For those still floundering in genealogy file overload and general disorganization—
The general file challenge breaks down into 3 parts: naming your files, organizing your files and searching your files. And then, if you have any time left over, linking them to your genealogy database. And if you’re really far ahead of the game, doing creative projects with them.
Today, I’ll revisit searching files and see what’s new. … [continued]
XnView has a handy feature called “Find Similar Files”. It actually means files, not just finding duplicate images, although it’s not well-designed for non-image files. … [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]
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. … [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.