DIY Metadata should work, it requires either a plain text CSV or TAB delimited file. The first field must be the file name and the script should be started/run from the folder the files reside in (or in sub folders of).
Thank you, Paul. I'm not very usual user of scripts... it's a new phase for me... I have this script that I have to start before access to Bridge.
1 - Must I to put the 5000 files jpg + the script on the same folder??? or may I put only 5-6 files to do tests unless the plain text csv file contains all the 5000 fields?
2 - Could you help me to create the plain text CSV or TAB delimited file? (the .xls has about 10 columns with information. I only need one of them... (caption). It means: for 068080.jpg I need the info of the column 068080 (code number) and the description of this code. Must I eliminated all the rest of the columns???
Thanks in advance... I use a lot Photoshop but never had to do this... this is my problem now. And excel files are not very liked by me...!!
I don't use Excel very often so don't know my way around. Someone with more knowledge might be able to tell us what is the easiest way?
In the mean time you could copy the relevant filenames/descriptions to a new sheet and save that as a csv file.
The script itself should be installed, then you navigate to the top level folder where your files are located. That's when you start the script Metadata - DIY Custom Metadata, select the description field and select the csv file. then click Process.
You could try with a few files to get the hang of things.
Thank you very much indeed, Paul! I will try again following your instructions. If somebody could tell us more information it will be well received!! I'll let you know if I can do it.
Paul, one more thing... the folder where I set the jpgs + script, must be located in an special place or can I create this folder on the finder?
The script itself is install in Bridge as per the web page.
No folders need to created, you just need to open Bridge at the folder where the required files need to be updated, then run the script.
Sorry for bringing this up after a few years, but would it be possible to change the script so that the first column of the CSV file does not need to be filled with the full filename? But with, lets say, only the first 7 characters of the filename.
I for example have a huge CSV list with all the information in it for applying the metadata. But the first column only has the first 7 characters of the filename in it.