How to Add Information to a Single Image on Your Canon EOS 6D - dummies

How to Add Information to a Single Image on Your Canon EOS 6D

By Doug Sahlin

Metadata is very powerful. When you add metadata to an image on your EOS 6D, it’s easier to find. The information can also be used if you decide to branch out and try to sell some of your images in the stock-photo agencies. The more metadata you have, the easier it is to find a specific image. To add information to a single image:

  1. Launch ImageBrowser EX and then navigate to the image to which you want to add additional information.

    As a rule, you will find it’s easier to do this right after a photo shoot when all the information is fresh in your mind. After you select the image, the shooting information is shown in the Shooting Info tab.


  2. Click the Additional Info tab.

    In the Additional Info tab, you can add the following information to the image metadata:

    • Landmark: When you photograph images of places that are landmarks, you enter the name of the landmark here to create a new folder in the Landmarks section of the Folders tab. After creating the folder, you then drag the applicable images into the folder.

      This applies the landmark information to each of the images, and creates a bookmark in the landmark folder, which you can use to quickly locate images you’ve taken of the landmark. This seems redundant. If you do a good job of adding keywords (tags in ImageBrowser EX-speak), you can easily find any image you want no matter how many images you download to your computer.

    • Groups: Here’s another way for you to further segment your images. When you create a group, you create a folder into which you can drag images. The images still stay in their original folders, but the group folder is a bookmark to all images you add to a specific group.

      For example, if you do pet photography, you can create a group for Dogs and a group for Cats and whatever other type of image you photograph. But seriously, the group option seems redundant. It’s another step you don’t have to take if you do a good job of keywording your images.

    • Tags: This is very important metadata you should add to each image. Consider including the town in which the image was photographed, the state in which the image was photographed, and any other pertinent information. For example, if the image is a photograph of wildlife, add wildlife as a tag. Separate each tag with a comma.

    • Comments: Here’s another useful metadata tag you can add to images. You can add a comment that will help you remember the weather conditions that were prevalent when you created the image, other photographers you were with, and so on.

  3. Select another image to which you want to add information.

    Applying tags to multiple images is definitely the efficient way to work. However, sometimes you need to add information to special images.