Metadata - Dreamstime

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What is metadata? Metadata is an information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource. Metadata is often called data about data or information about information. When it comes to digital images, it is compared with the blank back of a printed photo. This is a place to write information about the image – who made it, who owns the copyrights, what is on the image, who is in the image, where it was made, when it was made and camera settings used to create it.

© Maigi
There are several ways to store metadata. And Dreamstime upload system supports automated EXIF/IPTC data retrieval.

So it's really handy to use some software, to store EXIF or IPTC data into an image file. This information can include your name, image title, description and keywords. And it will be always with the image, werever you want to use it.

There are some great pages about metadata, with lot of information and links: - software list

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August 28, 2009


Graet info Maigi !

August 27, 2009


Thank you! very useful!

August 26, 2009


Yes, we are the stars and Dreamstime is our sky. ;)

August 26, 2009


Thanks for the great information. You're a star Maigi ! :0)

August 26, 2009


Tnx, very useful!

August 26, 2009


Great blog! That's one of the many things I love about photoshop, it allows me to embed all that information.

August 26, 2009


thanks Maigi!!

August 26, 2009


we keep learning thank you . Peter

August 26, 2009


Good blog! Thanks for the links.

August 26, 2009


Yes, it makes the life much easier. Especially, if you are submitting on several sites.

August 26, 2009


Thanks Maigi, I need to start using these features.

August 25, 2009


Cheers, Maen! :)
So true, Desi! Though I'm using IrfanView for inserting IPTC data. Since I'm still using Photoshop Baby Version. ;)

August 25, 2009


Very useful, Maigi! Thanks to an automate actions in Photoshop you could also fill your keywords and descriptions for seconds!

August 25, 2009


That was thoughtful talking about the metadata!
Thanks for the sources.

Cheers ;)

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