As I’m going through my photos I’m filling in missing addresses and GPS co-ordinates. I’ve worked on this before but I actually missed a few out of 12,000. Because addresses repeat across the years, as I go through my folders I have to scroll through a longer and longer unsorted list of addresses and co-ordinates to find what I need. … [continued]
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]
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]
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.
2014 update: The ExifToolGUI interface has changed considerably since I wrote this post. If you’re looking for your available GPS options here, see ExifToolGUI for Windows v5.xx. Frankly, I find it much simpler to use GeoSetter which is also based on Phil Harvey’s ExifTool.