I've been looking all over for this and I have found various bits and pieces of information, but nothing comprehensive enough for a beginner. Perhaps I am researching it wrong... Could you please point me to a complete and easy to understand source, or give me some tips and details regarding the process?
I don't know if this makes a difference, but basically I'd like to be able to select a folder(s) full of images and place those images in a pre-made document automatically and group them by the category they are in (which it will also list automatically), while also displaying any other relevant metadata info in various fileds (when applicable). How would I go about doing this?
Thank you in advance.
I was thinking this could be something for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD_O8751Cc8
It's about "Data merge". You would have to do your grouping and sorting in Excel or similar program first, and save (or copy) the data to a simple text file, which the data merge function can read.
The subject says "using image meta data"... I'm not sure what meta data from the image you want to use, or how, but if you want to use data merge, you would have to read the meta data out of the images first, and put that in the text file.