Depending on the photo program, you can append customized information
to the existing information already contained in the file.
Photoshop allows you to Replace or Append data to a picture form a
standard file. If you do this a lot, you can conveniently record a
Macro the will do the operation automatically for you. You could also
construct the macro to place you at the place where you type in the
location of the picture (I hate slang) and whatever other information
you wish. (Macros are really easy to do and if you goof the first one
up, you just delete it and record again)
Check the help file of the photo program you use.
What follows is from Photoshop Help after searching for EXIF:
File information--also called metadata--is increasingly important in
all types of publishing. Adobe Photoshop supports the information
standard developed by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) and
the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) to identify
transmitted text and images. This standard includes entries for
captions, keywords, categories, credits, and origins.
In Windows, you can add file information to files saved in Photoshop,
TIFF, JPEG, EPS, and PDF formats. In Mac OS, you can add file
information to files in any format. The information you add is embedded
in the file using XMP (eXtensible Metadata Platform). XMP provides
Adobe applications and workflow partners with a common XML framework
that standardizes the creation, processing, and interchange of document
metadata across publishing workflows.
To enter information about a file:
1. Choose File > File Info.
2. For Section, select an option for the information you want to enter:
Lets you enter title, author, caption, copyright information, and the
owner's URL. To display a copyright symbol in the title bar of the
image window, choose Copyrighted Work in the Copyright Status menu. If
Photoshop detects a Digimarc watermark in the image, the Copyright
Notice section is automatically updated.
Note: To print the caption under an Adobe Photoshop image, choose File
> Print with Preview, and select Caption. Then print as usual.
(See Setting output options for more information.)
Provides a way for some image browsers to categorize and search for an
image. To add an entry to the keywords list, type in the text box, and
click Add. To replace a keyword, select the word in the list, type its
replacement, and click Replace. To delete a keyword, select the word,
and click Delete.
Lets you enter a three-letter Associated Press code. (Where available,
the Associated Press regional registry maintains a list of categories.)
To include the image in supplemental categories, type the code, and
click Add. To replace a category, select the code, type its
replacement, and click Replace. To delete a category, select the code,
and click Delete.
Provides information on the history of the image. To enter the current
date in a short text format, click Today. For Credit, enter the
information needed in the credit line for a copyrighted image.
Transmission Reference provides the Associated Press with information
on the original transmission location of the image. For Urgency,
specify the editorial urgency of the image--not its handling priority.
Displays information imported from a digital camera, such as the date
and time the picture was taken, resolution, ISO speed rating, f/stop,
compression, and exposure time. For more information about EXIF
annotations, see your digital camera documentation.
To load, save, or append file information:
In the File Info dialog box, do one of the following:
* Click Load to replace the current information with information stored
in a File Info file. You can load either an XMP file or an FFO file
created by a previous version of Photoshop.
* Click Save to save the current file information in an XMP file for
* Click Append to add information stored in a File Info file to the
current file information. For each File Info field, if the field does
not contain information then it will be updated with contents from the
file. Caption and Keywords will always be appended with the information
from the file.
On Feb 17, 2007, at 12:18 PM, Linda Smith wrote:
> I just learned of cnet.com. It is free classes and the 4th lesson is
> on this metadata info that we may can add to our photos over and
> beyond what the camera adds. What the camera does we can not change.
> Still strange about that 1970's that shows up on that pix. But that's
> not my issue. I just want to get where when I send a pix my name is
> on the info. The odd thing in your case is, your name is on some and
> some not. I just don't know what you are doing diff. to get your name
> to come up in that data.
> The thing called EXIF is what all that info you get on your camera
> But there is a IPTC were you can insert your name. So wondering if
> that is something you did, maybe w/o knowing it.
> I just got pixs from my husband in Perth, and it had all that info.
> He's just in a rental store to send me a pix. So you are right, it
> is something auto w camera's these days. It's nothing to do w
> programs. Still how is your name on it and why is it random. It is
> not on all your pixs.
> -------Original Message-------
> From: loic tasquier
> Date: 02/17/07 13:08:03
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [SPAM] Re: [iris-photos] Photo info comp question???
> i think it's the camera that does the trick.it automaticly puts all
> this data on each picture!
> i use the software that was sold with it to play with the photos on my
> computer, it's very handy, much better than the nomal windows thing
> that is on the computer;
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Linda Smith
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2007 2:56 PM
> Subject: [iris-photos] Photo info comp question???
> I just went through random photos from various people that send
> photos in and most don't give the info yours do. I like knowing what
> camera took pix and date. I don't know if my pixs come through this
> way to others or not. Some way your computer must be set up to do
> this. Any ideas from anyone of how to do this?? Yours don't always
> give your name, but does always give the camera.
> When I save a pix, I go into a special properties and make note of who
> sent it and where I got it from and date etc. With yours it is
> already done for me. Sure does save me time.
> <unknown.jpg>Thought this pix might some up you guys' feelings in the
> North. Now I don't know where I got that pix, but see== I wish I
> knew. With your system I'd know.
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