Advanced 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 (Not available with Lightroom v4)

  • 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.

  • Location tagging - Removed in Version 1.25

  • 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, and make a donation of US$10 or more, 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.
  • I made a donation but I am still getting the donation pop-up window

    If you change computers then the plugin will think that you have not donated yet. This is because Lightroom uses a unique identifier for each computer and we use that identifier to track if you have made a donation. Fortunately it is easy to reconnect the email you used to make your donation to the identifier of your new computer.

    In Lightroom, launch the plugin like you would when keywording an image. Then click on the donate button. At the bottom of the pop-up window, you will see the following: "Please click here to reconnect to an old account." Click on the link and enter the Paypal email address you used to make the initial donation.

    If that doesn't work, open a support ticket. We'll need the URL of the pop-up window that asks you to donate to investigate, so please include that and the PayPal addrss you used to make the donation in the ticket request.

    I can't see the whole of the keywording pop-up, so I can't export the keywords

    This typically happens on smaller screens like laptops. It's easy to fix. Go to File -> Plugin Manager then under MyKeyworder for Lr, you will see Preferences. In the preferences pop-up, you will see an option to adjust the window size. Adding "-50" to make reduce the window height by 50 pixels or choose another number to meet your needs.

    Other problems or still need help?

    Open a support ticket and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

    Change Log


    Fixed: Some users experienced an error message during startup.


    Feature: Ability to remove certain keywords when auto-keywording.


    Feature: Enhancements to the keyword auto-suggest engine.


    Fixed: Keywords taken from the title/caption are now defined as UTF-8, ensuring letters like ä, ö and ü are handled correctly.


    Feature: Further controls for varying screen dimensions


    Feature: Ability to control the window height

    Fixed: Minor Bug fixes

    Fixed: Updated the Donation page style sheet

    Removed: Geolocation tagging - the service being used changed their conditions of use


    Feature: Ability to change the thumbnail size


    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.

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