Lightroom: Finding the Photos Without Keywords

category: Lightroom • 1 min read

Keywords and smart collection question:

I have a Smart Collection of photos without keywords, and the photo disappears as soon as I enter 1 keyword but I want to enter more than 1 keyword.

Lightroom’s Smart Collection is doing it’s job, of showing you the photos in Lightroom without any keyword. You have already entered a keyword, therefore it’s not part of this smart collection.

The solution is:

  1. Clear the Quick Collection Windows: Shift-Control-B or Mac: Command-B
  2. Select all photos from the Smart Collection no-keyword
  3. Add all the selected photos to the Quick Collection Windows/Mac: B
  4. Add all your keywords in the Quick Collection.