Creating high quality content and making a living from it is living on the edge difficult in the age of copy and paste. The minute you create an image, a song, a logo or whatever else it is you do, it IS copyrighted. But who cares these days? Time to fight back and get your copyright registered!
This recent photo shows President Obama, along with a group of White House officials, in the Situation Room. They are watching the Osama Bin Laden capture, and this caught my attention. I applaud the policy of the Obama administration to release press photos to the general public via Flickr. The most interesting information I found, however, was not so much the actual image, but rather the embedded metadata…
It has been a few weeks since we released our latest 0.6 beta of FileMind, the (soon to be) ultimate File Metadata manager. What keeps us so busy these days? If things like eggnog, cookies or other lures of the Holiday season sprint to your mind, you are misguided. It’s actually PDF and metadata editing!
The upcoming release will progress from 0.6 to 0.8, with most of the enhancements inside the code and framework. We are also adding a new dialog window that will change the way you can add new metadata fields to a file. This dialog is also going to be the base for more sophisticated features, such as creating metadata templates and applying them to one or more files in a single step.
The current PDF plug-in also gets a major overhaul, with added support for complex PDF files, encryption and more stability in regards to XMP extraction and writing.
So for now, it’s Happy New Year for everybody – and stay tuned for the new beta!
Steve Jobs and Michael Dell did it. Executives are sometimes tempted to swap those worthless options (issued before the crash…) with some shiny (…newly backdated…) and lucrative ones. However, we live in the days of electronic documents: getting caught (with the hand in the cookie jar…) is a risk, because embedded file metadata can show the accurate date of a Word or PDF document! And recently, more courts consider this vital piece of information as a part of the discovery process.
Like tinkering with metadata? Sign up for the limited private Metability FileMind beta test now!
FileMind is not yet feature complete; chances are pretty good that your very own requirements may end up as built-in functionality in the final version. All active beta testers receive a FREE license of the release version! Read more…
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