Export/Import Photoshop Keywords

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by dperez@juno_nospam.com, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. I've got Photoshop CS running on the regular PC. And I have a bunch of keywords
    defined. I've ALSO got CS running on the laptop......

    I'd like to export, or SOMEHOW move the keywords from the one computer and
    import or copy or somehow get them onto the laptop......

    HOW do I do this?
     
    dperez@juno_nospam.com, Nov 12, 2004
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  2. dperez@juno_nospam.com

    Aerticus Guest

    move the image
    the EXIF, IPTC and keywords (I hope!) are all attached to the image

    Where the image goes the data goes too (I hope!)

    Aerticus

    <dperez@juno_nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've got Photoshop CS running on the regular PC. And I have a bunch of
    > keywords
    > defined. I've ALSO got CS running on the laptop......
    >
    > I'd like to export, or SOMEHOW move the keywords from the one computer and
    > import or copy or somehow get them onto the laptop......
    >
    > HOW do I do this?
     
    Aerticus, Nov 12, 2004
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  3. On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 17:01:27 GMT, "Aerticus" <> wrote:

    >move the image
    >the EXIF, IPTC and keywords (I hope!) are all attached to the image
    >
    >Where the image goes the data goes too (I hope!)


    Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but it doesn't seem that copying works...

    In the Photoshop CS File Browser I have defined a bunch of keywords. Some are
    associated with some images, others with others, and some aren't associated with
    ANY image yet... Looks a bit like:

    People
    Bob
    Bill
    Mary
    John

    Places
    zoo
    garden
    state park
    rocky mountains

    Events
    birthday party
    wedding
    baseball game

    (needless to say what I"ve got is a lot bigger and makes more sense)

    I've DEFINED these - they appear to have to be defined ONE AT A TIME - on the
    laptop. Which means that Photoshop CS that's running on the main PC CANNOT SEE
    THEM. It knows nothing about them. Opening an image thats got some keyword(s)
    say people, mary and places garden, in the main PC causes the keywords to show
    up in the file browser. BUT THEY AREN'T PERMANENT. When I go to a different
    directory and close Photoshop the keywords aren't there when I reopen it...

    SO, what I'd still like to do is have ALL the keywords that I've defined
    available on both machines... All the time...
     
    dperez@juno_nospam.com, Nov 15, 2004
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  4. dperez@juno_nospam.com

    John Bean Guest

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 21:51:27 -0600, dperez@juno_nospam.com wrote:
    > I've DEFINED these - they appear to have to be defined ONE AT A TIME - on the
    > laptop. Which means that Photoshop CS that's running on the main PC CANNOT SEE
    > THEM. It knows nothing about them. Opening an image thats got some keyword(s)
    > say people, mary and places garden, in the main PC causes the keywords to show
    > up in the file browser. BUT THEY AREN'T PERMANENT. When I go to a different
    > directory and close Photoshop the keywords aren't there when I reopen it...


    Now I see what you mean.

    >
    > SO, what I'd still like to do is have ALL the keywords that I've defined
    > available on both machines... All the time...


    I'm not sure there's an easy answer to this. On a PC CS saves the keywords
    in a file called keywords.psp. But just where it stores it depends entirely
    on the version of Windows and how you have it set up. Let's keep it simple
    and assume you're using XP Pro as user "Fred", in which case you'll probably
    find it in:

    "C:\Documents and Settings\Fred\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop\8.0\Adobe
    Photoshop CS Settings\keywords.psp"

    I say "probably" because this would be the default but it can vary. You'll
    need to establish where it belongs on the laptop, then maybe just copying
    the file will do what you need.

    PS: the directory "Application Data" is marked "hidden", so you won't see it
    at all in a default XP installation. Make sure you enable "Show hidden
    folders" in Explorer.

    --
    John Bean

    Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they
    make it easier to do don't need to be done (Andy Rooney)
     
    John Bean, Nov 15, 2004
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  5. THAT's the answer I needed! Indeed there was/is a keywords file that I could
    copy between machines! And as long as I put it in the right directory I now
    have keywords where I need them!

    On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 10:37:34 +0000, John Bean <> wrote:

    >On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 21:51:27 -0600, dperez@juno_nospam.com wrote:
    >> I've DEFINED these - they appear to have to be defined ONE AT A TIME - on the
    >> laptop. Which means that Photoshop CS that's running on the main PC CANNOT SEE
    >> THEM. It knows nothing about them. Opening an image thats got some keyword(s)
    >> say people, mary and places garden, in the main PC causes the keywords to show
    >> up in the file browser. BUT THEY AREN'T PERMANENT. When I go to a different
    >> directory and close Photoshop the keywords aren't there when I reopen it...

    >
    >Now I see what you mean.
    >
    >>
    >> SO, what I'd still like to do is have ALL the keywords that I've defined
    >> available on both machines... All the time...

    >
    >I'm not sure there's an easy answer to this. On a PC CS saves the keywords
    >in a file called keywords.psp. But just where it stores it depends entirely
    >on the version of Windows and how you have it set up. Let's keep it simple
    >and assume you're using XP Pro as user "Fred", in which case you'll probably
    >find it in:
    >
    >"C:\Documents and Settings\Fred\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop\8.0\Adobe
    >Photoshop CS Settings\keywords.psp"
    >
    >I say "probably" because this would be the default but it can vary. You'll
    >need to establish where it belongs on the laptop, then maybe just copying
    >the file will do what you need.
    >
    >PS: the directory "Application Data" is marked "hidden", so you won't see it
    >at all in a default XP installation. Make sure you enable "Show hidden
    >folders" in Explorer.
     
    dperez@juno_nospam.com, Nov 18, 2004
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  6. dperez@juno_nospam.com

    John Bean Guest

    On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 00:00:55 -0600, dperez@juno_nospam.com wrote:

    > THAT's the answer I needed! Indeed there was/is a keywords file that I could
    > copy between machines! And as long as I put it in the right directory I now
    > have keywords where I need them!


    Nice to be appreciated :)

    Maybe Adobe should make this "exportable" like the browser cache...

    --
    John Bean

    I never knew my father was an alcoholic until he came home sober one
    night... (Andre Botes)
     
    John Bean, Nov 18, 2004
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  7. The OTHER thing I'm finding to be really bizarre isexported cache...

    On the laptop - bring up browser and let it do its thing. Then export the
    cache. There are now 3 files in the directory with the images.......

    Open the SAME DIRECTORY on the main machine (remember everybody is on a network)
    and does the browser know about the cache? NOPE... It goes thru the whole
    lengthy, slow, laborious process of getting all the thumbnames and generating
    stuff...



    On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 11:17:08 +0000, John Bean <> wrote:

    >On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 00:00:55 -0600, dperez@juno_nospam.com wrote:
    >
    >> THAT's the answer I needed! Indeed there was/is a keywords file that I could
    >> copy between machines! And as long as I put it in the right directory I now
    >> have keywords where I need them!

    >
    >Nice to be appreciated :)
    >
    >Maybe Adobe should make this "exportable" like the browser cache...
     
    dperez@juno_nospam.com, Nov 22, 2004
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  8. dperez@juno_nospam.com

    John Bean Guest

    On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 23:30:33 -0600, dperez@juno_nospam.com wrote:

    > The OTHER thing I'm finding to be really bizarre isexported cache...
    >
    > On the laptop - bring up browser and let it do its thing. Then export the
    > cache. There are now 3 files in the directory with the images.......
    >
    > Open the SAME DIRECTORY on the main machine (remember everybody is on a network)
    > and does the browser know about the cache? NOPE... It goes thru the whole
    > lengthy, slow, laborious process of getting all the thumbnames and generating
    > stuff...


    Can't help you on that one I'm afraid. The browser in PS has always given me
    the impression it's an afterthought, not exactly feature-laden and certainly
    not quick but better than nothing. I don't use multiple machines for PS so
    this is one of its idiosyncrasies that I haven't (yet!) experienced.

    --
    John Bean

    The computing field is always in need of new cliches (Alan Perlis)
     
    John Bean, Nov 22, 2004
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