What is EXIF and IPTC, and why should I care?
neoFinder for Macintosh
and abeMeda for Windows,
these two powerful disk and data organizers have become even more
powerful by reading IPTC and EXIF meta data from photo files, in
addition to the thumbnails.
"International Press Telecommunications Council"
Organisation has created a standardized way of adding textual
information to data files of any kind. This extra information is
called meta data, and it can be very helpful to organize the actual
contents of the files.
neoFinder and abeMeda are primarily interested in the IPTC meta
data of photo files, and for obvious reason! This meta data can
contain detailed descriptions of what can be seen on the photo, the
date the photo was made, the name and the location of the
photographer and the motive itself, keywords, and a lot more.
As such data can be very helpful for finding a photo, neoFinder and
abeMeda will be able to read IPTC data, store it in the catalog,
and of course search it.
For Macintosh users, there are currently two ways of adding and
reading IPTC data of photo files: Graphic Converter
Adobe Photoshop. Graphic Converter can even change the IPTC data of
multiple photos at once in its browser. Windows users wil probably
use Photoshop as well, or one of several independent utilities
specialized on that job.
Here is a screenshot of the IPTC file info in abeMeda.
Please notice that abeMeda does not bother you with unimportant
data clutter, it shows you what is important:
stands for "Exchangeable Image File
and is a standard of storing meta data in files,
created by the "Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Again, CDFinder and abeMeda are most interested in the EXIF data of
photo files, as most digital cameras and scanners store a lot of
interesting data in there. This includes the name of the
camera/scanner, the company, as well as a lot of photographic data,
such as the exposure time, the orientation, F-Stop, ISO speed, and
if a flash was used or not.
Again, you can also use the Graphic Converter
to view the EXIF meta data.
Also, abeMeda can read geotagging GPS data out of EXIF tags
(containing geolocations), read more