We have some post about the use of XMP files so the database info can be read by other types of databases also. I not experienced with DAM as a transparant system for several applications So i used a DAM only for my end product in PSE. I did all the tagging/renaming/redating/undertittle in PSE’s Organizer and used a simple system for my other files. Date /where what.
But sins DPL has implemented a DAM i have two places where a DAM is active.
This needs a new approach i think. So to all DAM guru’s can someone bring up a speed tutorial about this? A specially with DPL involved?
This is what i know:
1 a camera produces a EXIF attachment which a rawprocessor uses to gain some basic info.
2 some rawprocessing applications can be used to add personal info in the EXIF attachment in order to have better information when the time proceed and searching is about keywords to find your image. like location of taken image person of such in the open fields of the EXIF.(This is stil no XMP) (PSE can write its database things in the actual windows property file which filles the “labels” what are the taggs i did in PSE.)
So in order to get tagging and extra info transparent for all database organized applications i need to create a XMP?
1- do i have to do this before opening DPL so its using that as info file instead of EXIF?
2 as far as i understand DPL does nothing jet in tagging so a XMP isn’t extra value for now
So what do i need to do in the future , when tagging and EXIF data altering is possible on the RAWfile site, to keep my managing system crisp and clear?