SAA Offers Screencasts on Key Topics
that all Photographers involved in Stock
need to understand.
Thanks to SAA's Imaging Technology Standards Chair (and metadata guru) David Riecks, SAA offers a series of visual tutorials about the latest metadata standards. We invite site visitors to view the folloiwing:
This series provides a "sneak peek" at the IPTC "custom panels" – the latest revision to the IPTC's widely used metadata standards, which many photographers know as the "File Info" feature in Adobe Photoshop. They will give you some insights into how they can be used to identify your image files, record rich metadata about the subject in an image and help to protect your intellectual property.
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- Overview of the IPTC Core panels (4:31 run time, 13 MB download)
- IPTC Contact panel details (2:11 run time, 12 MB download)
- IPTC Content panel details (2:23 run time, 9 MB download)
- IPTC Image panel details (3:47 minutes run time, 11 MB download)
- IPTC Status panel details (3:51 run time, 10 MB download)
More about IPTC Metadata Standards
From the IPTC site, you can download the custom panels, as well as a full package that includes a comprehensive user guide to these panels (authored by David Riecks), example photos with embedded XMP information, the specification document, an implementation guide for developers, and a "bug fix" for the Photoshop CS pre-installed panels. ...more
More Screencasts from SAA
Additional Tutorials on a variety of subjects are available to SAA members only. Topics include Creating Metadata Templates with Photoshop CS/CS2, which shows how to apply them to many images at one time; and Batch Processing, which demonstrates how to organize and generate keywords so they can be "batch added" using Photoshop CS/CS2 and iView Media Pro 2.6.4.