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I'd like to be able to add a tag color to an image I'm viewing in Preview with a hotkey / keyboard shortcut.

I found something for Finder: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6511743?start=0&tstart=0 but I can't replicate it with Preview.

My use case is that I'd like to open ~1000 images in Preview when I come back from a photoshoot, view each one fullscreen, and have the option to easily tag each image with a color while I view it. So, I'm scrolling through, I see an image I want to mark, CMD+R (or whatever), and its given a red tag, which I can easily find later in Finder. It seems like a pretty simple request, but I haven't found anyway to do this.

  • It's 2019 and there's no easy way to set hotkey for adding a red tag?? I saw some article that involves setting keyboard shortcut + automation service which takes 10min+ to read. Ridiculous. Who wants to click the mouse multiple times just to tag 1 photo out of 1000 more? – Logan Yang May 12 at 15:22
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From the MacOS Documentation on this feature:

Tag an open file: Hold the pointer to the right of the document title, click the arrow, click in the Tags field, then enter a new tag, or choose one from the list.

  • Thanks, this is what I'm doing now, but there's not hotkey/shortcut for it? – Aaron Ash Jun 10 '18 at 20:37
  • not that I know of unfortunately, unless somebody else here has found one – peter Jun 11 '18 at 20:56

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