Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Metadata group intros first digital photo standard

updated 09:20 am EDT, Thu September 25, 2008

Metadata group standard

The Metadata Working Group on Wednesday announced the introduction of its first standard for the preservation of metadata, or 'data about data' in digital photographs at the Photokina 2008 show. The specification is meant to make organizing, sharing and searching for digital photos quicker and easier, as well as make working with digital photos compatible across all applications, devices and services. Current metadata standards typically overlap and do not provide interoperability options.

While details on the new specifications are thin, it is known that the initial guidelines focus on still photos and the most common consumer uses that will have the biggest effect for the average photographer in addition to addressing overlapping content in existing standards. Later on, the Group will work on more focused issues.

Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) metadata format is part of the new standards, allowing users to save information about the file in the file itself. Geotagging photos is another common example of metadata, allowing users to add information of when and where a photo was taken.

The group, made up of Adobe, Apple, Canon, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony, was formed in 2007.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News