Photoshop Elements: How do I insert metadata tags as text in a photo?

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Sorry, it's in french!
Bonsoir,
J'utilise PhotoShop éléments 8 pour indexer mes photos. Il me paraîtrait très intéressant de pouvoir incruster dans chaque photo tout ou partie des "tags"qui lui ont été affectés.
A titre d'exemple, je vous signale le logiciel gratuit Exifer avec lequel il est possible d'incruster le nom de la photo, qui peut être plus ou moins manipulé, ainsi que les données EXIF que l'on choisit. On peut définir la police, la casse, la couleur, le fonds, l'emplacement de l'incrustation.
Sur le plan technique l'implémentation de cette fonction ne paraît relativement simple. Pourriez-vous y penser, ou bien m'indiquer comment on accède à cette fonction si elle existe.
Merci d'avance
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Good evening,
I use Photoshop Elements 8 to index my photos. It would seem very interesting to embed in each photo or all of the "tags" that have been affected.
For example, I would point the free Exif with which it is possible to insert the name of the photo, which can be handled more or less, and the EXIF data that one chooses. We can set the font, case, color, money, location of the overlay.
On the technical implementation of this function seems relatively simple. Can you think of it, or tell me how to access this feature if it exists.
Thank you in advance
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Are you looking to have the Keyword Tags written graphically on the image? If that is the case, there is no automated process for doing so.
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Thanks Bret II,
That's what I thaught! But, do Adobe intend to develop that function? (See Exifer a freeware) I think it very useful!
Can you explain the function that appear in the french edition of PSE Elements 8. "Fichier/Inscrire les étiquettes de mots-clés et de propriétés dans les photos"? Nothing seem to happen when I activate it!
Thanks for your attention
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This option (translated to English as "Write Keyword Tag and Properties Info to Photos") does write this information to the file, but not graphically to the picture. Instead, it is adding this information to the metadata.

Metadata is invisible information that is about your file. You need a metadata viewer to see this info (Elements Organizer and Photoshop Elements both have this ability), but it's very helpful for when you transfer the file to someone else. If they need to know things like who took the photo, what is in the photo, when and where the photo was taken, and so on.

When you add metadata, such as Keyword Tags, Captions, and Star Ratings to your images in the Elements Organizer, this information is stored in the catalog database. But by using the "Write Keyword Tag..." command, this information is added to the file directly. That way, if you send the file to another computer, the information is there, rather than left behind on your own computer.

I am not aware of any options to add an automated metadata to graphic text option in Photoshop Elements. This can be accomplished using scripting in Photoshop CS5 however.
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I have seen this "Write Keyword Tag" command in many posts but cannot locate it in my version. Even though i tag my photos in the organizer... the tags are not recognized by Vista unless i open them up individually in the editor and save a new version. Please tell me they didn't get rid of this "write keyword tag" feature. Where can i find it. There is no "File" in the organizer window and the edit window file has no "write .... " options.

I am using Photoshop Elements 9.

Thanks.
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In the Organizer, go to File > Write Keyword Tag and Properties Info to Photos.
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To answer the original question about writing metadata onto the image itself, the free XnView image viewer:
http://www.xnview.com/
has a batch processing capability which, among lots of features, allows you to specify which metadata is written onto the image.

Ken
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I did finally find the "file" button on the organizer.... for some reason it is hidden and you have to click on these tiny, barely visible arrows on the top middle to find it. (in case anyone else is having this problem).

thanks
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Niki,

In Windows, change your Display options to use the default, 100% screen font size so you can see the main menu bar.

Ken