> I have more than six months experience working on microstock. At The first weeks I had sent my photos via a web form, it was very slow and not convenient. Uploading of small amount of photos on just one stock took a bunch time and required constant control. Next, I learned about the possibility of uploading photos by the protocol FTP - it allowed to speed-up the process. Then I discovered the IPTC meta tags. By this time I was already registered on 4 stoks, i need to write notes about files uploaded... continue reading
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I've been long searching for ways of erasing/editing file metatags (EXIF, IPTC, etc) without restrictions.Many programs/software have ways of doing it, but most don't allow to do it freely.I mean, they might have comercial restrictions, but when for instance adobe tools say that a tag that says the file has been edited/created in Photoshop is a not "deletable" one... they are lying.Every metatag is editable/deletable and the image itself can be rendered without any metatag info of this type.... continue reading
For those who don't know what I'm talking about...IPTC metatags allow you to embed textual information into your jpeg files. You can embed right into your image files the title, description, keywords and even categories in some cases.For those who know, but never used IPTC tags...Specially if you upload to more than one agency, embeding your photo title, description and keywords into jpeg image files is most useful and a huge time saver. Most websites will read it pronto and submission forms... continue reading
After reading a forum post by Photogwest asking for ways to streamline the process of re-keywording the same images over and over again, I decided to do a little research and expand upon previous forum posts with further information about EXIF and IPTC.My limited blog gives definitions, simple descriptions, how to access EXIF and IPTC features in a few editing programs and a link to theprocess of adding, clearing and fixing IPTC info in Adobe products (a bit technical but understandable).... continue reading
there are programs available that allows you to edit the Exif/Iptc data of a photo so that you can add title, describtion and keywords to it. Which program works best?So far I found and tried I.tag but it turned out it accepted only 5 keywords from a list of 30. Title and description worked OK. continue reading
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... continue reading
Microsoft Photo Info is a free download from Microsoft for Windows XP and Windows Vista that allows you to add IPTC data (Keyword etc) to your photos. I generally use Adobe Bridge to add IPTC data to my microstock photos but I find that Photo info comes in handy for quick updates to individual images or groups of image.Once downloaded and installed Photo Info is accessed by right clicking on the the desired image(s) and selecting Photo Info from the context menu. From there it is pretty simple... continue reading
Up til now I described my photos only when they had been uploaded on DT. You know, categories, keywords, etc. I have never used that File Info dialog box in Photoshop. Until I discovered how useful that is:1. When you upload such a (described) photo on DT, the keywords and categories are automatically implemented.2. When a glitch happens while uploading (there were a few, including recent FTP problems), you are safe, because the keywords are with your file, not in the site's database only.... continue reading
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