Metadata for Digital Images

Metadata for Digital Images

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Metadata helps identify aspects of digital files such as scanned photographs including size, date taken, etc. Learn how to add or edit metadata and use it to your advantage in your genealogy research.

Description: Once an image is scanned using the Flip- Pal® mobile scanner, you can do more than just send the image to friends and family. Learn how to work with the metadata embedded in the file to add captions, information about people in the photo, when the photo was taken and more!

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout


  • What is Metadata?
  • How Metadata Can Assist the Genealogist
  • Generated Metadata
  • Adding and Editing Metadata
  • Ways to Use Metadata
  • Resource List

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