Adobe Lightroom, radical changer of photographers’ workflow the world over, still has some imperfections. Recently, I’ve been frustrated to find that the stack of keywords I assign to stock images are not always exported with the file when using the Export command. I discovered that when clicked in the Keyword List, many of the keywords have the “Include On Export” check box de-selected. I went over and over the Lightroom menus many times, but could not find an appropriate preference setting to use. Finally, I found the cure on the Adobe site.
It turns out that when you import a catalogue from Lightroom 1.x to version 2.0, the default setting is de-selected. However, new keywords created in version 2.0 do have a checkmark. The solution adds a simple Script pulldown menu to your toolbar that converts the keyword library with a few keystrokes.
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/405/kb405074.html Happy keywording to you! Not the great joy of my life.