Assigning and Removing Keywords


Once you've customized your list of keywords, you can assign keywords to individual images. For this task, click the Key button under the Source pane to make sure the Keywords pane is showing.

To assign keywords to photos:

  • Drag one or more photos to a keyword in the Keywords pane (Figure 3.45).

    Figure 3.45. You can assign a keyword by dragging photos to a keyword in the Keywords pane.

  • Select one or more photos, choose Get Info () from the Photos menu, and in the Keywords tab, select the checkbox(es) next to the desired keyword(s) (Figure 3.46).

    Figure 3.46. You can also add and remove keywords from selected photos in the Keywords pane of the Photo Info window.

To remove keywords from photos:

  • Holding down , drag one or more photos to a keyword in the Keywords pane.

  • Select one or more photos, choose Get Info () from the Photos menu, and in the Keywords tab, deselect the checkbox(es) next to the desired keyword(s) (Figure 3.46).

Tips

  • When dragging photos to the Keywords pane, you can add or remove only a single keyword at a time. It's faster to work in the Keywords pane of the Photo Info window if you need to add or remove multiple keywords at once.

  • Be careful when selecting photos and keywords to avoid assigning the wrong keywords to the wrong photos. You can always choose Undo () from the Edit menu if you make a mistake.


Keyword Assistant

If you like using the keyboard more than the mouse, Ken Ferry's free Keyword Assistant plug-in enables you to type keywords, with auto-completion, automatically assigning the keyword to the selected photos. It's a slick little utility, and if you spend a lot of time keywording your photos, I strongly encourage you to give it a try. Download a copy from http://homepage.mac.com/kenferry/software.html.





iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X. Visual QuickStart Guide
iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X
ISBN: 0321423313
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 225
Authors: Adam Engst

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