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« on: September 06, 2006, 19:32 »
Hi huys, Im new here and am needings some help with keywording. I have 1100 images which I have added keywords to in Adobe Bridge. They have been fine uploading to shutterstock and dreamstime but now I have started with Fotolia and am running into problems. Many of the keywords in the exif data of my images do not have comma's between them, so Fotolia is reading them as one single keyword! This might be a bit of a long shot but does anyone know of any exif software that could put a comma between the keywords to seperate them so I don't have to go back and change them induvidually 'god save me if I do'.

Any advice would be very helpful,


« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006, 20:14 »
Are there spaces instead of commas in the File Info in Bridge or Photoshop? If so they were entered as multi-word keywords or keyphrases if you will. Otherwise Bridge and PS automatically replace other delimiters with semicolons which Fotolia and other microstocks should pick up correctly.

« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006, 20:19 »
Thanks for your reply,
Yeah, there are spaces instead of commas. I guess this means i'm screwed :(   Is there anyway to fix this?

« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006, 01:44 »
Thanks for your reply,
Yeah, there are spaces instead of commas. I guess this means i'm screwed :(   Is there anyway to fix this?

Here's how I do it ...

1.  Cut all your keywords as one big block from the keywords box in Fotolia (or wherever) and paste them into Word, or whatever wordprocessor you use.

2.  Do a 'search and replace'. Search for <space> and replace with <,space>.  I've made this into a macro with Word as I do it quite often, converting between sites, so I just have to press a pair of keys.

3.  Cut the block of revised keywords from Word and paste it back, complete with commas, into the keywords box of the microstock site.

Hope this helps.

« Last Edit: September 07, 2006, 01:46 by Bateleur »

« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 03:19 »
 :) Thanks, Took me 4 hours!!! but all is good now. now to upload them!


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