Posts Tagged ‘Metadata’

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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Storing Images – Best Practice

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 28, 2016 in Blog |

Photography storage and archiving can quickly become daunting, regardless of whether you’re a professional photographer or not. It doesn’t take too long to be inundated with hundreds of images and before you know it there are tens of thousands of them! Personally I’m managing over 400 000 images. Keep It Simple To make a storage […]

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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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2 Photography Books for the Holiday Season

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 27, 2013 in Blog |

Two well respected photographers and experienced authors on Digital Asset Management (DAM) Workflow are Peter Krogh and John Beardsworth, both of whom recently published quite different books on the subject. John’s book, “Digital Photo Workflow made Easy” is compact paperback that, as its title suggests is an easy read. You’re gently guided through best practise […]

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10 Common Mistakes in DAM Workflow

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 6, 2013 in Blog |

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. Click here to continue reading.

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Lightroom 5 Multi-Catalog Workflow

Posted by Robert Edwards on August 30, 2013 in Blog |

Digital Asset Management (DAM) workflow guru Peter Krogh has published another book, Multi-Catalog Workflow with Lightroom 5. Lightroom is a great raw image processor but not an ideal tool for DAM. Nevertheless it is undoubtably the most popular software used by photographers to manage their image collection. So workarounds are needed to let users implement best […]

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David Bailey speaks out against UK Orphan Works bill

Posted by Robert Edwards on April 30, 2013 in Blog |

The UK Government has passed the Enterprise Regulatory Reform Bill. This effectively allows anyone to use images without payment to the rightful owner – if they attempt a “diligent search”. This totally shifts the power in protecting copyright away from individual photographers. In a letter written by renowned UK photographer David Bailey to the Chancellor […]

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Phase One Media Pro 1.2 released

Posted by Robert Edwards on January 11, 2012 in Blog |

Phase One have released an update to Media Pro. As well as new camera support metadata support has been improved: Better support for exporting annotations/metadata to XMP sidecars. Catalog sets, custom fields and hierarchical keywords may be exported to XMP sidecars. Will always be included when extracting metadata. Two new general preferences increasing flexibility of […]

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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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