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10.4: Add Spotlight keywords to images with Preview
Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 17, '05 03:32:14AM

I have a neat combination of applescripts and plugins for iPhoto that I use the achieve this.

You can use GraphicConverter file browser window to select all of the images you want to add keywords to and then open the IPTC info window to add them.

Until iPhoto 5 i only used GraphicConverter to browse and tag my digital photos with IPTC keywords. When iPhoto 5 came along I decided it was good enough to use instead of GraphicConverter....but iPhoto doesn't understand IPTC keywords.

So I wrote an applescript that imported all of my IPTC keywords into the iPhoto keyword list and applied them to the images. I also have a script the exports iPhoto's keywords back to IPTC keywords in each image. That way when you export an image from iPhoto the keywords go with it. The combination I use is:

iPhoto 5
Keyword Assistant Plugin
My Import/Export Applescripts - which I'll post link to later as I don't have them ready for general consumption.

Keyword Assistant is fantastic as it does autocompletion of keywords as you type from you keyword list or from your Address Book. It also allows you to create new keywords using applescript. Something again the iPhoto is lacking.

I use GraphicConverter to get/set IPTC keywords. One complaint I have is that if was scriptable I probably wouldn't have use GraphicConverter!

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10.4: Add Spotlight keywords to images with Preview
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 13, '05 06:33:47PM
I finally got around to uploading my iPhoto IPTC keyword import export scripts. You can find them at:

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