Keyword Manager
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Keyword Manager introduces a brand new way of assigning keywords to your photos in a simple and efficient way.

Keyword Manager expands the functionality of your familiar iPhoto setup, and will greatly enhance your photo management experience. Download and try Keyword Manager today!
  • Hierarchical keyword grouping
    For example, you can have the keyword Paris as a subkeyword to France. Every time you assign Paris to a photo, France will also be assigned to that photo.
  • Much faster than any AppleScript based solution
What's New
Version 1.6b5:
  • iPhoto 9 compatible.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • iPhoto 7 or iPhoto 8



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Keyword Manager User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Jfm commented on 22 Jul 2011
It was an excellent tool. Unfortunately, the developers have decided to discontinue it, for understandable reasons. I quote:

"Some of you may remember that we posted a beta version of Keyword Manager 1.6 earlier this year, which was compatible with iPhoto 9.1.1. However, when version 9.1.2 was released, the beta version no longer functioned. This is because a number of the functions that Keyword Manager uses to do its work were removed from iPhoto in that update.

"Each version of iPhoto that is released requires us to rewrite the entire interface between Keyword Manager and iPhoto, due to the changes that Apple makes to the internal structure of the program. We'd like to stress that this is not unexpected nor in any way Apple's fault. It is just the nature of writing a plug-in for a program without a supported plug-in architecture.

"The economics of keeping Keyword Manager up to date has caught up with us and making the plug-in work reliably in the current version of iPhoto, and then the next one after that, would require a substantial investment in time and resources from our side, and even then it is not certain that we would get Keyword Manager working as well as we'd like."

Sorry to hear that - but thanks nevertheless to the developers for all the good work they did and the time they invested.
[Version 1.6b5]

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Dgeo replied on 02 Aug 2011
Too bad. It was an indispensable plugin for iPhoto. I really hope someone continues their work.
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Bobembry commented on 28 Apr 2011
Following iPhoto 9.1.2 update, Keyword Manager is not working for me. Developer notified.
[Version 1.6b5]

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Gryphonent replied on 29 Apr 2011
Yeah, sadly Apple seems to block out third party apps with each update nowadays. Annoying.
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Bobembry replied on 29 Apr 2011
Heard from the developer this morning:

"Unfortunately, in the latest iPhoto update, Apple removed key components in the iPhoto code which allowed us to hook in and do our magic. This means we need to re-write big parts of our iPhoto connector. Sadly, this is also possibly the biggest change in iPhoto (for our purposes) since we released KM the first time - which indirectly means we need even more time to complete this update."
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Raykloss reviewed on 02 Apr 2011
Has always worked for me. The author works hard to keep up with Apple's changes, but is diligent.
[Version 1.6b5]


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Bobembry reviewed on 02 Apr 2011
I've been using the beta without any issues that I'm aware of.
[Version 1.6b5]


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Anon-Bud commented on 17 Feb 2011
Happy Happy Joy Joy!
[Version 1.6b3]


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Thebryceman reviewed on 16 Feb 2011
It's back! This is one of those gems that should be built in by Apple. Keyword Manager is fast, clean and indispensable if you do a lot of tagging - well worth the shareware fee.

Now if only Apple could fix all the functions they frustratingly deleted or broke in iPhoto '11...
[Version 1.6]


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Chas_m commented on 14 Feb 2011
About bloody time ...
[Version 1.6]


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Memphisbird commented on 09 Oct 2009
I would have contacted the developer directly, but I don't see any way to do that on the website, except for the forum that is filled with spam. I tried to install the latest update and it tells me there is "no valid iPhoto version on this system." Additionally, the modification date on the downloaded 1.5.3 installer says March 29, 2009. Is it really an update? Do I have the correct file? Do I even need this update? My current version is working just fine.
[Version 1.5.3]


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marook commented on 30 Mar 2009
Ahh, that is so nice - back to tagging my photos!
[Version 1.5]


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displaced tipped on 01 Nov 2007
I got it to work in Leopard :)

Look in /Library/InputManagers/ and ~/Library/InputManagers and delete SIMBL.

Re-download the latest SIMBL from http://www.culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php and let it install.

Re-install Keyword Manager.

If you have anything in ~/Library/InputManagers, move them to /Library/InputManagers.

Leopard will only run InputManager plugins from the all-users Library.
[Version 1.3.2]

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qubex commented on 02 Nov 2007
Brilliant! It worked for me too.

I'm somewhat ambivalent about relocating all my InputManagers to /Library though - I'm inclined to not trust injectable code further than I can throw it.
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22duke had trouble on 23 Oct 2010
same here, developer please update or offer uninstaller
[Version 1.5.5]

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Getsomesauce commented on 24 Oct 2010
You can get answers to questions like yours on the developer's website:

Q: How do I uninstall Keyword Manager?
A: The easiest way to uninstall Keyword Manager is to use the installer program that you used to install the plug-in. If you don't have the installer on your computer, you can download it again from this website. You can also uninstall Keyword Manager manually by deleting the file KeywordManagerPlugin.bundle in the folder ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/.

Q: Will Keyword Manager work with iPhoto 9 (iLife '11)?
A: We are currently looking into that. We'll let you know.
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Ryszard had trouble on 21 Oct 2010
Same "can't reach the developer any other way" message.

iPhoto '11 does not load Keyword Manager as "untested." Removing the Keyword Manager folder from Applications Support, however, does not un-install the plug-in completely, so iPhoto issues the warning every time it's launched. Need a compatible version of KM or to know where all the pieces of it are so I can manually uninstall it.
[Version 1.5.5]


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Brennanbones had trouble on 08 Feb 2010
I see no contact info on the website, and for the forums, we need to be approved to post, and I have not yet been approved, so I'm posting here hoping someone will know...

I have iPhoto '09. When I'm in the 'Photos' section, I have it set up so that the Event Title appears; with all the photos showing, they are still split up by events.

When we click on the keyword to for it to show us all the photos with that keyword, is there a way for the results to be grouped by event, and for it to show our event title? Just like it would if I were to search the keyword?

Thanks.
[Version 1.5.4]


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umijin had trouble on 30 Mar 2009
Hmmm... The updater wouldn't work with iPhoto '06 (said it couldn't find a compatible version of iPhoto). The previous version had this limitation, and the MU description suggests it still works with '06.
[Version 1.5]

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Johan Lindström (developer) replied on 03 May 2009
Version 1.5.1 is compatible with iPhoto 6.
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Andrew-Scott had trouble on 31 Jan 2009
Does anyone know if it's possible to get this version working with iPhone 8.0?
[Version 1.4.3]

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Jfm replied on 09 Feb 2009
I hope a new version will be released soon - it will probably take a few days. I am waiting for it too, I find it very useful, and the exciting additions to iPhoto don't replace this plugin.
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qubex had trouble on 26 Oct 2007
The latest Apple iLife update + Leopard install has killed Keyword Manager. It no longer appears in iPhoto. Uninstalling/reinistalling doesn't work.

Any idea when it'll be fixed? It has become second nature to me by now, I can't work without it!
[Version 1.3.2]



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M-Rick rated on 17 Apr 2014

[Version 1.6b5]



Vasj62 rated on 11 Jul 2013

[Version 1.6b5]


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Version Downloads:1,588
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:02 Apr 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Keyword Manager introduces a brand new way of assigning keywords to your photos in a simple and efficient way.

Keyword Manager expands the functionality of your familiar iPhoto setup, and will greatly enhance your photo management experience. Download and try Keyword Manager today!
  • Hierarchical keyword grouping
    For example, you can have the keyword Paris as a subkeyword to France. Every time you assign Paris to a photo, France will also be assigned to that photo.
  • Much faster than any AppleScript based solution
    AppleScript based solutions become excruciatingly slow when assigning and removing keywords from a large amount of photos. Keyword Manager taps directly into iPhoto's own keywording system, for optimal performance.
  • Intelligent solutions for fast keywording
    Smart auto-completion helps you increase the rate at which you keyword your photos. Non-obtrusive auto-correction suggestions helps you avoid creating similar duplicate keywords.
  • Assign keywords while in full-screen mode
    With Keyword Manager you can still assign keywords to your photos, even when viewing them in full-screen mode.


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