This free Lightroom plugin uses AI to automatically add keywords to your photos

Jan 21, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This free Lightroom plugin uses AI to automatically add keywords to your photos

Jan 21, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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:

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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.

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Dunja Djudjic

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10 responses to “This free Lightroom plugin uses AI to automatically add keywords to your photos”

  1. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
    Jolyon Ralph

    So what about existing libraries? To auto-tag my library at 12,000 images a month will take over three years – and that’s if I don’t shoot a single new photo in that time.

    Nice idea, but no.

    1. lewisfrancis Avatar
      lewisfrancis

      Perhaps you could use it going forward and rely on your manually tagged process for older images?

      1. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
        Jolyon Ralph

        No, I’ll just wait until Adobe provide such a feature as standard. I’m sure it’s coming

        1. O'Neil Castro Avatar
          O’Neil Castro

          great logic

    2. Burt Johnson Avatar
      Burt Johnson

      Or perhaps you can pay the whopping fee of $14…?

      1. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
        Jolyon Ralph

        That is WITH the paid plan!

    3. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Do you really want to auto tag everything in one batch and have ‘Fish” assigned to all your Flamingos? ;-)

      Even in the promotional video there are so many wrong tags with images they have tested before for sure. I don’t want to know how this works in a real-world collection.

      1. lewisfrancis Avatar
        lewisfrancis

        As far as I can tell you can’t auto tag everything with one click, but have to step through your images in order to use the tool.

        I played with it a bit last night and am guessing I’ll always want to deselect all the keywords, reselecting the ones I want to use; would like an option to have the generated keywords deselected for each image. Even so, still saves a lot of time and comes up with keyword ideas I might not have thought of.

        1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
          Carsten Schlipf

          Sounds like a more reasonable process.

  2. lewisfrancis Avatar
    lewisfrancis

    Interesting idea — I suck at keywording so this might be the ticket.