What is metadata? Metadata is information about a photograph that is added after the pixels are captured. The first is the EXIF (Exchangable Image File format) that adds the camera, manufacturer, focal length, GPS, exposure, and sometimes, depending on the camera, the owner's name and copyright. EXIF metadata is added by the camera immediately after the pixels are recorded. Other forms of metadata are added by the photographer. These include IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) and XMP (eXtensible Metadata Platform). IPTC was … [Read more...] about Do You Add Metadata to Your Photos? If Not, Why Not?
It's that time... we need your votes to settle an argument. Just how important are metadata, copyright info, and EXIF camera data to you? Do you add this info to your pics? Do you sort by it? Please vote below. Everyone who takes the survey gets a free eBook You can also take the survey here – https://photofocus.polldaddy.com/s/metadata … [Read more...] about Questions of the Week – Copyright & Metadata
Sometimes you just need to turn around images really quick when photographing an event like a wedding or party, maybe a concert or show…even just a quick portrait session. Waiting for Lightroom can feel like an eternity, so we can use another program called Photo Mechanic to quickly browse and rate our images. Photo Mechanic is a lightweight piece of software that actually displays the same JPEG preview image that your camera shows on the LCD screen. Lightroom’s raw processor is what generates the previews, but Photo Mechanic doesn’t have a … [Read more...] about Stop Waiting for Lightroom to Preview your Images
If you're a Time Lapse fan like myself than this is an exciting weekend. Gunther Wegner, creator of LRTimelapse, (arguably the best plugin/tool for your time lapse arsenal on the market), just sent out the press release detailing the specifics of the latest update to LRTimelapse 4.5 including use of some of the awesome newest features in Lightroom CC. New Features in LRTimelapse 4.5 Added Support for the new Local Dehaze in Lightroom 6.2 / CC.2 on Linear, Circular Gradients and the Paintbrush. The number of threads used to generate the visual … [Read more...] about Time Lapse Photography Just Got A Powerful Update
Of the billions of images to be found online today, can your own be properly identified as such? In this video, we'll explore how to give yourself the credit you deserve in a single click by way of Metadata Templates in Adobe Bridge. http://youtu.be/f_YYuJ-o3MU Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please feel free to . … [Read more...] about Accrediting Your Work with Metadata Templates in Adobe Bridge
NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT - OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and special guest Lightroom expert . Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Moms Pentax while on family vacations. Later, Gerard was lucky enough to travel the world on business trips where between conference rooms and … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast with Special Guest Gerard Murphy
EXIF data is a simple record of camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, and aperture captured with any digital image. This data is embedded into the files saved by the camera. Many photographers are curious as to the EXIF data recorded in photographs I and others publish in places like Flickr. I usually turn that information off so you can't see it. Here's why. If I go to Glacier National Park in January and make a photo at Lake McDonald, the circumstances I find will be much different than you find in August. The sun angle will be … [Read more...] about Why I Usually Don’t Publish EXIF Data On My Photos
You have incredible power in your hands if you use any of the relatively new, DSLR cameras. All these cameras, even the inexpensive ones, record metadata. The post-processing software you use, whether it be Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop, iPhoto, etc., will allow you to to store all the data about your data (yeah I know that sounds weird) that you will ever need. If you don't think metadata is important, you could be missing out. Here are three reasons why. 1. Metadata is crucial to getting good search results, both online and on your own … [Read more...] about Three Reasons Why Every Photographer Should Care About Metadata And Three Metadata Tips