Image Tagging - Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

Beyond of Elements's interior capabilities, other automated tagging types are coming to the fore. Geotagging is one such measure that, with the right GPS-enabled equipment or camera, will mark the location of where a shot is taken. Elements will auto-read geotags, as will many other programs. Not only does this automate the global positioning and often nearest city name into keyword tags, it also has further use - as more third-party programs begin to plug in and use the lat- and longitudinal geotag data in order to display the physical location shot. Microsoft's Photosynth is one such ongoing example.

Tagging is important for personal use and cataloguing, but it's also an important workflow process to ensure future-proof integration with new technologies.

Tips

Note that the Organizer is only part of Elements 8 for Windows. The Mac version relies on the similar capabilities of Apple iPhoto or Adobe Bridge for browsing and face recognition where applicable.

Creating your own Smart Albums or Albums - whether by date, occasion, or a combination of both - can help divide up your photos and generates a further way of dividing a search when browsing by keywords.

Elements 8's Auto Analyzer function is in its first generation and, on some occasions, is inaccurate. Double-check through the undesirable tags that it may associate, and check for accuracy.

As well as still images, it's also possible to tag movie files too.