Open up iPhoto and then use the Window option on the top menu for iPhoto; alternatively use the keyboard shortcut Cmd/Ctrl+K.
When the new window appears you will see all of your keywords as little buttons. You can drag and drop these into the top space to add as a shortcut.
Thankfully the window can be resized so you can see all of your keywords and they can be easily dragged too. Make the window as big as you need.
Drag and drop as many keywords into the shortcut window as you like. In the button you’ll now see a letter – this is your new shortcut button.
With your top bar adequately stacked with your favourite keywords it’s time to refine the shortcuts and do some housekeeping. Hit the Edit button.
Make changes to keywords to either make them more specific or make them much more general. Use the Rename button to make modifications.
With a keyword that has a shortcut selected, use the Shortcut button to begin editing the shortcut. We find numbers far easier to remember than letters.
You can also use this editing window to add and remove keywords using the plus and minus buttons. If you opt to remove, an iPhoto prompt will appear.
After a couple of minutes’ work you will see that your keywords shortcut list suits you better and your main body of keywords should be much tighter.
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