Tagging Best Practices

Most effective ways to implement tags

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Updated over a week ago

PhotoDay offers customizable search options that help guide your customers to their photos. Of those, tags are a versatile way to introduce some organization to your photo gallery.

While we do offer our FaceFind facial clustering technology to assist customers in quickly locating the photos for which they’re searching, we realize some may opt to browse the entire gallery or narrow their searches by using tags.

Whether you wish to organize your photos by team name, jersey number, day of shoot, etc. 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 Manage Tags Window

After selecting one or multiple photos, click on the "Tag" button to bring up the Manage Tags window. From here, you can add existing tags to a photo, create new ones, or delete existing tags.

The Add Tags Icon

The Add Tags icon is 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.

Dragging and Dropping

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.

The Thumbnail Icon

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.

Folder Structure

You can also create structure to your gallery by placing your photos into segmented folders in a manner you feel best organizes your shoot. Each folder that contains photos will become your tags when you upload the photo files to PhotoDay.

Lightroom Keywords

If you are 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. After you have completed your tagging, you can sort them to display in any order you wish. To sort, simply hover your cursor over a tag, and drag it up or down by the sort icon that appears.

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.

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