As JLog passes its 5th anniversary I have to say – We’ve come a long way. Or maybe I’ve come a long way and you’ve just been humoring me by being good sports. … [continued]
I installed Picasa on my laptop to have another look. Sam was interested in having it on her new computer. I wrote her an email about some of the reasons I hate Picasa and why she shouldn’t use it. It was quickly turning into an encyclopedia and I knew her brain would fuzz over if she had to read the whole thing. … [continued]
Due to the fact that I’ve written several times about Picasa, I have people coming to JLog everyday as a result of their queries on the search engines. Here’s a sampling of searches from the past couple of days:
picasa show all geotags on map
picasa “unknown person” copy contacts
picasa copy geotag from one picture
unknown person picasa
picasa tags iptc … [continued]
You can double your work by adding tags (keywords) to your TIFF’s in Picasa too. It’s a fun thing to do because Picasa will then allow you to search them. But, unless you are 100% done with your ‘real’ photo work and have time to add this as icing to your cake, I would discourage you from wasting your time on it. … [continued]
If you’re going to annotate your photos, one of the likely reasons is to be able to share it. This is some of what I’ve discovered about sharing IPTC & GPS from various programs. … [continued]
Awhile ago I recommended Picasa 3 to you. It’s fun and interesting and all that but there’s a little problem with backups. Picasa does offer the option of backing up your entire photo collection but it’s labour-intensive, inefficient and redundant. If you’ve been paying any attention at all, you should already be keeping at least one up-to-date backup of your entire photo collection. The issue here is backing up the work you do in Picasa. … [continued]
IPTC is a standard for embedding metadata in photographs. This is a summary of what is and isn’t IPTC-compatible software.
Email from a reader:
I have studied all your postings on digital photo organization. I am at a brick wall and I need some help.
I have been using Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0. I like the way it functions. However, for some reason, it keeps crashing on my computer. I believe this is because the program was written such a long time ago that XP is having difficulty with it.