In the world of Digital Asset Management (DAM) there are two distinct types of programs: the File Browser and the Catalog application.Â Creatives and corporate clients who manage their own image collections need both. Here’s why. File Browser A File Browser can also be called an Image Browser or a Media Browser. The Mac Finder and … Read more
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. Bynder Orbit is a ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) storing your assets and the application … Read more
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 … Read more
For the first 10 years of digital capture photographers were obsessed with workflow. There were hundreds of books, workshops, seminars, and forums dedicated to it. Over time a workflow standard was achieved. So has anything changed? Not really it’s basically the same as it was in 1998! Only now the file sizes and storage capacity are … Read more
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 … Read more
Capturetree.com have posted my article, “10 Common Mistakes in DAM Workflow”: Digital Asset Management (DAM) is an often-misunderstood term especially for creatives. It’s not keywords, it’s not backups, it’s not a file browser. But it does cover all of those things. For photographers DAM is how we handle our digital images.
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 … Read more
DAM software for creatives Phase One Media Pro updated to v1.0.1. Mostly bug fixes this is the version we should have seen from Phase One. Media Pro is now usable and for many will replace their old iView MediaPro and Microsoft Expression Media applications. Compared to the latter products Media Pro offers: Larger catalog (less … Read more
CEPIC (Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage) and the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) have published a free Metadata Handbook full of useful information for businesses. Download your copy here.