GPS: More About GeoSetter

by JL Beeken on 11-27-2010

GeoSetterNeedless to say, my personal GPS co-ordinates are a little fuzzy these days. It’s now been over three months since my computer crashed, i.e. since life was hunkered down in a predictable groove. The temperature was about 75 F and I wasn’t wearing undershirts yet. … [continued]

Windows LIveNow comes the nasty part of the Windows Live Photo Gallery Cleanup. The ANCESTORS. 108 folders with 6,173 files. Although, not every single one of them is an image file. A few are text or PDF. It’s a broad count. Maybe there’s only 5,586 images, precisely. … [continued]

GPS Spreadsheet

by JL Beeken on 11-14-2010

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]

Windows Live Photo Gallery Cleanup Begins

by JL Beeken on 11-12-2010

Windows LiveI hope none of you got struck down by the Windows Live Photo Gallery disaster, although, I already know that’s not possible or true. … [continued]

Windows Live Photo Gallery & EXIF Damage

by JL Beeken on 11-07-2010

Windows LiveThe 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]

Windows Live

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]

GeoSetter: GPS & IPTC

by JL Beeken on 11-03-2010

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]

Photo Annotation: Scanfest Follow-Up

by JL Beeken on 10-31-2010

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]

Windows Live Photo Gallery GPS Nightmare

by JL Beeken on 10-26-2010

Windows LiveIgnore 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]

Windows 7: IPTC

by JL Beeken on 10-24-2010

WindowsIPTC 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]