The Metadata Working Group which counts Adobe, Nokia, Sony, Apple and Microsoft amongst its number has recently published an updated set of guidelines for handling image metadata:
“Consumer sharing of still images has exploded with the maturing of Internet services for the storage, manipulation, and sharing of pictures. However, the majority of standards related to still images are oriented toward the documentation of the creation of an image or towards professional (e.g. print media) usage and management of images. In addition, the content overlap between the most commonly used standards can result in some confusion. This document describes how best to use existing standards such as Exif, IPTC, and XMP to address the key organizational metadata questions that most consumers have.” [Read More]
A PDF of the specification is available directly here.
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