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Keywords adendum - global?
« on: December 25, 2010, 06:58:29 PM »
Hello;

I have just keyworded using PM around 1500 images.  Each image has slightly different keywords

I have just discovered that I need to add 2 generic keywords to the all the 1500 images.

Is there a method to automate this?

It scares me to have to open each image separately and add the 2 generic keywords.

Thank you,   WilloW

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Re: Keywords adendum - global?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2010, 08:59:45 PM »
Select all of the images
Open the IPTC Stationery Pad (Ctrl-I in Windows)
Press the clear button at the lower left
Put your words in the Keyword field
Check the "+" checkbox to the left of the Keyword field
Click the Apply Stationery to Selected button

If you're nervous about doing this the first time, just select 2 or 3 images to try it on.

Mick


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Re: Keywords adendum - global?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2010, 09:06:18 PM »
Thanks Mick.

Yes I'm nervous - how did you guess.....   So I'll try on a few images first before I try to add to 1500 or so.

Thank you,    WilloW

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Re: Keywords adendum - global?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010, 11:48:36 PM »
Hi;

When I add the additional keywords they get added to the END of the string. 

Is there a way to add them to the BEGINNING of the string?      ???

Thanks,   WilloW

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Re: Keywords adendum - global?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010, 04:04:39 AM »
Yes, do the same as before, but add you new keywords in the blank Keyword field, followed by the variable {keyw}. This time check the main checkbox to the left of the Keyword Field, instead of the "+" checkbox (Otherwise you will duplicate you original keywords). Again, try one or two images before doing the whole batch.

Mick

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Re: Keywords adendum - global?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2010, 04:19:20 AM »
Cool Bananas - Thank you - it all works as you said it would ;)

I was worried I'd have to everything again - I'm relieved.

WilloW

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Re: Keywords adendum - global?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2010, 06:53:45 AM »
Mick,
Thanks for the valuable tip. I decided to do the same with some pictures (about 1500) I took in 2008 and was wondering how to do it.
Best regards,

-Luiz Muzzi