Wired 12.10: Point. Shoot. Kiss It Good-Bye. A fantastic story in Wired magazine that identifies the current problems and issues around metatagging digital images. As my collection at present has grown to over 40,000 .jpg images I’ve been increasingly concerned about the best way to tag and organize these images for search.
The other problem is that I’m not sure of an easy way to do meta data search using Windows XP as it currently stands. Hopefully Longhorn will produce more ways to search metadata at much faster speeds and easy and convenient ways to add and manage the meta data process.
Equally problematic is all of the scanning I’ve done of old family photographs. Identifying the individuals, dates, places has not been easy and as the family gets older and people die much of this rich history will be lost.
Setting up some kind of easy way to update and correctly archive and annotate family photographs is another area that I’m really interested in.