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    Adobe CS5 Experts Out There - I Need to Know How to...
    I know not a lot of ABWers are Adobe experts, but I am hoping just one of you might be

    In Adobe Bridge you can batch set metadata for image files, and to make this affiliate related, you can use that data in your gallery software in Wordpress or other programs BUT the data all appears to be static, I am looking for a way to take the file name and make it the image title, remove the - and the extension, and assign that as the title.

    Is it possible? Is it in Bridge or Lightroom? Or some other program altogether?

    I have a LOT of files to process
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    Configurable batch renaming is available in Irfanview's Thumbnails utility (free) but I don't know about it adding metadata. It lets you set up naming options that could remove or replace characters from a string.

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    Bridge has an option for that too, but the files need to be named a certain way for uploading and if I add a title in the batch metadata it changes them to all the same "title" so I prefer right now to keep it the image name.

    I will look at Ifranview also, just in case there is something I am missing Batch creating metadata is going to be a huge timesaver for us and allows me to load copyright protected (somewhat at least) images to our site galleries and to flickr again. I won't load anything without embedded copyright information to flickr any more.
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    Kewl, you have CS5? I have Adobe Bridge but honestly don't know much about and does sound like a cool feature to have that could save time.

    I found this don't know if this is what you are looking for?

    http://www.dphotojournal.com/waterma...ith-photoshop/

    Also, have you tried the Adobe forums?

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    Batch watermarking is totally easy to do I'm looking more at adding the metadata so that when loaded to for example - NextGen photo gallery, the title, description and keywords are automatically pulled from the metadata like here:

    These galleries used images with metadata bulk added:
    http://cool-birds.com/geese-and-gosl...nical-gardens/

    http://www.gardengoodies.net/bbg-azaleas2/ This one isn't totally done, there are no prices even though there is a buy button Still figuring out the ecommerce Next Gen plug in. Just showing that the meta data is too generic. I want to be able to add variables.

    These didn't:
    http://www.gardengoodies.net/nggalle...24/image/1373/

    http://cool-birds.com/grosbeak/

    Adding metadata to each image individually isn't going to happen (over 15,000 images already THIS month), and if I don't edit the metadata, the photos taken with our cameras have Sony DSC in the description - totally yuck!
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    OK, I tried it myself since I think this should be an helpful tool for me too.

    1) Open Adobe Bridge
    2) Select from Tools menu > Create Metadata Template
    3) Give the template a name under "Template Name"
    4) Add the meta data info you want
    5) Click to save the template you just created.
    6) Select the folder or pictures you want to have the same metadata
    7) From the Tools menu > select Append Metadata, select the one you just created.

    That's it. I was surprised how easy it was to add metadata without manually doing it one by one and glad I learned something new. Thanks loxly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladidah View Post
    OK, I tried it myself since I think this should be an helpful tool for me too.

    1) Open Adobe Bridge
    2) Select from Tools menu > Create Metadata Template
    3) Give the template a name under "Template Name"
    4) Add the meta data info you want
    5) Click to save the template you just created.
    6) Select the folder or pictures you want to have the same metadata
    7) From the Tools menu > select Append Metadata, select the one you just created.

    That's it. I was surprised how easy it was to add metadata without manually doing it one by one and glad I learned something new. Thanks loxly!
    Yup, I just want to take it a step further and add a dynamic title based on the file name, and even keywords based on the file name. I guess that isn't something they thought people needed or just didn't think about.
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    I just ran across this thing that looks like it might have some of the missing features: www . fototime.com/fotoalbum
    I see it stores the metadata in a sqLite file. This isn't a recommendation, just something to look at for photo meta data.
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    Thanks! Headed over to check it out now...
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