GeoSetter

I can’t tell you what naming conventions to use for your files. That’s up to you. But these are some free software choices for batch file renaming and they may give you some ideas for your file names. … [continued]

How To Read & Write GPS

by JL Beeken on 2-11-2014

This describes how to read and write GPS using GPS devices, Google Maps, Bing Maps and XnView. (Updated from July 2010) … [continued]

IPTC Summary: Photo Metadata Editors

by JL Beeken on 2-10-2014

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.)
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Photos: Change Date/Time Taken

by JL Beeken on 10-29-2012

As we approach the time to change back to Standard Time, it’s also time to remember to change the Date/Time Taken on our cameras.

Cousin Sam called me the other night with a photo crisis. … [continued]

GeoSetter: How To Write GPS

by JL Beeken on 5-15-2012

GeoSetterThere are many ways of finding and writing GPS co-ordinates. The easiest way I know is using GeoSetter.

GeoSetter is free software compatible with Windows XP and higher. … [continued]

Tag Images

by JL Beeken on 4-08-2012

Tagging images isn’t difficult. It’s not even that time-consuming. You just need the right software. Something that works thoroughly and efficiently in batch-mode if you want it to. … [continued]

Sorting Photos & Photo Annotation

by JL Beeken on 7-23-2011

I wish there was an easier way of sorting photos. But I realize some of us are organizationally-challenged and that’s half the fun. In a $5-per-truckload-second-hand-store kind of way. Sure, bring it all home if you don’t mind spending a week at the laundromat. … [continued]

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. … [continued]

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]

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]