Questions about File Info and Tags

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Posted By
Nina_Stettner
Jan 3, 2007
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I am new to posting images on web sites. I know that keywords and tags are important to be found by search engines.

I was told by the person putting my web page together that info entered into "File Information" in Photoshop is not read by search engines and is of no use on the web.

Is this true?

It seems that this info (file info) is there for such a reason, to add tags to photos and images that do not have text so they can be found on the web.

Thanks for any and all help,
Nina

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Bernie
Jan 3, 2007
the tags are there to be read, but not by a web browser.

In fact the save for web option is there specifically to remove this kind of extraneous data.

Searchable words (for search engines and stuff) need to be part of your HTML code
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LenHewitt
Jan 3, 2007
Nina,

That data needs entering as an alt= attribute to the img element in the html:

<img src="path_to_your_image" alt="descriptive_text_here" title="text_to
show_as_callout_on_mouseover_here">

The real purpose of the alt attribute is to provide text as an alternative to the image for non-image aware user-agents (and that includes search engine spiders as well as Braille printers, screen-readers etc.)

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