Adding keywords to photos manually is a time-consuming process. And if you ask me, it’s very boring, too. But Imagga’s Wordroom could help you to significantly speed things up. It’s an Adobe Lightroom plugin that uses AI to “see” your photos. It scans them and automatically suggests up to 30 keywords, and it’s completely free to download and use.
Wordroom relies on an algorithm that analyzes your photos and gives you relevant keywords. Of course, it can still miss sometimes, but you can help it improve and it will become better the more you use it. If you get any irrelevant tags for your images, you can still manually define tags that best describe the photo and help the algorithm improve.
In the video below, you can see Wordroom in action:
Installation of the plugin should be quite easy, and you can find detailed instructions here. When you open Lightroom and go to the Library view, you can access the plugin from the Library > Plug-in Extras menu. Note that it only works in Lightroom, but you can shout out to @imagga on Twitter if you’d like it for Photoshop as well.
One thing you may wonder about is safety. Imagga writes that it transports transport your photos via a secured connection and doesn’t store them locally. “The image itself is used only for the purposes of auto-keywording it,” Imagga writes. “If you agree to the terms, we might use aggregated keyword data from your pictures to improve the overall quality of the image auto-keywording technology.”
You can use Wordroom without registering for your first 100 photos. After that, you’ll need to register if you want to continue to use the plugin. Now, it’s free to use, but there’s a limit: it’s only free if you auto-tag up to 2,000 per month. I don’t know about you, but for me, that number is impossible to reach so I’d say it’s pretty generous. If you use it for more than 2,000 per month and up to 12,000, there’s a paid subscription that costs $14.
To get started, all you need to do is enter your email address so Imagga can send you the plugin, and you can start using it immediately. If you decide to try it out, let us know your impressions.