DAM News Round-Up – 4th December 2023

A selection of DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced by the DAM News editorial team.

IPTC updates photo metadata mapping rules for Exif 3.0

IPTC, the global standards body for the news industry has recently announced the release of its latest update to their photo metadata mapping rules for Exif 3.0.  The update includes guidelines for mapping individual properties between IPTC’s standards, Exif, and schema.org, along with additional notes for contributor, copyright, dates and IDs.  Developers are encouraged to use the updated guide.

ChatGPT Turns 1: A Year of Innovation, Controversy and AI Breakthroughs

It’s been a year since the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, and we have seen the platform evolve from a popular, almost gimmicky source of entertainment to a tool that has been integrated – and often shoe-horned – into a vast number of technologies and applications.  This recent post from Dom Nicastro takes a look at the ups and downs, including data breaches, wrangles over copyright, issues with browser plugins, and trouble in the boardroom after the sacking and subsequent reappointment of its mercurial CEO.

How the processing of RAW formats works with Digital Asset Management

This informative article from DAM solutions provider Cavok explores the benefits of uncompressed RAW format images, often called ‘digital negatives’, and how they can be incorporated into DAM workflows to provide an end-to-end solution for professional photographers. A handy list of camera manufacturers and the corresponding RAW formats and file extensions is also provided.

Sony’s In-Camera Authentication Technology Passes AP’s Tests

Continuing with the theme of photography, this recent post from PetaPixel highlights the latest in-camera solutions designed to provide watermarking and content provenance in light of fake news, manipulated images and AI-assisted image generation.  In combination with the Associated Press (AP), Sony’s latest authenticity technology, which creates an “unbreakable” digital signature at the point of capture without the need for additional specialist hardware, has just successfully completed its second phase of testing.  Sony joined the C2PA steering committee back in March 2022.

Enterprise digital asset management: The complete guide

This recent blog post from DAM platform provider Wedia presents a potted summary of Digital Asset Management.  The article covers DAM’s role in business, example use cases and the numerous challenges of managing digital assets including search, collaboration, version control, security and distribution.  The core features and functions of a DAM platform, along with additional insights on integration, access control, scalability and vendor selection are also provided.  For an exclusive, in-depth guide to buying enterprise DAM systems and navigating the market, DAM News will be publishing a new and updated DAM industry report early in 2024.  Containing over 500 pages, the report will feature a comprehensive buyer’s guide, example RFPs, a vendor brief, and in-depth analysis of at least 15 of the most popular DAM platforms.

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