How do I bulk tag all pics in a folder?

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Doogle
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How do I bulk tag all pics in a folder?

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The FAQ's in this forum seem aimed at a higher experience level than I am. I just installed XnView Classic because it was rated high. All I want to do is tag some or all pictures in some of my folders. I have 30,000 pictures total. In some folders all pics need to be tag the same. I can't find a way to tag all, other than clicking on each individual check box. Hundreds of clicks per folder. I'm sure there is a way. I just haven't found it.
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Re: How do I bulk tag all pics in a folder?

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Doogle wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 11:38 am The FAQ's in this forum seem aimed at a higher experience level than I am. I just installed XnView Classic because it was rated high. All I want to do is tag some or all pictures in some of my folders. I have 30,000 pictures total. In some folders all pics need to be tag the same. I can't find a way to tag all, other than clicking on each individual check box. Hundreds of clicks per folder. I'm sure there is a way. I just haven't found it.
You might consider if you would be better starting with XnView MP, which is under active development and has enhanced image management functions...
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Re: How do I bulk tag all pics in a folder?

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I installed XnView MP and see no difference. I still can't find how to tag all 300 pictures in a folder without clicking on each box. And speaking of pictures, could someone explain the difference between pictures and photographs in the Categories section? Be gentle, I'm an old man.
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Re: How do I bulk tag all pics in a folder?

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Select your files, go in 'category sets', enter the keyword or click it
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Re: How do I bulk tag all pics in a folder?

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I wanted to know how to select all files without actually clicking on each individual file-hundreds of them. I gave up, uninstalled, and installed Tag Spaces.
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Re: How do I bulk tag all pics in a folder?

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Doogle wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 4:52 pm I wanted to know how to select all files without actually clicking on each individual file-hundreds of them. I gave up, uninstalled, and installed Tag Spaces.
I don't tag files myself, but I see in the browser that there is an option Edit > Select all which was what you needed?

Looking again, the usual Crtl-A also selects all displayed files in a folder.
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