Best practice/method for photo metadata?
March 14, 2012 11:54 AM Subscribe
What is the best method/practice for metadata in digital photos (scanned slides, photos, etc)?
posted by Huck to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Recently, I have been scanning/archiving old photographs/slides/negatives, etc. Some have great comments on them explaining where they are/subject matter, etc. I could like to import this data into the metadata of the photos, so this is not lost. Additionally, while a lot of my family members are still around, I'd love to add comments/stories about the photos into the metadata.
I also like how Picasa can tag people, but this metadata isn't really 'in' the picture (from my understanding). Adobe Lightroom seems to have metadata more focused on copyright, but I don't have enough knowledge to know if it can fit my needs.
Is there a way to edit metadata (and add my own fields?), and have this searchable? Furthermore, when sending photos and uploading to different sites, what is preserved, and how can I be sure this metadata (and rich history/information provided with it) won't be lost?