wordpress: photo galleries
Add metadata to your photos
Metadata is important information, including title, description, copyright and more that can be read by WordPress and other software and platforms. Entering this information will allow you to search for photos with detailed information directly in WordPress.
This can be done in Photoshop but if you plan to work with a lot of photos, consider investing in some good batch processing software like Photo Mechanic. This should be one of the final steps in your photo workflow.
Metadata also makes it much easier to search photos from your desktop more efficiently. If you use a Mac, Spotlight can search the metadata, making it easier to find photos by a specific photographer or date. Many of the Adobe products come with a program named Bridge that is very good at searching metadata and provides thumbnail previews.
How to add metadata to a photo
Open a cropped and color corrected photo in Photoshop and go to the File menu and select File Info... . You should see a dialog that looks like the one below.
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You can see that I entered the field names in the boxes for easier identification later on.
Once you are done, click OK. Then save and you are ready to start.