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]
Sometimes, it’s tempting to try to tell a long story under a photograph but after experimenting with five different programs, I would recommend limiting your IPTC Captions to one line. People’s names, for instance, and a date, if you must. Otherwise, you could run into printing problems. … [continued]
I just got a newsletter from Marlo Schuldt saying that his Heritage Collector software is now able to embed IPTC metadata. My ears perk up whenever I hear IPTC. Good one, Marlo. The more software sharing IPTC metadata the better.
A long time ago, Marlo and I had a very long conversation about filing systems and family history and life’s quirky little moments and everything else under the sun … It went on for several months over hundreds of emails. I didn’t like his, then new, software. I thought it was too boxed in and heading for trouble. He thought I was flying too far out of the box. So, after enjoying our friendship, he went back to working on his software and I went on to become a rabid fan of IPTC. … [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.
It’s been a slow week at JLog but I can’t be everywhere at once. And I know you’re all busy checking out the new Legacy Charting anyway. I can hardly compete for excitement.
I’m down in the muck of photo-filing. It’s almost enough to make me want to burn my hard-drive and take up crocheting.