Mammals of the World Keyword List
Mammals of the World is a keyword list file created by professional photographers to simplify wildlife keywording workflow. It contains keywords for over 5,600 species and subspecies of mammals and includes not only common names, but also genus / species names, full taxonomic structure, descriptive terms, colors, behaviors, and more. Be sure to check out our blog, where we post breaking news and user reviews.
Searchable by common name or part of the common name, the keyword list ensures that you will never again have to type in long pseudo-latin scientific names when keywording your images in Aperture* or Lightroom. In addition, a number of other taxonomic names such as the kingdom, phylum, class, order, family and other sub-categories exist as parent keywords and are automatically applied when you tag your image.
Mammals of the World keyword list can currently be imported into both Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture without adversely affecting your current keyword database. Upon import, the keywords are available for immediate use in keywording your marine wildlife images.
Mammals of the World keyword list sells for $24.95 and is available as a direct download.
We also offer a trial version that includes over 600 keywords, including sample species, colors, descriptive terms and behaviors.
Buy Mammals of the World for $24.95 or download the free trial version:
Compatible with Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture
Mammals of the World keyword list imports into your Lightroom and Aperture library easily and live side-by-side with your existing keywords.
Go to our support pages for directions on how to import the keywords list into your Lightroom or Aperture library, and for usage tips on both platforms.
Note that Mammals of the World keywords is a standalone product that may or may not be updated in the future. Mammals of the World keywords is a working photographer’s tool meant to simplify keywording for the underwater photographer and enthusiast. It should not be considered to be scientific reference material. Animal taxonomy and classifications change from time to time; keeping up with them would be more than a full-time job!
If we do elect to do an update in the future, we will make an announcement using our mailing list. Join our mailing list.
Automatic tagging of parent keywords exists in Lightroom only. Although Aperture is aware that a keyword exists in a hierarchy, it currently requires manual selection of parent keywords for tagging. Aperture also only searches keyword lists from the beginning of a keyword, meaning that if you search for “shark”, Aperture will not return “tiger shark” in your list of search results. See our support pages for hints on how to use Mammals of the World with Aperture.
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