Keeping Keywords

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FutureE
Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:55AM

Hi, I was wondering if there is a way to keep the keywords associated to a file I bought from iStock. We bought thousands of assets and it is a big headache for us to find something. We have to manually sort those and it is time consuming.


Thanks.
vandervelden
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:50AM

Just an idea that might be worth a try ...


Download DeepMeta (free) - www.deepmeta.com - put all of your files into DeepMeta and this should retain the keywords. You can then search by keyword.


For better info on this, try the iStock Tools/Apps forum.
sjlocke
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:23AM

Posted By vandervelden: Download DeepMeta (free) - www.deepmeta.com - put all of your files into DeepMeta and this should retain the keywords. You can then search by keyword.


I don't think DeepMeta would help him at all. The files don't include the keywords, except maybe at the original size...
kelvinjay
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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:06AM
Theres no automatic way that I can think of, but all the keywords are displayed on the file close up page, so you could copy and paste them into whatever system you are using to manage the files.

e.g. I have a shot of a young guy paying tennis and you could easily copy these and paste them into the EXIF or keyword field of the program you are using.

Keywords: Tennis, Teenager, Men, Sport, Playing, Indoors, Professional Sport, Male, Action, Teenagers Only, Athlete, Young Adult, Court, Forehand, Exercising, Muscular Build, Sports Training, Healthy Lifestyle, 18-19 Years, Volleying, Young Men, Competition, Racket, Concentration, Hitting, Returning, Individual Event, Practicing, Male Beauty, Competitive Sport, Green, Only Men, Baseline, Anticipation, Indoor Tennis


Admittedly, this is not an ideal solution for someone who already has downloaded a large amount of files, but it's probably worth spending a few seconds to do it on any future purchases. At some point in the future, you could perhaps get someone to go back through previous downloads, type in the file numbers to the search box and then copy the keywords to your system.

(Edited on 2012-12-21 02:07:58 by kelvinjay)
fotoVoyager
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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:16AM
I don't know if this can be done, but is it possible to see a list of the files you bought, add them to a lightbox then just search that lightbox?
kelvinjay
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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:24AM
Ooh. That sounds cunning. I like that idea more.
Joesboy
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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013 7:58AM

Is this telling me that the keywords I put into the Exif data are lost to the buyer?


Please say it isn't so....
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