by Julieanne Kost

 Comments (5)


April 6, 2011

While I love the ability to start typing in a keyword and have Lightroom complete it for me, not everyone seems to be of the same opinion. To turn off the “Auto Complete” keyword suggestions, select Catalog Settings > Metadata and uncheck the option “Offer suggestions from recently entered values”.  Note that you can also Clear All Suggestions List at any time.



  • By Mark Levesque - 6:07 AM on April 6, 2011  

    In a similar vein, prior to version 3, the import dialog would default to the last set of keywords used. As anyone who has shot multiple cards for the same job can attest, this can be very helpful. With Version 3, all the keywords are cleared out after every import. Is there any option to enable the previous, desirable behavior, or are we stuck having to remember to copy the keywords prior to importing so we can paste them in the next import?

    • By Julieanne Kost - 3:34 PM on April 8, 2011  

      Mark, You are correct, we no longer auto-fill the last used keywords in import as too many customers were adding the same keywords to every shoot without realizing it.

      So that the right eyes see these requests, and so that we can also gather interactive feedback from additional Lightroom users, may I request that you post these suggestions here:

      Thank you for your feedback.



  • By Johan Kielbaey - 12:02 PM on April 7, 2011  

    Interesting, but I wonder if the opposite is also possible? That one can type a keyword in the textbox that says ‘click here to add keywords’, but that it has to be an existing keyword. A typo can easily create a new keyword and in time a lot of similar keywords can be created which would result in a chaotic and inconsistent keyword list.

  • By john vallas - 3:50 AM on April 3, 2012  

    How do I turn off “Auto Complete” in Lightroom 4. It is a very annoying feature

    • By Julieanne Kost - 10:57 AM on April 10, 2012  

      Go to the Catalog Setting > Metadata and uncheck “Offer suggestions from recently entered values”.