Photo albums for family history.


Photo albums for family history.

Post by andersd »

I am looking for a photo program that can used to document photos. Here is what I would like.

The ablility to create a list of "tags". A tag could be a person, place or thing. Like John Doe, vacation, camping, performance. So for a given picture I could drag tags into the picture to describe it. Like the "John Doe" tag would be assigned to every picture that he is in. Each picture can have many tags.

THEN each tag could be linked to a spot on the picture. For example if you have a group picture, the "John Doe" tag could highlight the spot where he is at.

Then I want to be able to export a group of pictures with the tags that could be given to another person and imported into their albums.

I am looking for a way to pass family photos to the next generation. It would be great to have a photo database that could answer who, what and where questions for future generations.
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Post by sjj1805 »

I am not at my own computer at the moment so unable to check the
Corel / Ulead / Intervideo range of products I have.
However when I purchased a scanner a couple of years ago it came with a "free" copy of Adobe Photoshop elements. That program does all that you have mentioned.

Have you checked Photo Explorer for this functionality?
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Re: Photo albums for family history.

Post by John Moran_2 »

andersd wrote: . . . .THEN each tag could be linked to a spot on the picture. For example if you have a group picture, the "John Doe" tag could highlight the spot where he is at.. . .
If the desire is to map out x-y pixel co-ordinates of individuals in non-layered photographs, using embedded Adobe XMP (IPTC) tags in (Standard, not JPG2000 or Progressive) jpg files, then I finally understand the question. But I don't know which programs, if any, provide that feature automatically for future genealogical browsing. However you could do that manually today using XMP tagging on XPsp2 or Vista32.

Disclaimer: MediaOne does embed metadata into jpgs using many of the available IPTC fields. In Vista it seems that MediaOne is using the "old" Photoshop 3.0 IPTC Fields for writing and reading. Microsoft PhotoInfo Tool 1.0 writes and reads many of the IPTC metadata fields in both "old" Photoshop 3.0 and "new" Adobe XMP 1.0 format. But Keywords and Captions appear to be the only fields that are readily searchable in Vista Explorer.

If PhotoImpact users need searchable metadata for PhotoImpact UFO, PSD, RAW or other unsupported file types, it may be necessary to create still another 'sidecar' jpg thumbnail file (in the same folder) to include metadata. The hidden UFO.jpg thumbnail files stored in Corel folders do not support metadata at this time.