Keywords View

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There a two places in CodedColor where you can add keywords to selected images:

1.the Annotation Dialog
2.the Keywords View of the Explorer


There are two places in CodedColor, where you can search for keyworded images:

1.the Database Search Dialog
2.the Keywords View of the Explorer


The Keywords View is the most comfortable way to assign keywords to several images at once, and to search for keywords in the database.



To the left you see a typical keyword list.


Lines marked green show the keywords of the currently selected image. Lines marked blue show any changes to the keywords of the currently selected image.


Any change (blue lines) is stored in the selected image(s) only when you press the green Save button.


How to assign / remove Keywords to / from images


To assign several keywords to (multiple) images, you must follow these steps exactly:


1.add any new keyword to the list through the Edit Field above the list. the images in the Explorer (use STRG or SHIFT for multiple selection)
3.check (or uncheck) the desired keywords in the keyword list. the green Save button to write the checked keywords to the database and into the corresponding IPTC field of the selected image files.


Careful: if you selected multiple images, ALL will now have the same keywords.


How to remove Keywords from the list


Keywords are displayed in the keyword list as long as they are assigned to at least one image in the database. You cannot delete keywords from the list, unless they were just added via the Add Keyword edit field and were not yet assigned to an image.


To remove any other keyword permanently from the database, and thus also from the keyword list, you must follow these steps exactly: for the images containing the unwanted keyword using the Binocular button.
2.remove the keyword from each image in the search result, by unchecking the keyword and pressing the Save button. Do this One by One, otherwise you will assign all other checked keywords to ALL of the selected images ! refresh the keyword list via the Refresh context menuitem (Right Mouseclick).


If no other image has the keyword assigned to it, then it will disappear from the list.


How to search for keywords


There are two important options for the keyword search, both found under the context menu, when you click with the Right Mouse in the keywords list:


1.Hide broken links: If you enable this option, broken links (i.e. orphaned database records) will be ommitted from the search result. These records can belong to images on unavailable or removable drives. (To permanently remove obsolete records, you may consider a Database Cleanup from time to time.)


2.All Keywords must match: use this option to toggle between the "All Keywords" (AND) or "Any Keyword" (OR) search mode. When activated, the search result will be narrowed to images that contain ALL of the checked keywords. If disabled, the search will be widened to images containing ANY of the checked keywords.


To now perform the search, click on the Binocular button. As in the Timeline View, the search result is written into a temporary folder. It consists of links to the original images. Similar to a Catalog, the search result can be viewed like any other image folder, for instance in the Screenshow (fullscreen mode).



icon_tip Important


Keywords from the database are always replicated to the IPTC Keywords field and thus stored in the image. If you send the image to someone by eMail, he will be able to see the keywords, along with any other IPTC information.


The Search Dialog and Keywords View will show only those keywords that are found in the database and have been assigned to at least one image. The Annotation Dialog shows all keywords that were ever defined by the user, no matter if they were actually assigned to an image. The keywords are stored in the CodedColor settings file ccolor.ini.


icon_tip Related topics


Timeline View
Annotation Dialog
EXIF/IPTC fields
Search in the Database




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