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« on: November 19, 2007, 04:23 »
Hi all,
I have a short question. Finally I decided to upgrade to adobe cs3 and to use bridge to add my keywords rather than photoshop.

The keywords show up when I open the image in photoshop, but unfortunately they dont when I upload the images e.g. to shutterstock.

Anybody else keywording with adobe bridge cs3???

Any help is greatly appreciated!

« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 08:27 »
yeah, i have been keywording with cs3 bridge and haven't had any problems. 

I would double check the actual files you uploaded to shutterstock to make sure they still have the keywords attached.

If you are processing images on shutterstock, while more are uploading - you can also run into problems with keywords not being attached when you click 'submit' and more images come onto the list (if that made sense)... but all you have to do is reload the page.

« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 08:45 »
Hi Leaf,
thanks for the tip on reloading the page, I had that once.
But regarding the rest: I did check the files and the info was there and it wasnt the mentioned problem on SS.

In the meantime I realized that iStock shows the keywords and the title, but not the description - veeery strange!

« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 09:10 »
I had the same problem and found if I keyword before I post process I don't lose anything after I upload, although I use cs2 not cs3.

« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 10:39 »
Hi, that sounds pretty logical. Thanks, Ill give it a try.

But to be honest - I dont understand why a big company like adobe cant achieve what others like irfanview can.

« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 14:38 »
nataq - Bridge locks use of the file if you have the file selected (in Bridge).  So if you keyword a file in Bridge and then upload it (while still having the file highlighted in Bridge) none of the IPTC info will get 'released' from the file for upload.

Other than this little quirk I use Bridge all the time and find it excellent.

However I have gone back to Bridge CS2 instead of CS3.

In CS3 you have to remember to 'save' the IPTC info as well - by clicking the tick icon (although often it saves without doing this); CS2 doesn't require this which is why I've gone back to using it.

In short, Bridge is an excellent program, butI use CS2 instead of CS3 because it has fewer quirks.

« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2007, 10:18 »
hatman, thanks a lot for this info. When you say "highlighted" do you mean shown, or really selected. I ask because I had a batch of 23 images uploaded and none of them had data attached. I might have had those images shown in the "content" window, but I am sure not all of them were selected.

Unfortunately I never had CS2 - I upgraded straight from CS to CS3 :-(.

Anyway, thanks for the input!

« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2007, 14:59 »
As far as I am aware the problem only occurs when you have the file selected/highlighted at upload stage.  Naturally if you have multiple files selected/highlighted they will all be affected.

Best thing to do is try it out: select a file in Bridge then upload it to iStock and you'll see what I mean.  Try again without it selected and you'll see the difference.

Couple of tips if you haven't already worked them out:

I use the 'file info' box for IPTC.  Right click and select 'file info'.  You'll see arrows on the left which you can use to pull over info from previously edited images.

Also, if you haven't already done so, create a template for your artist and copyright info etc, then when you upload new images to your computer use the bridge upload tool and you can tell it to automatically add your artist info at upload stage; this process ensures that every image you upload to your computer automatically has your info added and you never have to worry about remembering to add it later.

« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007, 16:06 »
cool, didnt know all that. Ill look into it - sounds pretty interesting.



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