There's a lot of great things to talk about with IDImager, a photo cataloging, management and editing program -- to say the least. But let me first tell you briefly about my workflow and why I had the need for software like IDImager. I shoot in RAW, move to .DNG with the Adobe DNG Converter, select and catalog with Expression, then edit and polish in Photoshop. Because … [Read more...] about IDImager Review — An Expression Media Alternative? An Aperture Equivalent on the PC?
Q: I try to keep my digital photos organized in folders on my hard drive but it's difficult for me to always find the image I'm looking for. What is tagging and how can it help me? Are tags the same thing as metatags? A: Yes and no. When it comes to the realm of digital photography, tags, or metadata tags are simply labels that you apply to digital images using special … [Read more...] about Metadata, Keywords, and the Basics of Tagging Digital Photos
The current thinking about DNG files is that they are open-source and will (hopefully) be portable into the future. The need for DNG arises because of the concern people have that the proprietary camera RAW files generated by the different digital camera manufacturers may not be readable at some point in the future, and thus, the conversion to .DNG seems to be a logical … [Read more...] about Should I use .DNG for my Digital Photos?