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Google Adds EXIF Data to Image Search

Google has added EXIF data to Google Images, allowing you to quickly look up details on how a particular photograph was taken (as long as the data is embedded). Simply click any of your search results to see the details in the panel on the right. They don’t seem to be doing anything with geotag info — displaying where the photo was taken on a Google Map, for example — which is probably a smart choice. Something tells me a lot of people would have a problem with that, even though the data is publicly accessible and baked into the photo itself.

(via Google Operating System)


Thanks for the tip, Hannah!


 
  • http://blog.volgyiattila.hu/tag/copyright fotóriporter

    Do they include copyright information as well?
    That would be much more useful – instead of their default text “Image may be copyrighted.”

  • http://blog.volgyiattila.hu/tag/copyright fotóriporter

    Do they include copyright information as well?
    That would be much more useful – instead of their default text “Image may be copyrighted.”

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Yep: “The data is saved using the Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) specification and can include details about the type of camera that took the image, the camera settings (like aperture, focal length, exposure length, and flash settings), and the copyright and usage rights associated with the image by the person who created or edited the image.”

    http://images.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=185515&hl=en

  • http://blog.volgyiattila.hu/tag/google fotóriporter

    Well I could not really dig up any photo with image search that would show any copyright info other tan “Images may be subject to copyright.” like in your illustration image above.

    I think it a good step from Google, but it would be much better if they started using IPTC (rather additionally to EXIF). While EXIF is 99% about image creation data like focal length, aperture and the rest. IPTC is the data set designed for image handling holding much more copyright information as well as other metadata that could help image search like captions, categories and keywords as well.

  • http://blog.volgyiattila.hu/tag/google fotóriporter

    Well I could not really dig up any photo with image search that would show any copyright info other tan “Images may be subject to copyright.” like in your illustration image above.

    I think it a good step from Google, but it would be much better if they started using IPTC (rather additionally to EXIF). While EXIF is 99% about image creation data like focal length, aperture and the rest. IPTC is the data set designed for image handling holding much more copyright information as well as other metadata that could help image search like captions, categories and keywords as well.

  • Shank_ali

    sausages