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Hierarchical keywords in ACDSee Photo Studio

With TagYour.Photos, you can create hierarchical keywords in ACDSee Photo Studio at no extra cost to use to search and categorize your photos.

Here are some simple steps you can use to organize your photos in ACDSee Photo Studio in a structured way.

 

1. Settings in TagYour.Photos
To use the hierarchical keywords generated by TagYour.Photos in ACDSee Photo Studio, you must make the following settings in TagYour.Photos:

 

Settings to use hierarchical keywords in ACDSee Photo Studio
Settings to use hierarchical keywords in ACDSee Photo Studio

 

Tagging type: hierarchical
Separator: <
Order: Right to left
Toplevel Landmarks: Landmarks

 

2. Add folder in TagYour.Photos
Add the folder in TagYour.Photos for which you would like to have keywords automatically determined.

 

Add the folder for whose photos keywords are to be determined
Add the folder for whose photos keywords are to be determined

 

Once all photos have been processed, this will be displayed via the status.

 

All photos were processed and tagged
All photos were processed and tagged

 

3. Check the keywords
If you want you can check in Windows Explorer whether the keywords were assigned correctly to your photos.

 

Check the automatically determined keywords in Windows Explorer
Check the automatically determined keywords in Windows Explorer

 

4. Settings in ACDSee Photo Studio
Open the menu Extras > Metadata > Manage metadata preferences … the metadata setting dialog box.

 

Manage metadata preferences in ACDSee Photo Studio
Manage metadata preferences in ACDSee Photo Studio

 

In the dialog box, in ACDSee Metadata, under Keywords, select Insert Metadata …. This defines which data from the metadata of the photo should be included in the ACDSee metadata.

 

Define metadata for keyword adoption
Define metadata for keyword adoption

 

In the Properties dialog, select IPTC > Content > Keywords. This defines that the keywords in the photo – which were determined by TagYour.Photos – are taken over into the ACDSee metadata. Confirm the dialog with OK.

 

Transfer from the IPTC keywords to the ACDSee keywords
Transfer from the IPTC keywords to the ACDSee keywords

 

Check your settings again and confirm the dialog with OK.

 

 

Defined specifications are adopted in the dialog box
Defined specifications are adopted in the dialog box

 

To save your changes, select Save as … to save your definition in a custom profile.

 

Save your definition for the metadata transfer
Save your definition for the metadata transfer

 

Set a name under which your definition should be saved. For example, select TagYour.Photos as the name and confirm the dialog with OK. Your settings will be saved.

 

Save the settings named TagYour.Photos.
Save the settings named TagYour.Photos.

 

5. Import your photos into ACDSee Photo Studio
Now you can import your photos into ACDSee Photo Studio. In the import settings at the bottom, your pre-created metadata profile TagYour.Photos must be selected.

 

Import the tagged photos into ACDSee Photo Studio
Import the tagged photos into ACDSee Photo Studio

 

Once the import is complete, you can see directly in your photos which keywords have been assigned to them. With these keywords, you can continue working as usual.

 

Display of automatically determined keywords assigned to your photos
Display of automatically determined keywords assigned to your photos

 

6. Categorize, filter or search in your photos
In the Keywords in ACDSee Photo Studio view, you can now work with your photos as you normally would. The structure of the keywords that had to be laboriously set up by hand is now directly available without further action.

 

Categorize, filter and search through the structure of the keywords
Categorize, filter and search through the structure of the keywords

 

You can now use the keywords as you like, for example to show all bridges from the main category Architecture.

 

Filter with hierarchical keywords in the category Bridges
Filter with hierarchical keywords in the category Bridges

 

Or you get an overview of the recognized attractions in the US.

 

Filtering with hierarchical keywords in the landmark category
Filtering with hierarchical keywords in the landmark category

 

Subsequent processing of photos
Of course, you can also have photos processed with TagYour.Photos that you have already imported into ACDSee Photo Studio. All you have to do is select your photos and select the pre-defined metadata profile TagYour.Photos in the Property Metadata. You confirm the selection with the button Apply. Then the keywords from the selected photos are transferred to the ACDSee Photo Studio keywords.

 

Subsequent reading of metadata in ACDSee Photo Studio
Subsequent reading of metadata in ACDSee Photo Studio

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