You may have heard about the importance of metadata before. I have had some posts on metadata in the past. You may have heard about IPTC as well if you have done some photography in the past (this is a post for photographers as we’re talking about Lightroom here).
Metadata allows you to add important information to your images, “tag” them so to say. By they way, IPTC stands for International Press Telecommunications Council, and it is a standard in the photography/journalism world.
Lightroom allows you to quickly apply Metadata Presets to many photographs at the same time. For example, you may have a number of images from the same location and you may want to quickly apply the same copyright, location, keywords to all of them. That’s when you would create a Metadata Preset. Here’s how you do it:
In the Library Module, navigate to Metadata section and select IPTC from the Metadata drop-down menu.
In the dialog box that appear, fill in the fields that will apply to all your images (all the images you want to apply metadata to). As you start adding values in the fields, the check boxes next to the items will be selected automatically. Once you finished filling all the fields you need, click the Preset drop-down menu at the top of the dialog box, and choose Save Current Settings as New Preset. Give it a name and click Create. Once you’ve created a preset, you can easily apply it to any number of images. But, we’ll talk about it tomorrow.
Have a fabulous day! 🙂