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Why Can’t I Lock Up My Photo Metadata?

Why Can’t I Lock Up My Photo Metadata?

When presenting around the country during the GetMETAsmart tour, one question that nearly always came up, was how to lock your photo metadata so that it could not be changed…

Six Ways to Keep your Digital Images from Becoming “Orphan Works”

“Orphan Works” are a legitimate problem for many galleries, libraries, archives and museums that have acquired various works over the years, as without knowing who created each artwork…

Why is this still an April Fools Day story?

Why is this still an April Fools Day story?

It’s now been a week and a day since being subjected to the rash of annual April Fool’s day pranks. I wanted to wait at least…

IPTC study shows some social media networks remove rights information from photos

IPTC study shows some social media networks remove rights information from photos

As visitors to the DAM Coalition website know, digital camera files can contain significantly more information than just the pixel stream.  Even basic photo editing software, like Adobe Photoshop…

DAM Building Blocks Part 2

DAM Building Blocks Part 2

This is the second part of a series and focuses on filenaming for DAM systems. What’s in a Name? With modern Digital Asset Management systems, file names need…

DAM Building Blocks

DAM Building Blocks

The simple promise of any Digital Asset Management (DAM) system is that it makes it easier to find and use the assets (digital files) you have in your collection. In…

The Top 12 Myths about Embedded Photo Metadata

There are a number of myths or misconceptions that surround the practice of embedding information such as IPTC, IPTC-IIM, XMP or even Exif into a digital image file &#8211…

IPTC Extension now in CS5 and Lightroom 3

The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) and the Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) have jointly developed a plug-in metadata panel for use in Adobe Bridge (CS3 or higher) which…