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Annotate using metadata templates

Expression Studio 2.0

Microsoft Expression Media provides metadata templates, which are tools for saving a set of frequently used annotations and applying them to media items. You can create a metadata template either directly from an open catalog or on import.

A metadata template applies Annotations, People, Keywords, Scenes, Subject Codes, Categories, and Descriptions to each item selected in the catalog.

To create a metadata template from existing annotations in the Info panel

  1. Click the Info button.

  2. Select an item and type information into all the annotation fields that you want to save.

  3. Click the Auto Fill icon Cc295009.17e0761f-31bf-41dd-8267-c6a4021df587(en-us,Expression.10).jpg at the top of the Info panel. On the menu, click Save Metadata Template. In the dialog box, type a name for the template.

  4. Click OK.

To create a metadata template from the annotations you specify

  1. Click the Info button.

  2. Click the Auto Fill icon Cc295009.17e0761f-31bf-41dd-8267-c6a4021df587(en-us,Expression.10).jpg at the top of the Info pane. On the menu, click Create Metadata Template. Enter the annotations that you want to include in this template, and then, in the dialog box, type a name for the template.

  3. Click OK.

To apply a metadata template to existing media items

  1. Select a group of media items.

  2. Click the Auto Fill icon Cc295009.17e0761f-31bf-41dd-8267-c6a4021df587(en-us,Expression.10).jpg at the top of the Info panel. Under Expression Media Metadata Templates, click a metadata template.

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    If there are no Expression Media metadata templates on your computer, there will be no templates listed under Expression Media Metadata Templates.

  3. In the dialog box that appears, select the fields you want, or clear fields to keep them from being applied to media items.

  4. Click the Apply button.

  5. Click the check mark icon Cc295009.3e46ef11-1b9c-49e2-b88b-f879d2b5cb18(en-us,Expression.10).png to save the annotations. In the confirmation dialog box, select Apply to All items.

    All selected items now have the annotations assigned by the template.

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    If you want to remove templates from the menu, choose Remove Metadata Template to open a dialog box from which you can remove a template.

To apply a metadata template to an item on import from disc or camera

  1. On the File menu, point to Import Items, and then click From Disc/Camera.

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    Make sure that you have your disk in your computer's optical drive, or your camera correctly attached to your computer.

  2. Click the Options tab.

  3. In the Annotate menu, select a metadata template from the menu to apply a group of pre-defined annotations to all imported items. If there are no templates available, you can create one by clicking New Metadata Template.

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