Posts Tagged ‘IPTC’

Why DNG?

Posted by Robert Edwards on November 28, 2019 in Blog |

First off, What is DNG? Well it’s not Dolce & Gabbana as a photography student once asked me. DNG (Digital NeGative) is a digital photography file format created by Adobe Systems. It contains all the data captured by cameras that offer raw format output. OK, What Is A Camera Raw File? Most of the time […]

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Photo Myths

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 28, 2019 in Blog |

Maybe that title should be “photography misunderstandings“. Digital photography gave us more opportunities, freedom and power. As with any superpower it comes with great responsibility. Assumptions can lead to the spread of misinformation. In that vein, if what follows has any errors please let me know on LinkedIn.   Opening A JPEG In Photoshop Recompresses […]

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Brave New World

Posted by Robert Edwards on February 28, 2019 in Blog |

Last month I wrote about the 15th anniversary of the Australian Professional Digital Imaging Guidelines (APDIG). Each of my co-authors had their own reasons for volunteering to create the guidelines. For me, the obsession with digital standards began in the late 1990s. Digital vs Film When I approached existing commercial photography clients about using digital […]

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Standards Are Great – Everybody Has One!

Posted by Robert Edwards on January 28, 2019 in Blog |

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Australian Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines. Before 2004 there was no recommended standard for digital photography capture and delivery. At the turn of the century some professional photographers were doing more damage than good to the adoption of digital. They zealously over-sharpened, manipulated tone and colour, then delivered […]

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Free Digital Asset Management

Posted by Robert Edwards on July 26, 2017 in Blog |

As a corporate photographer with experience in Digital Asset Management clients sometimes ask me what I suggest for their business. Bynder Orbital is a new freemium Digital Asset Management (DAM) application launching soon. Think of it as Dropbox for DAM. Here’s a 60 second video explaining Bynder Orbital: Bynder Orbit is a ‘Software as a […]

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Digitising Photos with Your Camera

Posted by Robert Edwards on May 28, 2017 in Blog |

Everyone has a cache of photos, slides and negatives tucked away somewhere. They might be your images, family photos from your parents, or a film archive from your company. They all hold great value whether personal, sentimental or a business asset. It can seem like a huge responsibility: What are you going to do with […]

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Goodbye Apple Aperture

Posted by Robert Edwards on June 27, 2014 in Blog |

Apple is to discontinue Aperture, its professional photo management application for Mac OS X. It’s been a long time since a major update for Aperture, a very long time in terms of software development. Compared to where competitors Adobe and Phase One have evolved, many speculated that Apple had abandoned Aperture. We now know Aperture […]

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Any Standalone DAM Software for Creatives?

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 28, 2014 in Blog |

There’s a burgeoning market for software to manage photos and edit them. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture, iPhoto and Picasa let you both catalog and adjust your images, whether you’re shooting JPEG or camera raw format. Not too long ago photographers would edit their raw images in one application then manage them in another. The […]

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Embedded Metadata Manifesto

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 13, 2011 in Blog |

The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) have launched the Embedded Metadata Manifesto to promote the protection of information in digital media. From the media release the key principles are: 1. Metadata is essential to describe, identify and track digital media and should be applied to all media items which are exchanged as files or by […]

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Plus Registry beta

Posted by Robert Edwards on August 29, 2011 in Blog |

The PLUS Coalition is a not-for-profit collective supported by associations and companies representing professional image makers to assist rights management. They have launched a beta of the PLUS Registry that connects image makers to image buyers through metadata. Photographers can join PLUS Registry free to register their details so photo buyers can locate you. With Orphan Works […]

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