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What is EXIF Data in Digital Photos?

In the digital age, there’s a lot more to a photograph than the image itself. When most digital cameras capture an image, they record certain parameters and write them in the image’s file for later use. These parameters are called metadata and are stored as Exchangeable Image File data, or EXIF for short.

New Photoshop ‘Content Attribution’ Tool Tracks Edit History and Prevents Photo Theft

Somewhere in the mountain of announcements that Adobe dropped this morning—including major updates for both Photoshop and Lightroom—the company found time to unveil a prototype of its much-anticipated "Content Attribution" tool: a system that cryptographically embeds editing and attribution info into photos so that everyone can see when a photo has been edited, how it's been edited, and who the image belongs to.

Squarespace: Please Stop Stripping Copyright Data from our Photos

A few months ago I found out about the upcoming Google Licensable badge. Provided you embed the required metadata in your image files, it’s a label that will be added to your photos in Google Images, with links to a page that includes your Web statement of rights and a link to license the photo.

The Cameras That Shot the Winning Photos of World Press Photo 2020

World Press Photo just revealed the winners of its 2020 Photo Contest, and as they do every year, Spanish photography site Photolari has shared a detailed breakdown of the brands, systems, cameras, and sensors that won the day. Has the mirrorless revolution finally reached photojournalism?

Adobe Wants to Help ‘Authenticate’ Your Photos: What Should Photographers Think?

At Adobe MAX 2019, Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky announced the Content Authenticity Initiative – a nascent and ambiguously defined way for attribution to travel with an image and allow consumers to know, in the words of Adobe VP Dana Rao, that “the content they’re seeing is authentic.”

The Cameras That Shot the Winning Photos of World Press Photo 2019

World Press Photo just announced the winning photos for the 2019 edition of it's world's most prestigious photojournalism contest. Camera metadata shared alongside the top photos is again providing us with an inside look at what gear the world's top photojournalists are using at the moment.

How Lightroom Can Tell You What Lens You Should Buy

Lightroom has a feature that can help you use your photography metadata to make informed lens buying and upgrade decisions. In my personal case, Lightroom proved to me that I don't need a 24-70mm lens. I'll show you how.