Metadata / Tags for Illustrator & Photoshop Files

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I would like an additional feature in Photoshop and Illustrator where you can save metadata or "tag" categories that your file belongs too, like in instagram. For example, if I was looking for an art file with tie dye in it, typing in "tie dye" in the search box would bring up all my files that I had tagged as tie dye category. This would be very very helpful as file names can only be so long and are only for very short descriptions! Thanks!
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Jacqueline Parsons

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Chris Cox

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Photoshop and Illustrator have had metadata capabilities for over 20 years.

Please see the File -> File Info dialog, which will write IPTC, EXIF, and XMP standard metadata.

How that ties into searching depends on where you are searching -- Bridge and other apps aware of metadata will search the metadata.

Windows and MacOS will search some, but not all, metadata formats.