IPTC & Windows File Properties

by JL Beeken on 5-10-2014

In answer to many questions about the use of Windows File Properties for tagging files and trying to view photo tagging in Windows I’ve done a couple of experiments to make this more graphic. … [continued]

IPTC Summary: Photo Metadata Editors

by JL Beeken on 2-10-2014

IPTC is a standard for embedding metadata in photographs. This is a summary of what is and isn’t IPTC-compatible software. (Updated from March 2008.)
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Adding Source To Images

by JL Beeken on 1-04-2014

I’ve written a lot about metadata over the years. I’d like to break this down and show you just one way I use it for adding source to images.
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Preserving Image Quality

by JL Beeken on 9-07-2013

Besides scanning originals using best practices, the other way to preserve image quality is to not make it any worse.

I’m speaking of the JPGs we download from various online databases, family trees, photo-sharing sites, etc. … [continued]

I recently inherited a ‘multimedia’ folder – an assortment of over 7,000 photos and records with virtually no identification. … [continued]

Genealogy Crime Series #1: Scanning Photos

by JL Beeken on 7-29-2013

People generally think that not citing your sources is the worst genealogical crime in existence. It isn’t. The worst crime, IMO, is scanning photos at their original size and saving them as JPG. … [continued]

How To Add Keywords | GeoSetter

by JL Beeken on 1-04-2013

This details how to add keywords using GeoSetter but applies to all other types of IPTC tags. … [continued]

Photos: Change Date/Time Taken

by JL Beeken on 10-29-2012

As we approach the time to change back to Standard Time, it’s also time to remember to change the Date/Time Taken on our cameras.

Cousin Sam called me the other night with a photo crisis. … [continued]

Photo Collections: XnView

by JL Beeken on 6-30-2012

XnView Photo ViewerPreviously, I described how to create and open photo collections in IrfanView using simple TXT files of file-paths.

Now I’ll show you a much easier way to find your files and create photo collections using XnView. (It’s free and comes in a desktop and portable version.) … [continued]

GeoSetter: How To Write GPS

by JL Beeken on 5-15-2012

GeoSetterThere are many ways of finding and writing GPS co-ordinates. The easiest way I know is using GeoSetter.

GeoSetter is free software compatible with Windows XP and higher. … [continued]