Mobile phones have quickly become the most prevalent photo cameras. Only photographers and photo enthusiasts keep using bulky DSLRs anymore since cell phones have better and better cameras. However, when it comes to photo metadata, while mobile phone cameras work very well in recording all relevant photo metadata, photo management mobile applications vary a lot in how they allow you to see and edit this photo metadata. In this article we will explore three popular mobile applications and how they allow you to change photo metadata on your mobile phone.
Every time I use a digital photo camera (phone or actual camera), the photo file includes the photo’s date and time when it was created. Often times however, digital photos come without metadata. Images downloaded from Facebook, Pintrest or messaging applications on our phones do not have any original metadata. This is normally a good thing since we don’t want GPS location information to appear on the internet tied to our pictures. However, if someone texts you a picture, especially containing family members, you would want to know the date when the picture was taken and maybe the location. Well, it’s not there…so you need to fix it yourself. Read on to learn a few easy ways to change photo date.
Being able to find your specific digital photos when you need them is the “make it or break it” test of any digital media organization system. Retrieving your photos is one of main goals of organizing your photos, and this is where your digital photo organization system. If we have done things the right way, we are now coming to reap the benefits of all of our efforts done for organizing our digital media collection. All those folders, keywords, face tags and geo-tags are finally coming in very handy. Read on to see how.
Adobe Lightroom by default will not write metadata in the image files but only in its catalog database. This is true unless you configure Lightroom to write metadata to your image files. Read on to find out how configure Lightroom properly.
Apple’s iPhoto is nice and simple to use program for managing your digital photos. It does however contain several design flaws that turn many users from happy customers to very frustrated users. While there is not much to be done against these important design flaws, there are a few simple things to be done in order to use iPhoto somewhat efficiently.
There is so much talk these days about photo metadata. And for good reason, since photo metadata should be at the heart of any system for organizing your digital photos. However, there are only two categories and only two sources of photo metadata. Understanding these basic aspects of image metadata will help you stay focused on the important things when organizing your digital photos. Read on to understand the only two sources of photo metadata.
Apple’s iPhoto is the default photo management program that comes standard on every Mac computer. Everyone who gets a Mac uses iPhoto, at least at the beginning. Many people however, realize that once you start using iPhoto, you can’t make any changes to the folder structure where your photos are saved. Once you realize this and decide to use another software that would give you the freedom you need, there are a few steps you have to perform in order to “free” your pictures. Keep reading and see these simple steps you can take in order to move away from iPhoto.
Image metadata has been around for a long time. Standards for image metadata however have been trying to keep pace with consumers’ appetite for digital content. As a consequence, image metadata standards have been in flux for a while. It has been very difficult for software makers to adapt both to new standards and customer demands as the two are almost always out of sync.
These days, with technology changing rapidly and digital cameras becoming more and more ubiquitous, it becomes very easy to be confused by so many voices when it comes to keeping your growing media collection organized. However, there are few principles that will help you stay on track and be able to grow and organize your media collection without worrying about the next new technology or next new program that claims to do it all for you. Read on about the principles that will help you keep media collection organized and protected from technology changes. Doing this will also help keep your sanity.
What makes a picture memorable to you? I agree that knowing good photography techniques help photographers make memorable pictures for others…they are simply cool pictures. However, for most of us, photos become memorable because they contain people and places we love. These memorable pictures are surrounded by things that are meaningful to us and mostly meaningless to others. Preserving the circumstances of your pictures is what I call creating a meaningful image context. Read along to understand what it is and how to create meaningful context for all your images.
If you have been using image tags for a while, the topic of managing your keywords is very relevant. If you’re new however, to image keywords, then this topic might not seem necessary, at least not now. However, after applying keywords to your images without any strategy, you will end up having a pile of keywords that you can’t sort out. Just like folders can become unusable if not named and organized correctly, keywords too can become unusable if not maintained properly. In order to avoid this problem you need to create efficient keywords, or in other words, you need a controlled vocabulary. But how do you create a controlled vocabulary? Read on to find out.