The Most Complete Lightroom and Aperture (compatible with all versions) Keyword Lists for Wildlife and Nature Photographers

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Speed up your workflow, and feed Google ultra-rich meta-data about your images...

 

 

Introducing our keyword lists (controlled vocabulary)

  1. Nature and Wildlife series: We're happy to introduce three nature & wildlife keyword lists for Birds, Mammals & reptiles, Flowering Plants (flowers), Amphibians, Insects, Fish, for Lightroom 2/3/4, and Aperture 2/3. These hierarchical lists, also known as controlled vocabularies, are rich in common English name entries with corresponding scientific nomenclature, synonyms and multi-language translations (when available), all derived from the well established and massive taxonomy source directed by the US government partnership between the following entities:
    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
      • Agriculture Research Service (ARS)
      • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • Smithsonian Institution
      • National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)
    • Department of Commerce
      • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    • Department of Interior (DOI)
      • Geological Survey (USGS)



  1. North American Parks, African Parks, and World Geography: This is a great complement to the Nature and Wildlife series, adding geography and extensive park information to your local and international photo travels and expeditions. The hierarchy and keyword completeness of these keyword lists will bring much more to your images than just manually typing abbreviated or incomplete park names in the meta-data.
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Birds

Mammals & Reptiles

Flowering Plants

Over 30,000 names! Common names with scientific synonyms, multi-language translations on many terms to expand your chances of being found!

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$19.95

With close to 18,000 names this is by far the most complete Mammals (13,600+ terms) and Reptiles (4,360+ terms) hierarchical list for Lightroom and Aperture you'll find out there.

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$19.95

80,300+ terms!
A rich botanical knowledge base
at your fingertips

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$19.95


Amphibians

(new!)

Insects

(new!)

Fish

(new!)

Over 1,100 terms!

 

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$9.95

Over 9,500 terms. Although the insect world has close to a million species (and counting) with complex scientific names, for performance and usability reasons we've narrowed the list down to those species having common english names.

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$19.95

27,000+ terms!



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World Geo

US National Parks & Sites

Canada Parks

(National and Provincial)

5,000+ terms (continents, countries, provinces/regions, cities)

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$9.95

Entire inventory of national parks, sites, monuments, reserves, preserves, and other important locations. Over 1,000 entries!

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$9.95

Complete listing of national and provincial parks. Over 1,700 listings!

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$9.95


  Parks of Africa  
  parks of africa  

 

Over 870 national parks, reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, forests and other natural protected areas from this incredibly diverse continent. Built for for Lightroom 3 & 4, and Aperture 2 & 3.

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Keyword lists top benefits

  • Speed up your workflow: Your image library is only getting larger every year so being able to search through your own image collection with much more precision and speed is key. Selecting a single term from these controlled vocabularies can associate over 7 keywords (including synonyms, translations, and parent categories) to your image. How quick and powerful is that!
  • Feed Google (SEO) and improve image search relevance: Google cannot do much with your images unless you tell it what they are and where they were taken in the meta-data. The more detail you provide as keywords the better Google understands the context and meaning of your work. This in turn will allow Google to build more accurate and relevant results to people searching images on the internet. Build your search relevance, it's all about your photography and drawing people to your work.
  • Allows you to be accurate, consistent, and thorough with your meta-data.
  • Learn and discover new species that will inspire you to photograph more!
  • Ready to use, extremely easy to import into Aperture or Lightroom. See how.
  • Priced very reasonably to make it a virtually risk-free decision.

 

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About tagging

Whether you're a serious amateur, or a seasoned pro you probably know already how important it is to tag (add meta-data) your photos in Lightroom or Aperture with detailed and accurate information. Not only will this speed up your searches through your own image collections but more importantly, your online viewers/buyers will have much better chances of finding them as search engines increase relevance for every piece of relevant text you associate to an image.

Unfortunately this tagging process is typically a very manual and labor intensive process, many people try to build from scratch ad-hoc keyword lists that most of the time are missing much more than the information they add. This is especially true for nature and wildlife photographers trying to build animal or flower classifications from scratch or from incomplete and often innacurate sources. This project came from my own frustration as a nature and wildlife photographer looking for scientifically accurate and complete hierarchical keyword lists for my images.

Once loaded in Lightroom or Aperture, you can use them as provided, or feel free to combine/trim them to your liking, it's extremely simple and quick.

Efficient and Painless Tagging

You might be thinking, wow, that's a LOT of terms, will it be a painful task to tag my images if I have to navigate all the way down to the keyword I'm looking for? Absolutely not, if you're not sure where the keyword is in the hierarchy, both Aperture and Lightroom provide the "filter keywords" box right above your keyword lists window, it was designed specifically for large keyword sets, just start typing a keyword in that box and Lightroom/Aperture will instantly reduce the choices to show only those matching (entirely of partially) the letters you typed (see example below).

For example, to tag an image of a Green Heron I start typing "green her" (as shown below in the blue contoured text box) and Aperture immediately narrows down my choices to the keywords that contained those letters only, making it incredibly fast to locate the exact node in these rich keyword lists. Lightroom works very similarly.