posted on 25th of august, 2009

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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 (Help)
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

Comments (15)

Posted by Emmacharles on August 28, 2009
Graet info Maigi !
Posted by Emmacharles on August 28, 2009
Graet info Maigi !
Posted by Asyan on August 27, 2009
Thank you! very useful!
Posted by Maigi on August 26, 2009
Yes, we are the stars and Dreamstime is our sky. ;)
Posted by Wildmac on August 26, 2009
Thanks for the great information. You're a star Maigi ! :0)
Posted by Asian on August 26, 2009
Tnx, very useful!
Posted by Conceptualcreations on August 26, 2009
Great blog! That's one of the many things I love about photoshop, it allows me to embed all that information.
Posted by Flaviaraddavero on August 26, 2009
thanks Maigi!!
Posted by Petroruth on August 26, 2009
we keep learning thank you . Peter
Posted by Ponytail1414 on August 26, 2009
Good blog! Thanks for the links.
Posted by Maigi on August 26, 2009
Yes, it makes the life much easier. Especially, if you are submitting on several sites.
Posted by Fultonsphoto on August 26, 2009
Thanks Maigi, I need to start using these features.
Posted by Maigi on 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. ;)
Posted by Littledesire on August 25, 2009
Very useful, Maigi! Thanks to an automate actions in Photoshop you could also fill your keywords and descriptions for seconds!
Posted by Mani33 on August 25, 2009
That was thoughtful talking about the metadata!
Thanks for the sources.

Cheers ;)

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