A new launch for photographers looking to protect their images (via Photo Archive News) – Photometadata.org, a project aimed at promoting an industry standard for metadata in all digital image files.
“The mission of the SAA [Stock Artists Alliance] Photo Metadata Project is to help promote these best practices by investigating and reporting on the issues, and then developing online resources and educational events – demonstrating that embedding metadata in digital photos benefits us all and is easy to do,” explains the site.
The site also comes with a handy list of FAQs and guides to using metadata and is planning to include tutorials on the subject – a very handy resource.
Well worth a look, the toolkit focuses the business aspects of employing photographers or running a photography business, and also best practice procedures for freelancers and photographers in their business dealings.
The NPPA report that the Digital Railroad has “informed their members, customers, and partners today they recent efforts to find additional funding ‘required to sustain its current level of operations’ have been unsuccessful, and as a result there will be staff reductions and greatly reduced spending.”
Digital Railroad was founded in 2003 by Evan Nisselson, and the aim was to provide web based archiving and marketing for the professional photographer on a global basis.