Tagging, why and how.

3 Oct
Ok, so one thing I wanted to talk about with everyone is another way to organize your photos.  One, and the most commone, way to do so is to arrange your picutres into folders that would seperate different events, time periods, ports of call, etc.  One other way that I like to continue organizing my pictures is by tagging.  Tagging is kind another way of ‘labeling’ your photos, and it is beneficial in the sense that it allows you to find pictures of specific people, places, buildings, landmarks, basically whatever you have tagged by searching for them regardless of what folder they may actually be stored in.  So, how do you tag??  Well, it’s a few easy steps.
1.) Open up your photo in Windows Live Photo Gallery (WLPG) by double clicking on it to enlarge it on your screen.
2.) With the full screen version of the photo open, take your mouse towards the top of the screen and click on the "Info" button.
3.) The information section should load to the right of the picture, and at the top of that section there is a button that says "tag someone".  Click on that button.
4.) Now simply move your mouse onto the picture and left-click one time on the face of the person you would like to tag.
5.) When the box opens up to type in that persons name…. tpye it in and finish typing by pressing the ‘enter’ key.
6.) Now you’ve tagged someone.  To find that picture later, simply go back to the gallery, and towards the upper right corner of WLPG you’ll see a open box that allows you to ‘find a photo’.  Simply type the name of the person that you have tagged from the previous picture in that box and watch as all the photos dissapear only then to show you the photos that have that specific tag on it.
Tagging is great for when you want to reference photos or even put together a slide show.  If you were putting together a show of your family, wouldn’t it be great to be able to type in each person’s name in the ‘find a photo’ section and see all of there pictures??  Now with tagging you can!!

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