Besides scanning originals using best practices, the other way to preserve image quality is to not make it any worse.
I’m speaking of the JPG’s we download from various online databases, family trees, photo-sharing sites, etc. … [continued]
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]
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]
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]
If you’ve been following along and getting your photos embedded with IPTC captions, keywords, locations, copyrights, etc. you will also be able to share this information by creating slideshows. … [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]
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]
What I’d like is a reliable multifaceted universal file search option with an option in the context menu that will take me to whatever it is I want to know when I want to know it. And some quick editing functions at the same time. In other words, I want everything and I want it immediately. A workable alternative to Windows Explorer. … [continued]