Changing a catalog label its details

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Change the details for a catalog label by selecting it and then press [Enter]. You can also open the context menu for a label by right clicking on it and then select “Edit Item”.




This dialog has the following detail fields:



This lists the parent for this catalog label. Optionally click the drop down button to the right if you want this label to be stored in another parent.


Label name

Enter the name of your catalog label here



Optionally enter a full description for the catalog label. If entered then this description will be displayed in the Catalog Explorer when the mouse is hovered over the label name.




IDimager PRO only;

Synonyms contains a list of terms that you'd like to store with this label. The synonyms will then be used as a search term when searching for images. For instance; let's say that you need to keep cars stored as "Automobiles". Automobiles is not a daily used term so when you keep "Cars" as a synonym of catalog label "Automobiles" then when you search for label "Cars", IDimager will suggest the label "Automobiles".


When assigning this label, also assign its parent

This option will enable you to speed up your cataloging process. When this option is selected and you assign this label to an image, then all the parent labels will be assigned as well. For instance, in the sample of Places.Europe.Netherlands.Amsterdam, I can use this option to assign the parent labels "Netherlands", and "Europe" in one go, only by assigning Amsterdam.


For your info; IDimager will assign parent labels, but not the top category (Places).


When assigning this label then unassign all labels with the same parent


Select this option if you want to keep this label "exclusive" within its parent. Meaning; if you have multiple labels in the same parent and each one of these labels has this option switch ON then assigning one label will exclude all other labels within this parent. This way you can create "mutual exclusive" labels; e.g. a set of labels that represent a certain state for your images.

Mapped to XMP as

Once you are more familiar with Image Details and XMP, you will sometimes find it interesting to map a catalog label to any of the XMP (Image Details) fields. For example, you can have a catalog label for Places.Europe.Netherlands.Amsterdam. Then when you assign the catalog label "Amsterdam" to an image that could automatically fill in the "City" field in the Image Details. In that case you'll need to map the catalog label "Amsterdam" to the Image Detail field "City". You can select any of the Image Details fields by clicking the drop down arrow at the right of this field. It is possible to select several XMP fields to map this label to.






Write the XMP mappings for all parent labels as well.

By selecting this option, you instruct IDimager that once you assign this catalog label and then synchronize to that image, that IDimager need to handle all XMP mappings from parent labels as well: EVEN WHEN THE PARENT LABELS ARE NOT ASSIGNED.


in the sample of Places.Europe.Netherlands.Amsterdam, I could decide not to assign parent labels, but do write XMP mappings for parents. Then the parent labels get XMP mappings like catalog label "Netherlands" maps to XMP field "Country".


In that case, once you assign Amsterdam to an image, the parent labels will also be mapped to their corresponding XMP field (if any). This way you will get more consistent Image Details because IDimager handles the obvious ones.


For your info; The XMP mapping will be mapped to the Image Details when you synchronize the image (e.g. with [Ctrl]+[F12]).


Ignore this label when generating keywords for XMP/IPTC

When synchronizing the catalog information to the Image metadata, usually done with [Ctrl]+[F12], then IDimager will translate your catalog labels to metadata keywords.


By selecting this option you can tell IDimager that this particular catalog label should not be stored to XMP/IPTC keywords. This way you can keep specific catalog labels private.


Keyboard Shortcut


IDimager PRO Only;

Optionally record a keyboard shortcut for this label. Using a keyboard shortcut will allow you to assign this catalog to one or more thumbnails by simply pressing that shortcut.


Record a new shortcut by clicking the <...> button and then select "Record Shortcut".


Note; keep in mind that if you record a shortcut here that is already used within IDimager then the recorded shortcut will replace the standard IDimager shortcut.


GEO Location

IDimager PRO Only;

A unique feature of IDimager is its ability to attach a GEO location to a catalog label. As soon as the catalog label is assigned to the image and then synchronized to the file, IDimager will also write the attached GEO location to the image file as GPS coordinates.


By enabling this option, you specify that there are coordinates to attach. Logically, not all catalog labels can have a GEO location attached.You'd typically use this for non movable objects (like Statue of Liberty) or places (like My Home or San Francisco).


Then enter the GEO location details. There are the GPS coordinates. Enter the latitude, longitude, and optionally altitude as a decimal value. If you don't know the decimal value, you can also enter the coordinates in degrees/minutes/seconds. To do so, click the "degs" hyperlink label behind the decimal value.




Once you click OK, the value will be entered in the appropriate value.


The Latitude can be entered as "North" or "South". Longitude as "East" or "West" and Altitude is either below or above sea level.


You can optionally specify a radius for a catalog label. By specifying a radius you can set the range around the specified point that covers the area for this catalog label. For instance; the catalog label Universal Studios can have a radius around it to cover the entire area of the attraction park. IDimager's other GPS features (like the GPS Panel script) can then use this information to detect if a specific GEO point is within the range of this catalog label and can then assign this catalog label too.



The lower section of this dialog displays several tab sheets.




Sub Labels

This tab contains a list of labels that are stored below the selected catalog label. You can either create new sub labels here, delete existing sub labels, or even replace them under a different catalog label.




IDimager PRO only;

One of IDimager's unique features is the ability to keep inter relationships between catalog labels. For instance; People.Family.John is related to People.Family.Anita as "husband to wife". By creating relationships between your catalog labels, you will be able to instantly switch to related labels. If catalog label "John" is selected, you get instant access to "Anita" because Anita will be included in the sub list of John. This concept will be discussed later on in more detail.





This tab displays a list of all images that are currently assigned to this catalog label.