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Metadata Working Group Announces First Specification

The Metadata Working Group at Photokina 2008 introduced its first specification to increase interoperability and preservation of metadata in digital photographs. T

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The Metadata Working Group at Photokina 2008 introduced its first specification to increase interoperability and preservation of metadata in digital photographs. The Metadata Working Group’s initial guidelines target still photo metadata, with a focus on common consumer uses. The

"Lack of metadata interoperability has led to significant frustration for both consumer and pro photographers, and our companies have spent considerable resources trying to deal with the problem," said Josh Weisberg, chairman and founder of the Metadata Working Group and director of Microsoft’s Rich Media Group. "Getting these industry leaders together to rally around metadata interoperability is a real turning point, one that we believe will result in technology that’s easier for photographers to use. We’ve been working very hard to produce guidelines that are compatible across all applications, devices and services and that provide best practices for how, when and where metadata should be changed in popular file formats."

For more information,  visit the Metadata Working Group Web site

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