The Windows Live Photo Gallery disaster has hit new heights of obscenity.
You’ve already heard about how it automatically applied garbage GPS co-ordinates to any photo with an embedded address and no co-ordinates. The Microsoft design team thought they’d do the world a favor by adding co-ordinates to save us the bother of doing it ourselves. Even though these co-ordinates could never be accurate and in some cases even hit the wrong country. … [continued]
If you ever wonder where I go when I’m gone, I pitched a tent over at Geoff Coupe’s blog a couple of weeks ago where we’ve been surveying the Windows Live Photo Gallery damage hour by hour around the clock. … [continued]
If you’re interested in adding IPTC and GPS to your photos and you also need something for free, GeoSetter is the program. It’s been around for a long time and it’s very good. … [continued]
As a follow up to the most recent Scanfest I’d like to lay out in more detail some of the options for photo annotation in particular. No matter what I’ve said about annotation in the past, (and I’ve said a lot) it’s better you read from the present backwards.
It’s been a learning process for me too and some things I’ve tried in the past, and might have even liked at the time, I wouldn’t go back to. … [continued]
Ignore this post at your peril.
Basically, I like Windows Live Photo Gallery. Or, at least I did until about two hours ago. It’s impressive after the single viewer window in XP with zero options. It’s a major endeavour. If IPTC is your thing they’re still in kindergarten but it has its good points.
But, listen close. This really is as bad as it looks. … [continued]
IPTC in Windows 7. Subtitle: When the standard of IPTC is non-standard.
Back in March I wrote a rambling discourse on various options for searching files, (Searching Files) and, in particular, searching metadata in photos. This is what I wrote about Windows Search 4: … [continued]
Update: It appears this software no longer exists.
Fototagger came up as a subject in today’s Scanfest. I wouldn’t mention it except that I said I would. I downloaded it, looked around a bit and here’s what I think. … [continued]
ExifTool is a command-line application for reading, writing and editing metadata. ExifToolGUI is essentially ExifTool but with a user-friendly interface which has the ability to view all metadata, edit the most frequently used metadata and modify files using batch-mode. … [continued]
If you need a good photo editor, or even if you don’t, try Pixlr.
Instant Online Photoshop! It requires no installation, no sign-up, no fee. Just Flash Player.
This could spell the death of expensive photo-editing software. What we love about our free market economy. … [continued]
Due to the fact that I’ve written several times about Picasa, I have people coming to JLog everyday as a result of their queries on the search engines. Here’s a sampling of searches from the past couple of days:
picasa show all geotags on map
picasa “unknown person” copy contacts
picasa copy geotag from one picture
unknown person picasa
picasa tags iptc … [continued]