Key-wording Woes

Ron Niebrugge California, Photos, San Diego, Travel 7 Comments

Imperial Beach Pier, California

This dark, gloomy photo of the Imperial Beach Pier kind of summed up my mood when I realized I some how lost the extended keywords to about 400 images!  Key-wording is about the only aspect of being a photographer that I don’t really like.  I now discovered something worse; re-key-wording the same images!  LOL.  O well. 

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    That is a good question Gary, I don’t really know and unfortunately I haven’t been able to replicate it. That makes me a little nervous moving forward.

    I do brief keywords and captions when I’m on the road, and this last trip I inadvertently used XMP instead of IPTC. I put my final information in IPTC, but it looks like the old XMP information overwrote my IPTC information somewhere along the way. I’m not even sure what program did this, I might have even happened in Photoshop.

    I don’t really understand all this metadata stuff, but I think I will be staying away from XMP for the time being. I have a workflow that works, I’m not wild about changes.

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    I use Photoshop for adjusting. I don’t know if I lost the info after adjusting in Photoshop, or in BreezeBrowser or IMatch. Each on seems to handle XMP a little different.

  3. Interesting. I primarily keyword in Photoshop and if I don’t click elsewhere after entering the keywords, the semi-colons aren’t put into place by the software and I lose the words even if I go to “Origin” afterwards. I’ve done a little keywording on iView, but in order for those to be embedded in the actual files you have to save over your original file so I don’t mess with that too much.

  4. DID YOU GET ANY SHOTS FROM THIS PIER OF THE OCEAN WAVES LOOKING TOWARDS MEXICO? THAT’S THE PLACE I SAW THE POWER OF THE PACIFIC MOST MAGNIFICENTLY…..

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