While most mapmakers are comfortable with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software, some choose to use Lightroom for processing photographs as a hobby or another income stream.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (or Lightroom or Lr for short) accompanies Photoshop in Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan. If you have Photoshop CC, you also have Lightroom CC.
To sell photographs at stock photo or print websites, keywords you add to each image’s metadata help attract, and ultimately sell, your work. Time invested in filling in metadata fields like title and caption, and the fields in Keywording and Keyword List panels may save time when uploading to sites that sell your work.
But not all sites will maintain your keywording investment in Lightroom. Some don’t recognize Lightroom’s image metadata. Some do read the metadata and automatically fill in their own fields with Lightroom’s metadata. With these sites, you create save time by thinking and adding keywords once in Lightroom and deploying them to several sales sites.
I have an article on which sites make use of your Lightroom metadata. View it here.