Lightroom Keywords nesting in SmugMug not fully supported?
I posted this in API Integtration some time ago, no response. Since it seems like a bug in the SM+LR plug-in, I'm reposting here.
Should Lightroom sync with SmugMug include the metadata created in Lightroom...specifically nested Keywords? It doesn't seem too...
After much experimentation with nesting Keywords in Lightroom, it seems the smoothest with least side-effects is to use > to indicate hierarchy and therefore nesting. This is in many Lightroom examples and tutorials, and nicely displays as nested Keywords in LR.
Unlike forward or back slashes in Keywords which can have unwanted consequences, nesting character > seems benign, probably the reason Adobe uses it. I can use it in other photo apps Keywords to indicate desired heirarchy and they are nicely understood in Lightroom, displaying the desired Keywords nesting.
But, not in SmugMug, where the nesting character > seems to be rejected, simply removed from Keywords. That's a huge disappointment, breaking SM - LR integration. And seems an unnecessary restriction.
Can we get Lightroom's Keywords > nesting support fully into SmugMug?
EXAMPLES OF USE
Keywords values in 3 photos:
Trips>Yosemite>1988>Bear in camp Trips>Yosemite>1989>Bear destroys camp Trips>Yosemite>1990>Bear wins
Result in Lightroom, but not in SmugMug:
Trips Yosemite 1988 Bear in camp 1989 Bear destroys camp 1990 Bear wins