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    9 Nov 2011 - 4:35 PM

    So I have a bit of a gap in my pitiful knowledge about the way SEO works. I'm aware that it's A-GOOD-IDEA to alt tag images on the web, but really don't know how to go about doing it.

    Ideally, I'd like a bit of freeware (along the lines of Faststone) where I could add alt tags in an idiot-proof fashion - I know next to nothing about coding / html.... Does such a thing exist? If not, is there an easyish way to do it myself?

    I have spent a fair while Googling these questions but can only find articles about why they're important, rather than how to actually go about it. I already use Lightroom and Photoshop if that helps any?

    Thanks in advance for any pointers!

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    pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Nov 2011 - 4:48 PM

    Are you talking about alt tagging on epz or on the web , on the web simply add the line
    alt=" put your text here "

    right after the .jpg" in the code ....

    9 Nov 2011 - 4:54 PM

    Really? It's that easy?! Yes, I'm talking about general web use rather than EPZ specifically.

    So my new photo title might be;


    for instance? Am I right in thinking you should use hyphens?

    rheyes  1073 forum posts United Kingdom
    9 Nov 2011 - 5:34 PM

    Should look like this

    img src="ep123.jpg" alt="sunny day in scotland"

    Hope that helps.


    9 Nov 2011 - 7:54 PM

    Thanks Richard - what's that "img src=" bit please? And are the quote marks yours, or should they be included (can you tell I genuinely know nothing about this!)?

    My understanding was that the alt tag was contained within the filename - am I getting it completely wrong?

    rheyes  1073 forum posts United Kingdom
    10 Nov 2011 - 7:10 AM


    The img src="" is the part of the code which tells which image is to be used, and yes you need to use the quote marks. I have just had a look at your site and instead of using img src="" it just use's src="".

    This link should help you understand alt tags.

    I see you use Photium, is there no where within the set up to add an alt tag description without changing the code manually?

    I hope that helps


    pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 8:20 AM

    I use Photium, and I've just checked, this is what it says:

    Alt tags are set up automatically for photos you have uploaded to your Gallery that have titles.

    Last Modified By pmorgan at 10 Nov 2011 - 8:21 AM
    pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 8:22 AM

    Sorry, tried to add the other bit, but it won't show on here?

    ***Edit*** - Just PM'd you the other bit Smile

    Last Modified By pmorgan at 10 Nov 2011 - 8:26 AM
    digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Nov 2011 - 8:55 AM

    If you are ever unsure about html syntax it is often useful to find a web page containing the kind of thing you want to do and then view the page source.


    10 Nov 2011 - 6:14 PM

    Thanks for all the info. Sadly, most of the photos on my site are in password protected galleries (weddings), and by necessity are titled only with numbers. The public galleries can all be re-titled though. Will sit and do it one cold evening whilst half-watching telly!

    Off to follow link and check that PM, thanks!

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