Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the '10.4: Add Spotlight keywords to images with Preview' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
10.4: Add Spotlight keywords to images with Preview
Authored by: Tom Robinson on Jun 17, '05 02:06:42AM

GraphicConverter can definitely change the IPTC data for multiple files in one hit, and if you put the text into the IPTC Keywords field, it's loaded into Spotlight's kMDItemKeywords.

Just use the GC Browser to show the files you want to change, select them (shift click, ctrl-click, etc.), and do a command-I.

GC's Convert & Modify can also batch load IPTC data from a text file, but I haven't tried that.

Cheers



[ Reply to This | # ]
10.4: Add Spotlight keywords to images with Preview
Authored by: Tom Robinson on Jun 17, '05 02:13:49AM

And after rereading the questions...

GC can add/edit IPTC data to files which support it (JPEG, GIF, TIFF, others?)

For other files you're stuck with whatever file format you're dealing with. Plain text files don't support any keywords, Word documents have their own properties you set within Word, RTFs have keywords you can set with TextEdit, etc.

Finder comments work but they've always been flakey. You may be able to instruct Spotlight to store additional data for the file (like it stores where Safari's downloaded a file from), but again, it's not something to be relied on.



[ Reply to This | # ]