I don't think you can do this from within NX2. I've wanted to organize/alphabetize my keywords and the response from Nikon is that the capability is being considered in a later release.
You can get to the list itself in the Registry. You could edit the list there, but make sure you back it up before you procede. I'll try and find the exact registry area and post it. I've been meaning to go in and organize but haven't gotten to it yet.
If anyone knows an easier way, I haven't seen it posted yet.
I edit mine with a text editor to sort/order as I prefer to see the keyword list, and will occasionally remove keywords I no longer use. I don't recall exactly where the config file was stored under XP (but it was part of the roaming profile) and have no experience with this on a Mac.
Wed 10-Mar-10 01:19 AM | edited Wed 10-Mar-10 01:53 AM by rbaskin
I tried working with application.cfg file and found that it didn't have all my keywords in it. I don't know if it anything to do with my starting with NX and upgrading to NX2 and also using ViewNX where I do my keywording.
If the cfg file has all the keywords that would definately be the easiest solution.
In my registry, the keywords are located under:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Nikon NkFramework ViewNX Mainframe IPTCView History Keywords
You could also search the registry for one of your distinct keywords and that should get you there.
Thanks for excellent replies, will try them out later. I eventually received a reply from Nikon Europe to the question. They agree that there is no delete facility but they will consider it for future versions. Dave
All sorted thanks, opened the config & used wordpad to edit. Fortunately I have just started a big sort out session and there are not too many images in my new start catalogue and so I deleted all keywords from the images themselves and can now add them as I go along. Nice new, clean keyword list & a way to do it. Dave
Charles, way back in March you posted in reply to my query about deleting keywords, if you are watching could you please give more help please?
I used your path "C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Roaming\Nikon\Capture NX 2\application.cfg' and have been deleting keywords from there using wordpad but I now find that the original list is remaining in Capture NX 2. ie .cfg presently shows the 26 keywords I want but the keyword arrow in NX2 still shows 37 words as they were before deletion.
I open the .cfg side by side with NX2 and that is what I see. I notice that some of the words in NX2 are in fact duplicates. So to me it seems that NX2 has stored my original list irrespective of what "C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Roaming\Nikon\Capture NX 2\application.cfg' says.