OLD Family photos and EXIF data

I have been working on family photos from the 50’s and 60’s…. Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/download/) seems to work on EXIF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EXIF) data, but these scanned in photos don’t have ANY EXIF data. Seems like you can’t even add EXIF to them.

Well, if you right click on one or several images in Windows Vista, you get a list of properties that you can edit, including “Date Taken”. When you save this, then you see the EXIF data in Picasa or whatever tool you are using (I am looking for a good tool to tag several images at once). Perhaps more time with Picasa or with something like EXIF Harvester (http://forrestcroce.com/Software/ExifHarvester.html)…

Speaking of Date Taken, since some of them say something as simple as “Uncle’s house 1950’s” I have been setting the date to as much as I know then something standard. So, since I know it was in the 50’s, I set the year to 1955, and the month and date to 6/15…or 6/15/1955…. If it says Aug 1962, I set it to the middle of August (odds are good I am close!) or 8/15/1962…

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Posted April 8, 2008 by mmdmurphy in freeware, Photos, tips, windows

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