Some examples of metadata added to family photos.

Metadata

The importance of adding Metadata to your photos


Digital images, including scans of traditional photographic materials have the capability to also carry large amounts of non image data. This important feature is often not utilized but can be vital in giving meaning to vintage images. This information is added to recognized named areas within the image. This name value pairing allows software tools to locate and search fields for specific values.

Most family photo collections include beautiful images of ancestors whose names are lost and forgotten. Every generation has the opportunity to prevent this from happening by adding titles, descriptions, dates and keywords to their photos. It's impossible to predict which images our descendants will receive or remember but it's within our capability to provide meaning and context. Adding who, what when and where infomation provides a great opportunity to relive those important memories of your life. Your account on Rounds Imaging Services allows you to collaborate with other family members to fill in details you may have forgotten.