IPTC & Windows File Properties

by JL Beeken on 5-10-2014

In answer to many questions about the use of Windows File Properties for tagging files and trying to view photo tagging in Windows I’ve done a couple of experiments to make this more graphic. … [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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I recently inherited a ‘multimedia’ folder – an assortment of over 7,000 photos and records with virtually no identification. … [continued]

Photo Collections: XnView

by JL Beeken on 6-30-2012

XnView Photo ViewerPreviously, I described how to create and open photo collections in IrfanView using simple TXT files of file-paths.

Now I’ll show you a much easier way to find your files and create photo collections using XnView. (It’s free and comes in a desktop and portable version.) … [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]

Photo Collections: IrfanView

by JL Beeken on 3-05-2012

IrfanviewAfter the post on photo collections I’m sure some of you are wondering how you can do this for free, so I’ll tell you.

I’ve found a way to make photo collections with IrfanView. Sort of. All you need is a text file of file-paths to your photos. … [continued]

Photo Collections & Photo Organizing

by JL Beeken on 3-04-2012

Since the talk of the serious organizational failings of Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer and Libraries in Windows 7 I’m thinking about photo collections in particular and ways of doing that. And the broader view of photo organizing. … [continued]

Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer

by JL Beeken on 3-01-2012

Adobe Photoshop ElementsThe 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.

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Photo Naming Conventions

by JL Beeken on 11-15-2011

I’m looking for a new photo naming convention. I moved all my ancestor photos into folders numbered by MRIN. Then Cuz sent hundreds of new photos. Then I dismantled an old DVD project. … [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]