XIII. Tagging Your Photos
PhotoDay offers a few different search options that help guide your customers to their photos. Of those, tags are a versatile way to introduce some organization to the potential chaos of a large photo gallery.
Whether you wish to organize your photos by team name, jersey number, or day of shoot, you can add structure to your photo collection by using tags to allow your customers to quickly filter their searches and get them on their way to purchasing photos.
You can manage your tags in multiple ways from within your gallery. The first way is by selecting the Manage Tags window. You can also click Shift + Mouse Click to add multiple images to one tag. Click on the "Tag" button to bring up the Manage Tags window, where you can add existing tags to a photo, create new ones, or delete existing tags.
The second tag management method is via the Add Tags icon located in the tags column on the left side of your gallery. Simply click on that, and add the name of your new tag. If you wish to remove a tag via this column, simply hover your cursor over the tag in question, and an option to "Delete" will appear next to it.
Tags can also be applied to photos by simply selecting a single photo, or multiple photos using Shift + Mouse Click, and dragging your selection to an existing tag. The tag will then be applied to your selection.
Lastly, you can manage tags for individual photos via the tag icon located below each photo thumbnail in your gallery. Clicking on this icon will display a small tagging tool in place of the thumbnail, where you can modify, add, or delete that photo’s tags.
You can also organize your photos into their final tagging structure before you upload a single photo to PhotoDay.
You can also create structure to your gallery by placing your photos into segmented folders in a manner you feel best organizes your shoot. The folder names will automatically become your tags when you upload the photo files to PhotoDay.
Also, If you're working in Lightroom, you can assign keywords to photos and those keywords will automatically become your tags when you upload the photos to PhotoDay.
We encourage all studios to take advantage of this feature to both assist their customers to quickly locate their photos, and for internal organization as well. When a customer opts to search for photos via tag from the search options menu upon first entry to their gallery, they will be able to select a tag from the tag selection screen.
This will then include photos that contain that tag, allowing for quick and simple browsing for the customer.