Becky B’s Squares: Bright Sunsets in California

#BrightSquare Day 17

“As usual for a Squares Challenge month I will be sharing squares daily, and I would love it if you did the same. However if daily sounds too daunting, don’t worry. It is fine to join us weekly or even just pop in occasionally with your squares. The frequency of your squares depends on you and also your blog. All I ask is that your image has 4 equal sides, and that it reflects the theme of bright.”

Becky B.

Bright California Sunsets

sunset, cattle, foothills, CA
Cattle turning their backs to bright sunset.

Waiting for Sundown

Ninety-five degrees
Cattle hooves drum, dust rises
Coolness come quickly

© Marsha Ingrao
#cinquain
sunset
Sunset

Sunsets

Temperatures drop
Sun drops behind gray foothills
Relaxing breezes

© Marsha Ingrao
#cinquain
Sunset
Sunset in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada

3 Quick Tips

do you know how to make a copyright symbol?

  • Alt + 0169 is supposed to work. It didn’t work for me.
  • © Copy and paste mine or go to this helpful page for more symbols

After all these years, I learn something new every day. What new thing did you learn today? Leave me a comment When I create a technical Blog Tip post, if I quote one of your great comments, I’ll link it to one of your posts. If you send me a link to one of your posts, like Hugh Roberts often does, I’ll add it to my next Blog Tip post.

Do you know why you shouldn’t link to someone’s page?

When you add a link to someone’s blog, don’t use the link to their home page or any other page. They won’t get the notification. Link to a post.

Hugh Roberts

This does more than just notify your friend that you’ve linked. It keeps you current with your friend. Your best friends are not always the folks that come up in Reader. This is a way to make your visitations more intentional. If you haven’t had a chance to read the post, stop and read and comment.

My Coffee-Overdosed Computer Update:

My old computer is officially toast. Best Buy will drive a stake through its heart before they recycle it to make sure.

My new computer arrived Thursday. I thought I could at least open my One Drive and get started using my new treasure. Too many password tries locked it up. I took it in for its initial appointment on Friday. The Geek Squad expert (she’s been working there since October) got in and fixed it within a couple of minutes, so my pictures are all still in tact. YAY!

Apparently it is tradition here in Prescott to keep computers that come in for attention for 48 hours. It comes home just in time for Sunday Stills. I am so excited to welcome it to its new home!

Click the Pingbacks

Becky B suggests that we read at least two other #brightsquare posts. That’s another way to be intentional in your blogging and not get overloaded or overwhelmed. Here are my first few from today.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

enjoy Your sunset tonight with someone special!

Becky B’s Bright Squares: Sparkly Shoes from Las Vegas

#BrightSquare Day 5

“As usual for a Squares Challenge month I will be sharing squares daily, and I would love it if you did the same. However if daily sounds too daunting, don’t worry. It is fine to join us weekly or even just pop in occasionally with your squares. The frequency of your squares depends on you and also your blog. All I ask is that your image has 4 equal sides, and that it reflects the theme of bright.”

Becky B.

Virtual Vacation to Vegas #3 Walking Is a Bright Idea

bright shoe display
bright shoe display in the Venetian Hotel shop

Maybe not with these babies.

Upcoming

  • Don’t forget to look for quotes or use mine to write or share your pictures about travel, vacations, your favorite place to go, your travel bucket list… #Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays – Travel. Hope to see you soon. New topic coming Wednesday 🙂
  • April Story Chat: Coming Tuesday, “Miniature Planet” by Doug Jacquier

Bright Idea! create Yourself a template for these posts

Since I am posting some of the same information day after day, I forget exactly how I worded something. I don’t want to constantly cut and paste back and forth. Somehow I happened on this shortcut to create a template for my posts.

  • At the top right hand of your WordPress screen is the Publish button, Settings, Jetpack, then three dots.
  • Click on the three dots
  • In the drop down menu choose “Copy All Content.”
  • Add a new post.
  • Paste old content into it. Update what you need and create a new title.

If you know any great shortcuts to posting, let me know in the comments and I will summarize them and create a new post using your bright ideas.

Have a great week.

Yes, Our WP Blogging Experts Agree – Your Site Needs Two Things

You Need Both a Search Box and Categories

I asked you all how you help yourself and others to find posts and pictures hidden inside the megabytes of storage WordPress keeps for you. They all agreed that the most helpful technologies on your blog are the search box and identifying categories for each post.

Marsha Ingrao and Kalev photo search -Oregon

Each contributor’s comments have been woven into this post. If you like what they say or want to take a look at their blog, I’ve included a link to one of their recent blog posts in their first comment so you can find them and ask questions or take a look to see how their site is organized.

Hugh Roberts spends hours helping people with his blog tip category. He had this to say about using categories.

Hi Marsha, I have a photography category on my blog, which has 5 sub-categories – Daily Squares, Lens Artist Photo challenge, Wordless Wednesday, Sunday Stills, and Thursday Doors. So if anybody wanted to look at my Daily Squares posts, they would choose that category to see a list of posts. Here’s a screenshot of the categories I mentioned. Hugh’s instructions for using categories.

Hugh Roberts
Want to know how Hugh did this? Read this post.

Yes, I have the search bar widget on my blog, so it shows on every page of my blog because it’s on the widget bar. I recommend that every blogger has a search bar on their blog for several reasons. I’ve written posts about it. Here are Hugh’s instructions to install a search bar widget.

And yes, categorising your blog posts is vital. I liken blogs not have categorised posts as walking into a library to look for a certain book and finding that none of the books has been put into categories. You have to search the whole library for that book on the six wives of Henry VIII, instead of just looking in the history section for it. How many people would bother?

When looking for photos for certain challenges, I use the search bar in the WordPress media library to look for suitable photos because I label my photos when I add them to the library. It seems to work well.

Hugh Roberts

Even if you think nobody can see your categories listed on your sidebar, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them. They work invisibly with your search bar to help people find posts they want to read. The other item that works hard for you without showing is the information you add to your photos. We talked about that in our last post.

When Anne Leueen talks about WP Admin, she is talking about the internal working of a website or backside, that you can see and your readers cannot see.

I use categories but the idea of a search widget is new to me. I will have to look into that. To search my photos in media I click on My Site then select WP Admin then Media and put in the date. I usually have an idea of when I used the photos and it is much , much faster than scrolling down through years of photos!

Anne Leueen

I have a much better idea of time now that I have organized my photos on my computer.

Both Challenge Hosts, Becky B and Cee Neuner, Challenge Hostess of many challenges, have search widgets in their sidebar.

Search function is so useful, many themes seem to add it automatically for you in your menus or footers, but if not do look to add one if you have side-menus and footers. So useful! 

Becky B (Squares Hostess)
Sunset in Maui
I’m ready for Becky B’s April Squares – bright. Sunset in Hawaii

My friend Carol reminds me about a technique to help people outside of WordPress on social media to notice your post.

I always include the latest hashtag in the text and the tags  for Becky’s challenges.

The Eternal Traveller

Cee Neuner, famous in the blogging world for her many challenges like Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Cee’s Black and White Challenge, and Flower of the Day Challenge, to name just a few, agrees.

Categories help people find things on your site when they are visiting your site. You should use them. Tags are more important to help people find things when they are searching Google or Bing and are not on your site. You should add tags to each post. I always put my full name in the tag bar for every post. I also put my blog address and the name of my challenge. This helps search engines like Google and it also protects your content.

Cee Neuner
FOTD Cee Neuner, tulips, orange, red, purple
Ready to submit for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day Challenge – Tulips

Where Should You Put a Search Bar Widget?

For my readers, I have the Search tool right up front in the right margin near the top. As a travel blogger, mostly United States, it is easy to (categorize my posts) by state or country name. I also have some photography categories referenced since a geographic region may not be appropriate for the specific post topic. I also use tags for specific terms in the text when appropriate. Finally, I have a category called “But I Digress…” where I put everything else.

John Steiner

Lisa Coleman notes that you can move widgets anywhere on your sidebar and footers that you want them. Lisa explains why she moved her Search Bar Widget.

I just moved my search box to the top of my pages. It still appears at the bottom of my home page which I can’t change because of my theme. All other pages, including my blog page, the search is at the top of my sidebar. For instance, I sometimes want to put a link into a new post from a past post because something triggers a subject. I want to reference that past blog for any new followers who haven’t seen it (if they choose to click on the link).

I begin my search outside of WP via a new tab in Chrome. I go to my blog and search my own blog. It is easy to put the topic or keyword into search. It will bring up all posts from newest to oldest for that search. I can then go through until I find the post, click on the post and copy the URL, paste it into the link for the new post.

I now have an old post get new attention. 

Lisa Coleman
Australian pelican
My pelican photo for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Photo Challenge

Is the Search Bar Widget Just for Guests?

Categories help visitors quickly know what topics your website is about and allows them to navigate your site faster.

https://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/category/

While these two technologies assist guests trying to find something on your blog, there are other uses.

I have a basic search box in my right sidebar. I probably use it more than anyone else…

Jim Borden

Our next expert, Sarah of Toonsarah, like Hugh, has categories and sub-categories. Sarah tells how she searches for posts on her blog.

When I want to find things myself I do it one of two ways. If I’m looking for a complete post I use my own menu as I usually know how I will have categorised it. However as I add more posts and each category has more within it, that will become cumbersome I guess. I may start to use my search box then!

Sarah Wilkies

Sarah is a travel blogger, so you might find her choices of category topics helpful.

I have a search box at the top of every page, next to the menu. I do use categories, which I sub-divide as follows:


Destinations (organised by continent / country / and sometimes broken down further)


Themes, including landscape, eco-tourism, food & drink, wildlife (again sometimes broken down further e.g. wildlife has a sub-category of birds)


Photography, with sub-divisions of different styles of gallery (by place or by theme) and all the photography challenges listed separately so fellow-bloggers can, I hope, find them

Sarah Wilkies

Sidebar or Not?

Sarah brought up a couple more issues that you may wonder about as well. The first is whether or not to use the sidebar. In addition to a search bar, sidebar widgets might include a tag cloud, a list of categories, your name and picture, and many other helpful items.

Whenever I create a new category I also add it to my menu, so I don’t also put them in my sidebar but I do have a tag cloud there. I did a very small and informal survey among Facebook friends who blog, as I was considering getting rid of the sidebar, but the feedback seemed to be that people do use them to navigate the site.

Sarah Wilkies

Many of you know Restless Jo. She adds to that issue, which is that the widgets you use can vary depending on the theme and type of WordPress site you have.

Oh help! You know I’m rubbish at this! I used to use Categories but when I changed to a paying site I lost my sidebar. Or should I say I coveted the space more and eliminated it, along with footers. I do have a search on the front page just under the Header but I doubt anyone uses it. Hopeless! Don’t take any tips from me. 

Restless Jo
Prescott Walk downtown
a picture from my post, Prescott Walks #2 Downtown Prescott

So there is the sidebar controversy. Do you use a side bar? On which side are you? Keep in mind that categories keep working behind closed doors as long as you enter that information and have a search bar in your sidebar.

How Many Categories Are Enough?

The second controversy Sarah brings up is about how many categories you should use in your blog. Sarah has probably been contacted by the same web developers that I have been promising to make my website function better if only I do… Where do you stand on this next topic?

As to the number of categories, the advice I read is that you shouldn’t have more than 15 categories and tags in total as WP tends associate large numbers of both with spammers and won’t include the post in Reader searches etc. I have no idea if that’s correct but for the present it’s advice I follow. 

Sarah Wilkies

You can add as many tags as you like to a post. However, the WordPress.com Reader will filter out posts using more than 15 tags and categories (combined) as an anti-spam measure.

Hugh Roberts

Ooh are they saying 15 in total for both tags and categories – yikes. I have way more than 15 because of the tags! I thought that only related to categories – off to research

Becky B. (Squares)

I have more than 15 categories I can choose from depending on the topic of the post. When a website designer salesperson told me I had too many categories, I eliminated some. Listening to Hugh, it sounds like the advice limiting both tags and categories is meant to apply to each post. That makes a lot more sense. I do not show all my categories in my sidebar, it’s too cumbersome.

Add Categories to Menu

Like posts, you might not want to add too many items to your Menu bar. In your menu setting, you can chose to add a category as either a parent or sub-topic as a menu item. Here again, most bloggers want you to opt for the simple. Fewer is better.

On a scale of 1-5 how helpful was this information?

Do you have any other questions or suggestions. Feel free to talk about it in the comment bar or contact me directly through my contact page.

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Thanks for joining us today. Have a great week.

Organizing Your Photos Part Two: What’s in YOUR WP Media File?

Hi friends,

Thanks to Lisa Coleman, hostess for Bird Weekly Challenge, photographer, and graphic artist, for spending about an hour with me researching to write this post, searching for files, editing and making adjustments to our WordPress Media Files.

Before we start, here’s my main question to you this week. Are you blogging on WordPress.com or WordPress.org? I have done both for almost an equal number of years. My preference for ease of use is WordPress.com because I’m a technophobe. I’d rather concentrate of writing and photography – that’s hard enough.

WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

I wrote this article experimenting with the media files in WordPress.com. Whether you chose to make changes to them or not, is up to you. The media files for WordPress.org work the same way, but the problem may not stem from the media file.

If you are a .org user, your best help will come from your hosting service. As Sarah found out, her problems stemmed from lack of storage.

I had that problem, and I had a speed of loading problem. Both Bluehost and SiteGround successfully helped me, but I spent way too much money and time with technology experts on the phone. SiteGround provided slightly more responsive, speedy, and knowledgeable service, but I needed their help far too often.

WordPress.com has several levels of service that rival any of the hosts that me my needs and it was completely compatible with my WordPress site. I’m not trying to sell services here friends, just sharing some of my nine years of blogging experience.

Try to Search Your WP Media Files!

Every picture you’ve ever put in any of your posts is in your WordPress files unless you manually delete them.

Uh huh, searching wasn’t as successful as you thought it would be, was it? LOL

Search by First Words of Post Title

When I typed in SS for Sunday Stills. I got everything from “Publishing Process” to “How to Overcome Messed Up Instructions.” Do you see the pattern?

Search by date.

I tried 2012 without quotes and got 108 pictures from every year between 2012 and now.

I tried “2012,” and only 20 pictures appeared.

Guessing from the pattern in my last search, I concluded that if the media contained any date starting with 2 or 20 or 201, it would show up. But I have many more than 108 pictures in the last nine years. So I was at a loss and more than a little irritated.

Search by Subject

I tried searching for history – bad idea – my blog address is tchistorygal.net, which is on EVERY MEDIA FILE!

I read the WordPress help post about searching and editing the Media Library. I still had a lot of experimenting to learn how to find my files and fix them so I could find them again.

Media Grid form
Media Grid where you choose pictures to insert into your post. All previous pictures for every post are in the media file.
Labeling Photos Before They Come to WordPress

I label my photos in Photoshop when I process multiple photos. If your don’t have a name on your files in your computer, when you load the picture into WordPress, you might have a picture called 20140403_230945000_iOS.jpg. This label becomes the title of the picture, or in some cases the alt-text unless you change it manually in WordPress. These files are super hard to find in a search.

Usually the name from my computer describes the picture, not the title of the post. If the title of your picture doesn’t include the title of the post, searching by post title WILL NOT WORK.

Searching by post title did not work
If the post title doesn’t match the picture title, searching by post title will not locate your media file in a search of your media grid.

You want a specific media file to put in a current post. Search for the post, NOT FOR MEDIA, by categories, tags and even specific words. You WILL find the post.

Now, you found the post which will help you find the media file, just not directly. Finding the post allows you to see the photo information such as the alt text and the description as well as the title.

If you know the alt-text, the title of the photo or the description, you can search the media file to reuse the picture. This can save you hours of work trying to find the original photo in your computer files, if they are not organized, or don’t go back far enough, or the file is stored in drive other than your computer.

Now you know the Alt Text. YAY!
Searching by alt text worked.

If you find commonalities in the alt-text or titles within the post, this will allow you to know the keyword to search. All the photo files in my post, Willis Tower Joke, had the alt-text of Chicago. Lucky me.

Searching by partial alt text worked.

If I think I might want to use the photo again, I can edit it in the post and update the alt-text, or I can go in and edit it in the Grid (probably easier in the long run to add in the description). The description box is missing in the Block edit on your post. However, you can only edit one photo at a time in the grid.

Alt text box location
Click on photo. The location of Alt-text box is on the right side of my screen. This might change depending on what theme you use in WordPress.
  • Add the post title in the Description box.
  • Add my name or my brother’s name in the alt-text, title or Description box.
  • Add a date in the Description box.
  • Add the name of the building or exact location in the Description box.
  • Add other tags that are on the post in the Description box.
  • Add tags that are on the original photo in your file in the Description box.

Tidbits of Information

  • If you reblog a post, you have all the media files from that person’s post.
  • When you edit more than one media file, click on it when you’re done so that you don’t have to keep scrolling through it for every file you edit.
  • Correct your spelling errors as you find them. The search engine doesn’t allow for mistakes if you search by the correct spelling.

Should You Edit All Your Photo Files?

Lisa Coleman and I both agree that editing all your photo files would be onerous. If you have just organized your photo files on your computer , external hard drive, or online storage it might be easier to add a duplicate if you need that picture.

However, if you can’t find your photos on your computer, these tips will help you find them in WordPress. Once you find them, you might want to take the time to make changes.

Lisa and I both agree, it’s best not to delete files, either.

Upcoming

Frank at Beach Walk Reflections is hosting this weeks Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge. Be sure to link your post to his this week. We will both follow up with them.

Brilliant Bloggers Share How to Organize Those Bulging Photos Folders

Thanks to Contributors

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From the bottom of my heart I want to thank those of you who contributed to this post.

Why Organize Your Photos?

Terri Webster Schrandt has a photographic memory and can remember when and where she took a picture. Most of us are not like that. I can remember a picture that would be perfect for a post but I can’t find it. I get a lot of requests from friends for pictures for projects or funerals, if I’ve been close to someone. I’m always shocked at how few pictures I can find and how long it takes me. Like Terri, I can remember the picture, but have no idea of time or where I took it.

Our Eyes Open, Bird Weekly Host
Photo by Lisa Coleman

Hugh Roberts organizes photos for his blog so that others can find them including SEO trolls. Janis creates files with broad categories, (Travel, Family and Friends, Local Fun) so she can find what she needs. Sarah was a librarian, so organization is part of her make-up. Carol and I are teachers, so we file photos to teach and share what we know.

But there are some more efficient ways to organize your mounds of photos than my simplistic file folders, but like cleaning the refrigerator, they take some time.

Introduction to Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman started blogging in 2019 but has been a photographer and graphic artist for twenty years and has accumulated up to 200,000 photos. We started talking about this topic several weeks ago, and decided it was worth a zoom meeting to explore the topic more. 

Our Eyes Open, Bird Weekly Host
Photo by Lisa Coleman

Lisa has a lot of storage space spread out  over 3 external drives, 2 laptops, a Mac, iPad, 6 iPhones, 10 memory sticks and 9 camera cards. She just purchased a 5 TB hard drive for storage. Like most of us, she organizes them by subject and date.

“I do a little every week. The main goal is to have ALL my photos organized on the new hard drive while keeping all the other cards and drives as an additional backup. Once you get organized, it wouldn’t hurt to put all this data on the cloud somewhere as a different backup. I have a 1 TB external drive that is my working drive like a server for my Etsy Shop and Blog photos.”

Lisa Coleman

When Lisa started blogging, she was interested in birds.

Our Eyes Open, Bird Weekly Host
Photo by Lisa Coleman

“There used to be a Bird of the Day Challenge, but it disappeared, so I started the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge.”

Lisa Coleman

If you forget, her challenge is listed on Cee’s For the Love of Challenges page. I want to explore her Challenge more in another interview. She credits Cee Neuner and Becky of Winchester for being so helpful to her as she got started.

Culling photos or more storage?

Several of you talked about culling photos. 

Hugh said, “delete those photos you know you’ll never use.”

Jason said, “Hugh, decluttering photos is vastly underrated! It helps with productivity, creativity, and staying organized.”

I adore Hugh, but I panicked. How do I know now which photos I’ll never use?  I am a hoarder and my being rebels when I have to throw something away, Tina Schell from the Lens Artists challenges us to repurpose our photos and turn forgotten to favorite. It’s amazing what you can do with ugly photos.

I asked Lisa how she decides what to delete. 

I delete the blurry ones. You can never use them. I take a lot of bursts with a variety of exposures. I pick three or four of the best of those and delete the rest. I also make copies of photos and keep them in different folders. The most important things is that you don’t delete the originals.”

Lisa Coleman

In spite of myself I deleted so many pictures that Microsoft asked me if I had lost my mind. I pulled some of them back out and put them in a separate folder to make sure my mind was still in tact.

So instead of culling, Lisa actually adds photos. Other photographers were more interested in how and where to store and label photos for easier retrieval. Storage is relatively inexpensive. Terri gets Dropbox for $120 per year. Apple costs me $2.99 a month, One Drive comes with Microsoft, Google Photos is free if you have a gmail account. I have several for different purposes. Hard drives range in price depending on their storage capacity.

Erica/Erika asked, “Are two copies on separate hard drives placed in a home safe a good way to preserve photos?” Lisa nodded affirmatively

If you have taken pictures for years and have them stored in different places, the next question is how to label and file the photos.

Tagging or Folders?

The thinking behind what to name files differs from person to person and what they need.

Carol says, “As I download photos, I put them into named folders within folders for each year and place we visit. ”

Susan G says, “At the start of each year I set up a new catalog. Folders and sub folders in the catalog are named by subject. For example, I have a folder called “Nature Photos” and a sub-folder inside of it called “Flowers”. I also tag the photos within each folder so a flower might be tagged “red rose”. When I export my folders out of LR to an external hard drive I generally export them to “same folder as original folder” so the stay organized as set up in LR.”

Erica says, “ I know the approximate date/year/event and go from there. I often immediately categorize into A/B/C depending on how much I like a photo. A super basic A, B, C, helps me when I go back to the photos for more sorting.”

Anne says, “I follow the rules of directories and subdirectories, year, theme, place. Have a Best category within some categories. Use iCloud on PC and phone and Camera. Major Agro is a pictures app on PC. It doesn’t sync pictures. I edit/delete on the phone.”

Lisa and I have two or more sets of files of the same photos. I process for WordPress using Photoshop Elements 15, then store them in an Always Write folder under the name of the challenge. Unlike Lightroom, I can’t organize by tags in Photoshop Elements, but I can make the changes I want to make to the copy like cropping, adding a border, changing the brightness, adding a filter or changing the look completely. Then it is an easy step to process multiple files quickly and reduce the file size for the web, name the files, add my signature, and put them into a folder. 

  • Photoshop Elements15 Instructions
  • processing multiple photos; rose

Until we talked about this all of my larger sized files, which I use to make puzzles or other gifts, are labeled IMG 9602 or something as difficult to find in my Camera Roll by month and year. Except the millions that I took out to make a mega file that I could sort easier. It turned out that I couldn’t sort them at all.

All of us used files, but only Hugh was big on adding tags. My question was how to do that without spending any more money. Lisa was going to try Susan’s idea and use LightRoom because she already paid for all the programs.

Lisa and I talked through all your comments and then spent a good part of an hour experimenting with the File Folders that come free with our computer.

How to Organize Photos using Microsoft Files

Together we opened a file. Lisa took me directly to “View+ in the menu. I always choose “Extra-large Icons” because my vision is blurry, and like Hugh, I’m a bit dyslectic. She took me instead to “Details.”

Using folders and tags
Detail show up in the View tab of the file folder

“You can look at the size of your photos here so you don’t delete your original picture when you are cleaning and organizing. Once you have the pictures sorted by detail, you can change back to “Extra-large Icons.” They will be in the same order as you sorted them.

After our conversation, I tried to figure out how to change a tag faster than one at tag at a time. I also discovered that you could rename your files with just a right click on the any of the selected photos to bring up “Rename” on the main menu. Once you renamed and pressed enter, all the selected photos emerged with the new file name and a number.

  • Using Folders & Tags
  • Using Folders & Tags
  • Using Folders & Tabs

That was so cool, I tried it with tags. It was trickier, but remembering what Lisa said about “Details,” I selected a group of photos, right clicked to bring up the main menu then clicked on “Properties” which is at the bottom of my menu. A screen appears with a menu across the top. Click “Details” on the menu at the top of the box, and select tabs. Click and a box appears to fill in your tabs.

This is wonderful, but like Susan said about Light Room, “I tag my photos right in LR. Unfortunately the tags don’t follow when you export, so I have to tag again on my drive.”

This is not the only time you have to label your photo files. When you export photos to Photoshop Elements 15 (other Photoshop products are different) to be multi-processed, the title disappears but the tag stays. When you export them again to WordPress, the tag is gone again. We will talk more about adding the alt text and all the details in WordPress in another post.

Conclusion

Lisa and I talked about many photo-related topics during our Zoom conversation. We are going to do it again. It was so much fun. I didn’t get to ask her much about her Challenge. So that will be another post as well.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it helps you as much as it helped me. My photos have undergone some radical changes. It’s nice to get on the phone and talk to a real person when you have an issue.

What’s your issue with photography or blogging? There are tons of amazing bloggers out here. I love it when we put our heads together.

Would you be interested in having a copy of all the comments, questions in a Word Document? If so, I’ll polish it up over the next couple of weeks and have it available by download.