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Adding keywords on import

I want to talk just a second about adding keywords at import. It's not a perfect system but it really can help you in the long run. So, the challenge is of course that we have all of these photos. They are all taken about the same time and same place but they are different items. So, there are some keywords I can add now and then if I really want to fine-tune my keywording, then I can do that later on in the Aperture library. So, for example, right now, I know I can add things like country, state, location and at least have that in the library after they have been imported.

We use our Keywords field here and I included that in my metadata preset. Let's just say that we are going to add some-- now I am going to separate these by comma and by doing so, then each individual keyword is searchable. So, we'll do USA then the California, then we'll do Pt. Reyes. There is my location and then I can add keywords such as camping and maybe hiking, maybe something like outdoors, all separated by commas.

So, now when I import these images, these keywords will be added to them. Then if I want I can add more keywords later on. The cool thing is that just with these few keywords here, let's say camping and Pt. Reyes, in the library of 100,000 images, chances are these would show up in images of just a few hundred and I can get to what I wanted to fairly quickly without really having done any more work. So, doing a little keywording on import is actually a very good thing.

Adding keywords on import
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Adding keywords on import provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

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