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Organizing Your Images > Setting the Keywords You Use - Pg. 71

iPhoto: Not Your Father's Photo Album However, when you need to use an image outside of iPhoto, you can easily export the images from iPhoto to work with them in other applications or for other reasons, such as to email them to someone else (you'll learn how later in this chapter). 71 To help you keep your images organized, you can attach several different kinds of information to your photos. This information includes the following: · Title. Each image in your Photo Library can have a title. When you import images, the title that iPhoto assigns to them is a sequential number based on the "roll" number from which you im- ported them (remember that iPhoto counts each import session as a "roll" of film), such as Roll 10-10, Roll 10-11, and so on. These titles aren't very meaningful; fortunately, you can change them easily. · Comments. The application enables you to add comments to each image. For example, you can provide the context for the image so that when you look at it later, you will understand it better; or if you have a poor memory like I do, you can explain where the information was cap- tured. Comments are especially useful when you create books because they include interesting things you've said about those images. · Keywords. As you learned earlier, you can attach keywords to your images and use these keywords to find the images that you want to work with only a couple of mouse clicks. NOTE You might have noticed that I did not mention adding date and time information to an image. This is because most digital cameras capture the date on which an image is taken, and iPhoto can read this date and attach it to the images automatically. However, if the date isn't automatically read from the image (such as images that you scan and then import), you will probably want to enter the date on which you captured the image as a comment.