Picasa 3 has been out for awhile and has lots of fun new features. Today, I’ll look at geotagging.
I love scanning old photos. I think.
Every once in awhile I get into a photo-starvation state. So many ancestors, so relatively few photos and when I ask, this is what I get: “There are no more family photographs, you have them all.” Then, when I get really busy with something else someone finds another batch and sends them off to me for scanning.
Life goes on. I add Arles to the list of IPTC possibilities. This is a tasty little morsel from across the pond. Across the pond from here going East that is. Amsterdam.
What I love about these obscure programs is that they don’t even try to be like Adobe or Corel or ACDSee or anything else you’d recognize. The programmers just go about designing whatever interests them in whatever way they like. And then you can like it too. Or not.
I know you want to know about extracting pictures from PPS files. But first I have to tell you a long story because one thing always leads to another.
It’s been a slow week at JLog but I can’t be everywhere at once. And I know you’re all busy checking out the new Legacy Charting anyway. I can hardly compete for excitement.
I’m down in the muck of photo-filing. It’s almost enough to make me want to burn my hard-drive and take up crocheting.
I had a touch of insomnia last night so I decided I’d zip through the weeks’ collection of things to look at. I downloaded and installed trials of two more IPTC programs. Both winners.
Microsoft has finally come up with something that I like. It’s been around for a year and I never knew. It’s called Microsoft Photo Info. My thanks to Jean-Marie over at the LUG mailing list for this tip. (Update 2010: Photo Info is now gone. They’ve turned it into something gawd-awful called Microsoft Pro Photo Tools version 2.)
Let’s say it’s about the middle of December and you haven’t been paying any attention to the fact that Christmas is coming. But you’re starting to think maybe you should. Except it’s cold outside, your car’s buried under two feet of snow, you’re broke and, frankly, you’d rather look up census records than shop anyway. What you really need about now is something to save you from yourself.
To address a few odds and ends about photos that came up in the survey and other places. … [continued]