David Riecks from Controlled Vocabulary documents the dangers of using metadata with Apple Aperture 3. David writes: “You should be concerned if you use Aperture to write metadata to files you use with other programs [like Photoshop], share with others or share on the Internet.” So if you live in a cave you’ll be fine! Care of John … Read more
One catalog – Or multiple catalogs? As more photographers (and other creatives) use database driven apps like Adobe Lightroom there are more mistakes being made. The key to using any database app is to *always* use it. When you move, rename, annotate, delete, append or do anything to your files do it in the database … Read more
Robert Edwards will be presenting a Photo Imaging Masterclass for AIPP Queensland on 20 August 2009. Click here for more information and to book.
Phase One update Capture One to version 4.6.3. More cameras supported and bug fixes. Of special interest in support for embedded metadata, just like in v3. IPTC support is for legacy IPTC (IIM), there’s no sign of IPTC Core. Most Raw files only support legacy IPTC; Adobe and Nikon support IPTC Core.
Mistake #1. Not using DAM Some people are put off DAM because it sounds boring or worse seems irrelevant to their photography. News Flash: DAM applies to everybody; pro photographer, designer, amateur, family snapper, videographer… If you create any digital content, be it pictures, Word documents, or invoices you need some sort of DAM. DAM … Read more
DAM Sexified – Thanks Steve Jobs When Apple announced Aperture, their DAM and Raw conversion software, they made a huge impact on digital photography. For too long DAM was mostly presented in an ugly database interface. Aperture’s biggest influence is the Steve Jobs ‘black skivvy’ interface. As they did to mp3 players and mobile phones … Read more
The long wait is over. Phase One have released Capture One 4 Pro. Phase have lost a lot of ground to the likes of Lightroom and Aperture offering two major updates in the same time, and Bibble 5 nearing release. There is no doubt that Capture One offers an alternate RAW rendering that many love. Now if … Read more
At Photokina the new Metadata Working Group released their guidelines for preserving metadata. The group consists of Adobe, Apple, Canon, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony. Josh Weisberg, director of Microsoft’s Rich Media Group, is the groups founder and has worked hard for two years to bring it together.
The second annual Photo Metadata Conference was held in Malta. Many of the presentations can be downloaded including a paper by Michael Steidl on the proposed IPTC Extension schemas. (Care of ControlledVocabulary.com.)
File Naming – A Dark Science?One area many creative professionals get stuck is file and folder naming. Filenames are the most vulnerable metadata because clients typically will rename images for their own purpose. That does relieve some pressure on coming up with your own protocol because it only needs to work for you in your … Read more