Photoshop CC: Why was auto-complete in File Info removed from the latest (2014) version?

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When using the File Info section of the previous version of PS CC prior to the newest 2014 version, I could simply type in the first one or two letters of any of the fields and the program would auto-fill (or suggest) the rest of the text for that field. With the newest (2014) version of PS CC it isn't doing that...and I'm told this feature was no longer included in the newest version. To me that's ridiculous that they removed this feature, as it saved me a ton of time. Is there any way that we can request that this auto-complete feature be reinstated into the newest version?
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Dennis Stein

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I agree. I use it for my newspaper photos and I now have to copy/paste info and captions, wasting more time than I care to. I don't know why it was changed in the first place.
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We need this feature. Agree with Dennis. There are things I need to repeat in ever photo that I send to the newspaper. Auto fill was a great feature. Templates do a lot but the auto fill saved a lot of time and avoided mistakes.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP: FILE INFO Auto completion in metadata fields.

Auto completion needs to be added back to PS! When entering metadata in the fields in File Info it really would speed up the tedious process. Please bring this back (along with spell check please).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP: File Info auto-fill gone in CC 2014?.

When shooting sports, I rely on hitting the first letter of my name in 'author' and then tab to 'description' to cutline by doing a simple name/action replace while keeping the core of my information unchanged.

I have noticed that in 2014, this is not an option -- there is no auto-fill when typing the same letter as a previously used name/phrase in file info. Is there a way to fix this so it works moving forward? I prefer that method to a batch file info change with templates or an action. I'd do this in Photo Mechanic before the import, but my outlet doesn't use it.
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Mathew said it, "Id use photo mechanic" Adobe really need to get a handle on IPTC and file info in general, I don't think they realise what an important part of PS this should be :-(
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IPTC Auto-Complete - bring it back!.

Hoping I'm joining a chorus of users asking for this... (heh ok, I know...) - but I'd REALLY like Photoshop CC to bring the auto-complete back to the IPTC form. We submit a lot of images to the AP and it's soooo much better when you just type in the first letter and hit enter to autofill the field, rather than having to type each field, each time.
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David Warren

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David,
don't want to keep banging on about other software on a PS forum because I probably will always use PS because it is the industry standard, but, other software does IPTC/XMP captioning much better and actually has a template for AP photographers.
Dave.
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Please!!! Bring back this feature!!!
Bring back the auto-complete in File Info!!!
Hear us!!! Please!!!
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David Warren

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hate to say it Dudu, but no chance. See my comment above yours and that was a year ago. Adobe clearly don't listen to working photographers in the newspaper media.  I was even at an adobe lecture and raised the question and the presenter said, why do you need to use file info? words fail me. As I have already said there is excellent caption software on the market that is very inexpensive and much much better than PS file info, why not give it a try.
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What is this inexpensive excellent caption software of which you speak..?  I may need to get it!  I am so bummed that auto complete feature is gone..I finally just broke down and switched from CS6 to CC2017...and spent half a day trying to locate a preference menu to see if I could turn on auto complete!  Finally, I came here to see what I could find out and am appalled that Adobe would remove such a useful feature....I'd almost like to switch back now to CS6...if I didn't have to start over from scratch reloading my actions and plug ins and filters lol....
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David Warren

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google - camera bits, try it for free, then buy if it works for you, also google it on you tube, see what people are saying and how they use it, like all good software it will take a little time to get into the flow, but once you do you won't regret it. I don't work for them or are paid by them to endorse it but frankly there is no alternative made by Adobe that does captioning and selecting images anywhere near as good.
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I recently upgraded to PS CC and discovered the File Info autofill feature was dropped. Why would Adobe discontinue such a time-saving feature? Has anyone from Adobe responded about this?
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Ive just changed from CS6 to PS CC2017...I am so bummed that the File Info Auto complete feature is gone!  I use it all the time...as I do stock photography and do my keywords when filling in title, my name, etc.  Why in the world would Adobe not include this very useful feature anymore?  I see this is an old subject...but really...bring it back please!!!!!!!!!  
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Please return the auto fill option to file info preferences.

returning auto fill option to file info preferences
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled BRIDGE - Bring back "new synchronized window" and "auto-complete in file info".

PLEASE!!!
Bring back these features to CC!!!
Bridge "New Synchronised Window";
Bridge "Auto-Complete in File Info"
Thanks!!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Autocompletion of text in Photoshop CC 2015 File Info dialog.

Captions had an autocomplete function in Photoshop CS6, which saved time retyping captions in the 'file info' field. This does not seem to be available in Photoshop CC 2015 or am I missing something? I am not talking about batch commands, but a suggestive caption which was useful for two or three photographs of the same subject.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled FILE INFO Auto-fill feature in Photoshop CC missing from recent updates- Please r....

An important feature has been removed from recent versions of Photoshop CC, and I'd like to request that it be restored:
In the original version of PhotoShop CC, if you went into File>File info to add information, the auto-fill feature would complete the word. Although I try to put in most keywords when importing photos,information often has be be added in later. In Photoshop CC, as in the previous versions of Photoshop, it would recognize familiar words and fill in the fields. In Photoshop CC 2014 and 2015, that feature is gone, and can add an hour or more a week of repetitive work. Please restore the feature!

Thank you.
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Let me add my voice to this discussion/request.  Why would they remove such an important feature for people who, like us, process lots and lots of photos?  Makes no sense and is very disappointing.
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Helen, for the moment, I do use Bridge's file info to input data with the previous entries available.
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I don't use Bridge much, so it would involve opening another app. As for now, it's worth the extra cut and paste. Really annoying.  I thank you so much for the tip and will experiment with using Bridge in my workflow!
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Bridge can be a real asset, look at its key wording abilities, full screen preview with space bar (make sure that the preference for full screen preview is set), it can also pilot Photoshop to create jpegs from raw, for instance (tools>photoshop>image processor...
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Adobe is joining the list of companies that do not value their customers
They think that have everyone hooked via the subscription
But several other companies are coming up to speed and Adobe will lose customers
Especially if they continue to disrespect us
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Now that Bridge will also migrate to HTML5, it is urgent to update that panel! https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/adobe-bridge-cc-support-for-html-5-based-plug-ins-coming-soon/
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I really want this feature returned too!! As people have been asking for 3 years what's the chance they will do it?
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The same issues in photoshop cc 2018 - can we please have the functionality of the File Info from cc 2014?
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Adobe
Please let your customers know that you value them
Restore the information in File / File Info so it shows  up if it has been typed in previously?
Why is Adobe making me retype everything every time?
And no, I am not using LR for this feature ... I m editing a photo and want it back in PS where it was
Guess I will go back to using PS6
Aren't there enough examples of how you don't care about us anymore now that you've gone to the subscription?
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Completely agree with Carole here above. Why is there no reply at all from Adobe, btw?
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Carole VandenBerg

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Have no idea why Adobe is ignoring this ... just another example of disrespecting customers