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Not sure I've understood your question. But you might want to Google Exiftool and ExifToolGui which allow you to view and edit pretty much any of the metadata in image files. I've run them on both Windows and Mac to do intricate editing of metadata (e.g. turning lens distortion correction on and off).

 

Hope that helps.

 

Mark

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3 hours ago, fotoDogue said:

 

Are you talking about HTML?

 

I think that the OP is referring to how it is possible to embed the HTML Alt tag into the image itself, rather than into the HTML code on the webpage. I haven't used Photoshop in a long time, so I don't know, but it should be easy enough to do this in PS. though quite why you'd want to, I don't know. 

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15 minutes ago, Travelshots said:

Yes I am trying to see if an ALT tag can be embeded in the image. Photoshop I dont think will do it. I am told  CS In Design  might.... Thanks for all your help.

 

The ALT tag is being used in html not embedded in the image itself. Just type something like  <img src="myphoto.jpg" alt="a photo of mine">

If you use a content managing system (like Wordpress) there are plugins that populate the ALT text from one of the IPTC fields. Usually Caption or Title.

You can fill in the IPTC fields in any real photo editor and in some apps.

 

wim

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38 minutes ago, wiskerke said:

 

The ALT tag is being used in html not embedded in the image itself. Just type something like  <img src="myphoto.jpg" alt="a photo of mine">

If you use a content managing system (like Wordpress) there are plugins that populate the ALT text from one of the IPTC fields. Usually Caption or Title.

You can fill in the IPTC fields in any real photo editor and in some apps.

 

wim

Wim Thank you so much that is exactly what I am trying to do. Take the IPTC Title and make it an ALT tag. I  dont use word press but will download it and  try out.

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23 minutes ago, Travelshots said:

Wim Thank you so much that is exactly what I am trying to do. Take the IPTC Title and make it an ALT tag. I  dont use word press but will download it and  try out.

 

Where are you trying to do that? WordPress and other CMS-s run on a web server.

 

wim

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Just to jump in again: remember that the ALT tag in HTML was designed to be used specifically for less-able users (using screen-readers and so on) and/or for those who choose to browse without images enabled - for whatever reason.  If your intention is to make the text visible for all users in most (all? Don't know these days) browsers, then add the HTML TITLE tag as well. The TITLE tag may include concise additional information and can also be used for textual content. Bear in mind that this shouldn't be used as a keywording SEO shortcut: Google got wise to this many years ago.

 

So, following on from wim's example:

 

<img src="myphoto.jpg" alt="a photo of mine" title="a great photo of mine">

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8 hours ago, losdemas said:

Just to jump in again: remember that the ALT tag in HTML was designed to be used specifically for less-able users (using screen-readers and so on) and/or for those who choose to browse without images enabled - for whatever reason. 

 

It's left over from the early days of the web when people were using 56k modems over dial-up. If you've ever waited minutes for a Gif file to download from half-way around the world you'd understand why. Now that we have jpg and broadband connections images usually load so fast we barely notice alt tags.

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