Title and Annotations

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With CodedColor you can add captions, descriptions and keywords to your picture database.


Select Edit > Edit Annotations, or simply press F4 to start the annotations dialog, whenever you have highlighted a picture in the Explorer window, the Fullscreen (screenshow) mode or from the Image Editor.


You can enter or change the following information:


Include: remove this checkbox, if you want to exclude this image from your Web Album
Creation Date
Title: if provided, the title displayed alternatively to the filename
Annotation: description of the image or photo
Keywords: use these Keywords to later search for groups of images


All information is stored in the CodedColor database. You can search for this data. Depending on your settings, you can include the information in your Web-Album, Contactsheet and display it in any view mode of CodedColor. You can also physically add watermarks to your images from the database records.


Note: Some of the information is also copied into the IPTC fields of image file. The advantage is, that you can exchange these images including the information, by simply sending the image files per mail. The image must be a supported filetype, such as JPEG with write access.


The following fields are kept synchronous with the IPTC fields, and can only be edited in the DB tab:


DB Title = IPTC Objectname
DB Description = IPTC Caption/Abstract
DB Keywords = IPTC Keywords




To enter the same Title, Keywords and Description to several images, follow these steps:


Open the annotation dialog
Pick the source image in the explorer and enter the information in the floating dialog
Press the Copy button beside the record navigator
Move to or pick the the destination image and press Paste. The data is added to the current record. If the record already contains information, you have the choice of overwriting this or just filling in the blank fields.


To enter the same EXIF or IPTC data to several images at once, don't use the annotation dialog, but the Batch Processing dialog instead. Also read some important information on this in the following chapter EXIF/IPTC fields.


To assign Keywords to several images at once, you can also use the Keyword View of the Explorer.



icon_tipRelated topics


Search in the Database
Search for Keywords
Why are not all keywords displayed in the dearch dialog?
Database definition
Web Album
Glossary: IPTC
What's the difference between file date and photo date?





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