Batch Changing Metadata

You can select a group of images and make metadata changes to all the images at once. For example, if you need to add the same set of keywords to a selection of images, or change the version name format, you can select the images and use the Batch Change dialog to change them.

To change the metadata associated with a selection of images
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Metadata > Batch Change (or press Command-Shift-B).

    • In the Metadata inspector or the Metadata pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Batch Change from the Metadata Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon).

  2. In the Batch Change dialog, choose the metadata preset you want from the Add Metadata From pop-up menu.

    Figure. Batch Change dialog.
  3. Click Append to add the preset’s metadata to the images, maintaining any currently associated metadata, or click Replace to add the preset’s metadata to the images and remove any other associated metadata.

  4. Enter any additional metadata you want applied in the metadata fields.

  5. Specify any other metadata options you want to change, then click OK.