This issue came up when I decided to try to organize my digital photos. I thought I’d use the “keywords” property to tag each photo, so that a photo of my kids at Disneyland might have “Brad, Nick, Disneyland” as the keywords.
I didn’t get too far with this approach before I ran into problems.
The keywords that I add to a file don’t show up in the Explorer window. When I right click on the file and select “Properties” I can see that the field has been updated, but it just shows blanks in the Explorer window. This only applies to the “Keywords” property. The “Subject”, “Title”, “Author”, and “Comments” properties all behave as you would expect.
Adding keywords, even if it worked, is going to be labor intensive. Using Explorer itself, it takes several clicks to get to the properties and update it, so unless there is some software that gives you more direct access to the properties I don’t think this will be a practical solution.
Finally - even if I can get the “Keywords” updated and showing, it would be nice if I could do searches only on “Keywords”. As it is, the only way to search on a particular keyword is to search for “A word or phrase in the file”, but that looks at the entire contents of each file, not just the properties.
- What’s up with “Keywords” not showing?
- Is there a better way to enter this?
- Is there a better way to search on this?
- Should I just blow off this entire approach and do it a different way?