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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Adding metadata to many images: If you want to apply your copyright info (or any other IPTC metadata) to a number of different photos, it could really take some serious time, but luckily there's a way to apply the same metadata to a number of different images at once. In the Bridge, click on the first photo you want to apply new metadata to, then press-and-hold the Command key (PC: Control key) and click on all the other photos you want to apply the same metadata to. (Just to keep things simple, we'll assume you're adding fresh copyright info to a group of just-imported photos.) Now go to the Metadata palette, scroll down to IPTC Core, and click on the words "Copyright Notice." When you do this, a warning dialog similar to the one shown here (okay, exactly like the one shown here) will appear warning you that you've selected to edit the meta- data of multiple files (which in this case is what you want to do). Click on the Yes button, and then type your data in the active field. Now your custom metadata (your copyright info in this case) will be written to all your selected files. Pretty sweet, eh? ©SCOTT KELBY Advanced Bridge Techniques Chapter 2 43