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Offline jldodge

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Keywords in Hot Code Replacement
« on: November 19, 2023, 03:05:56 AM »
I have a hierarchical keyword structure that I use in Photo Mechanic 6. If I input keywords during the ingesting process inside a Hot Code replacement file, will the hierarchical structure be maintained? In other words, when I look at the metadata for a picture, will the keywords look the same as if I had entered them manually for each image? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Keywords in Hot Code Replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 01:09:14 PM »
Ingest will apply the metadata to the copied files using the IPTC Metadata Template. You can test how the Metadata Template updates a file without Ingesting. Just setup the Metadata Template from the Image menu with your Keywords and Hot Codes in the Keywords field. Click the Close Template button at the bottom to save the updates.

Now open the IPTC Metadata Info dialog for any image you want to update and click the Apply Metadata Template button at the bottom. The Keywords field should be updated to match the Keywords field in the Metadata Template. Any Hot Codes should be expanded including any pipe symbols for the hierarchical keywords. If the Keywords field is updated to your satisfaction, then you can apply the Metadata Template to the selected group or use it during your next Ingest session.

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« Last Edit: November 20, 2023, 01:25:10 PM by Bob Russell »