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.)
New Low Price! Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 will now be sold at a new lower base price than previous versions.
Old Price: US $299
New Price: US $149! Continue reading
The only graphics software that I dislike more than Picasa … you didn’t know there was one, did you? … is Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer. This one actually makes me angry because Adobe has the audacity to sell you an upgrade every year.
Adobe PSE Organizer is not a photo organizer. It’s a pre-school platform for selling you photo prints.
I often find myself searching sub-folders of files and photos (and I have a ton of them). After a certain critical mass of files, say 10 thousand, drilling down forever and hand-picking files doesn’t really do it for me. Continue reading
My ignorance is humiliating me again. Here’s a few new photo odds & ends. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Sometimes, it’s tempting to try to tell a long story under a photograph but after experimenting with five different programs, I would recommend limiting your IPTC Captions to one line. People’s names, for instance, and a date, if you must. Otherwise, you could run into printing problems. Continue reading
I just got a newsletter from Marlo Schuldt saying that his Heritage Collector software is now able to embed IPTC metadata. My ears perk up whenever I hear IPTC. Good one, Marlo. The more software sharing IPTC metadata the better. Continue reading
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.