Following the revelation that Facebook, Flickr and other social media sites routinely strip embedded metadata from images, it has been revealed that Google does the same from thumbnails in image searches. Gunar Penikis, formerly of Adobe and leader of the OpenSAMSN project makes this point in a recent blog entry:
“Google can maintain metadata within images by following the specifications that have been defined by companies such as Adobe, Apple, Canon, Nokia, Microsoft and Sony – all members of the Metadata Working Group. The most recent public specification outlines how to reconcile various metadata formats within the image formats to increase metadata preservation across systems and when creating derivative files. So, the industry guidance is there, as well as the technical steps to make it happen – what else are you waiting for Google?” [Read More]
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