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Adobe's XMP metadata standard supports information defined by the Metadata Working Group (MWG), which includes a definition of how to store face tagged data. See: Adobe XMP: http://www.adobe.com/products/xmp/standards.html MWG: http://www.metadataworkinggroup.com/ where you can click on the specifications, download the PDF, and then look at page 51 ...


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Lightroom is the way to go. Download the trial and give it a try, though I do recommend reading a bit or watching a few videos first to get the most out of your trial. Lightroom will let you do whatever you wish on the file system side, and then offer flexibility beyond it. This is important, because this NAS won't be your last, and in fact, you may have ...


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Good news, this is now natively supported in Picasa Just check Tools > Options > Name Tags > "Store Name Tags In Photo" You can also force Picasa to start the writing process using Tools > Experimental > "Write Faces to XMP" Verify this worked with using an EXIF viewer to verify a normalized XMP region with a name was written to the ...


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As somebody who has worked in the book and magazine publishing industry for more than a decade I can say with certainty that it matters less whether you use singular or plural words, and more that you are consistent with their use. That said, I always aim to use the singular version of the tag.


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I used Picasa from Google for quite a while before deciding to move to Lightroom. It's free. Good tagging options Decent editing options (but really only for basic editing)


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Photo Contents or Containers of Photos You generally have two options when it comes to tags. The first option is to infer that a tag has direct meaning about the subject of a photograph or its traits. The second option is to infer that a tag is a container of photographs that have certain subjects, or subjects with certain traits. With the former, you would ...


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EXIF v2.31 (p49) defined time-zone offset fields in 2016 and the XMP time-zone guidelines (p33-34) also consider time-zones. The implementation in cameras and programs is rather minimalist at the moment. See also my answer to an older question: What do you do with your camera clock time in relation to time zones?


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Lightroom is a great app for organisation and workflow and from version 3 you can set up your Flickr, Smugmug/Facebook, whatever sharing accounts, and post directly from within Lightroom once you're happy with your photo :-) EDIT: Lightroom features website -- has a little video on there of publishing photos to external service. Flickr would also give you ...


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MapAPic is an iPhone app that lets you geotag your locations, and create a searchable list of locations, along with multiple pictures, tags, etc. I think it does exactly what you need. Disclaimer: I am the author of the app :)


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I don't know about you but my smartphone just doesn't have the battery life to make this work. I therefore use a standalone GPS device made by Holux. It's Bluetooth-capable and transmits the GPS coordinates to a Foolography Unleashed device attached to my camera. The Holux device runs the whole day on a single charge, and with this setup all my images ...


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I think it is most important to consider how you will use tags to actually retrieve and categorize photos. If you need to search for a photo using the word "birds" you will(and should) search for "bird" to find both forms of the word. This is really the end of the debate as far as I am concerned. I can tag with either in cases like this but when I go to ...


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If you can import the scanned photo into any kind of photo-workflow software, such as Lightroom, then you can add information into the "Author" and "Copyright" fields of the EXIF data. Then, when you export the file, this will be baked in to the JPG. Alternatively you could add a watermark to the photo, though personally I hate these as they detract from ...


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You are right that Faces are not part of EXIF but XMP. You can take a look at Daminion (where I work). It can import face information from Windows Live Photo Gallery and Picasa into the People tag. All your image annotations called tags in Daminion can be synced with your image metadata as EXIF/IPTC/XMP/MWG and "travel" along with your files including face ...


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CIPA DC- 008 is the standard for Exif 2.2. Of note it makes no mention of "timezone." "GMT" is also not mentioned either. The term "UTC" does appear but only specifies the GPS time is recorded as such. Pedants may note that this is slightly misleading since GPS time is not identical to UTC My point, in short, is that omission of timezone is likely not ...


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I don't like filling my library and hard disk with thumbnails and library data for tons of images that failed. So I use my own Image View Plus More (free to download) to sift through my RAW images before importing to Lightroom, because Lightroom is just too slow with imports, thumbnail generation etc. Imgview+ works directly on the compactflash card. If I ...


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For Linux users, I would recommend Digikam. http://www.digikam.org works with NAS Tag support is great. Raw is supported. After having used it for a while, I'd say it is okay but not the best. (I don't like that I don't get instant preview.)


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Ok, it seems the only way to do this, is using the Filter Bar. In the Keyword column, there is a little box to the right for the view settings, and here I can choose between Hierarchical and Flat. When it is on Flat, then only photos with the selected keyword are shown.


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Lightroom is strongest in VIRTUAL organization. You have numerous choices, among them (and not mutually exclusive): You can physically (on disk) organize in any way convenient; I personally prefer by date shot Photos can be given keywords, such as "Soccer" or "Picnic". Those could actually be a specific event "Family Reunion 2016" but generally these are ...


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You don't say what camera you have. Some cameras have a port that among other things can be connected to a GPS. For example, the Nikon D3S has such a port and Nikon makes a GPS accessory for it. Other companies do too. In fact I use a third party GPS. These GPS units have a foot so that you can mount it on the flash hot shoe if you want. That's what I ...


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Lightroom is great about using the fairly standard EXIF and ITPC meta fields for things. Keywords, for example, are stored in the keywords field. Since those are standard fields, other programs and websites can read that meta, also. It's actually pretty simple to do in most languages; I've written some Perl stuff with Exiftool to read/write this meta. ...


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Use this link for exactly what you want: Add face recognition to lightroom with picasa Picasa can save metadata to files, and Lightroom can read them. But be careful to follow the guide. In Picasa its not enough to get peoples names associated to a photo. You have to tag the photo as well to have the data stored in the file. And in Lightroom you have to ...


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The MetaDataWorking Group, section 5.9 (face regions), is the best standard going forward for managing people tags. Right now Picasa, MS Photo Gallery and Fotobounce support this standard. Hopefully Adobe will jump on board since they are on the committee for this standard...


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digiKam (https://www.digikam.org) writes tags into the metadata of the image.


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The only metadata field to store the people inside the file as metadata at the moment (according to MWG and XMP standards) is XMP:Iptc4xmpExt:PersonInImage MWG also assumes to describe and store people faces as Randy said above.


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I use Photo Mechanic by Camera Bits, It is the fastest photo selection tool I have found. You can download a trial version useable for 1 month. I use it for wadding through wedding photos and sports images. Files load almost instantly (on a 2gb MacBook) Once you have culled the unwanted images you can edit the metadata to include tags, these are then ...


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I use Zoner Photo Studio, free download, it allows me to scroll through all my pictures in full screen and choose which ones to keep. Pretty useful given that I shoot all my pics in RAW, it comes with a manager to transfer to specific folder etc. But I only use it to view my pics from my memory card on a decent laptop and I must admit I can scroll through ...


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That depends on how you upload to the photo service and/or how the photo service's API is implemented in Lightroom 4 (if you use LR4). I know that if you use LR4's syncing platform that it'll upload keywords etc of the photos to SmugMug.com (just tried it) and keep those keywords in sync if you change them. I haven't tried Flickr's syncing but I'd assume ...


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To quote another answer, "Most, if not all, search engines do stemming and thus they will provide the same result set for "dog" as for "dogs" they will often return similar result sets for "swim" and "swimming"." This is true if you are talking about Google, Bing, or Yahoo, but not if you are talking about stock house search engines. While a few of the big ...


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I assume you want a GPS that records your position all the time and let you sync with your pictures later - if that's the case I would go with a standalone unit. On my iPhone turning on the GPS drains the battery pretty fast (I think the GPS will completely drain a full battery in less than 5 hours). When driving this is solvable with a car charger but if ...


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