One word, Mega Data (or is that two words) that is attached to each and every digital image. You can see this in Photoshop and Bridge. It allows keywords, location, copyright, and even addresses with phone numbers.
Here is what you do to set up a copyright template. Bring up any image in Photoshop and then go to File/File info. Fill in all the info for you copyright and then at the upper right hand corner you will see a little triangle. Click on this and save you information. Give it a name like Joe Blow 2006 (if you name is Joe Blow and this is your copyright info in 2006) and thats it. You can now go to triangle on single images and attach your copyright at any time.
Have a bunch of images then in Bridge just select all the images you want copyright info attached and there in the megadate tab is your saved info. Click and in a few seconds all images are tagged. With all the images still selected you can go and attach key words, locations, and the like. Now when ever you want to find images a simple key word seach in Bridge will bring them up.
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