mnot’s blog

Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Monday, 11 August 2003

Photos and metadata

I love iPhoto’s interface and its functionality, but the fact that the metadata is so closed is frustrating. I think I’m going to be able to import the RDFPic metadata embedded in most of my photos, with a short detour through IPTC metadata, courtesy of Caption Buddy (great stuff, a real gem) and a bit of Perl scripting.

Ewwww. He said “Perl.”

This is why it’s taken so long to update the photo library; I was just managing under Linux, completely threw up my hands under Windows, and am now just coming to grips with how it’s done on a Mac. It’s the best by far, but still has miles to go. Remember, kids, always keep your metadata in your photos!