IPTC

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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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]

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

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 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]