by Julieanne Kost

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October 13, 2011

In Lightroom you can mark a keyword so that it doesn’t export by double clicking on the keyword in the Keyword panel and unchecking Include on Export. This may come in handy when using hierarchical keywords. For example, you might have France, Germany and Italy all under the parent keyword “Countries” to make them easy to find. However you don’t necessarily want the “Countries” keyword to be exported.

At this point some of you might be thinking of adding a  “nickname” for your client – perhaps something that you wouldn’t want them to see. If you want my advice – don’t do it. Seriously, accidents happen.


  • By Jan Kabili - 3:32 PM on October 13, 2011  

    Hah! That would be embarrassing Julieanne.

  • By Jeriko Fox - 6:14 PM on August 9, 2012  

    Is there a way to make a “empty” metadata preset for export? Let’s say I want to post a photo anonymously to some website and I want erase all the privacy related metadata. Or should I make a virtual copy and clean up the metadata in Lightroom and then export it? (Because I obviously don’t want to lose the metadata for good.)

    • By Julieanne Kost - 5:47 PM on August 13, 2012  

      If you create a metadata template which has blank fields AND a check to the right of each field, LR will replace that metadata with the “blank” data.

      Of course this only works for metadata that you can edit and you should test on one file before posting it.