Tuesday, April 29, 2008

IPTC releases draft specification for IPTC Core "Extended"

The draft specification "IPTC Photo Metadata 2008" is now publicly available for review. There have been some minor modifications to version 1.1 of the IPTC Core (released in 2005), however the new IPTC Core "Extended" adds a significant number of new properties which complement and extend the current IPTC Core.

Download the draft specification document (PDF).

The IPTC managing director has asked that all comments be made by posting to the iptc-photometadata Yahoo group prior to May 15, 2008. If you are not already a member, go to iptc-photometadata to apply for membership.

Free Metadata Viewer Add-on for Firefox users

Another handy tool to easily read embedded image metadata is a free Add-on for Firefox users called "Exif Viewer 1.40" that was developed by Alan Raskin. You can download this from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3905

Many thanks to Janice Lodato, Director of Search Data for Jupiter Images who passed this on to the audience during the recent American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) education conference panel discussion on "Metadata Guidelines and Standards."