MerlinOne Road Trip

Our customer service department at MerlinOne gets rave reviews from Merlin users. I know, because they, our customers, reported as much in a survey a few years ago, and they continue to sing their praises when I visit with them. Usually my contact with the Merlin user community is during phone calls, web-based training and the periodic webinars and Merlin … Read More

When Work is Fun

Some of my pictures won ribbons in the professional photographers category at the Utah State Fair this year. One of them was taken while I was working with a customer. “Planes of Precision” won second place in the “Action” category. Earlier this year, I was able to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual “Fly-In,” EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The … Read More

What’s Next with MerlinX

MerlinX, our new web client for our Merlin Digital Asset Management product is not even a year old and we have already endowed it with new features and functions. Heading soon to our QA department, I have been given access to the latest version of MerlinX, version 5.1, our new web-based client for Merlin DAM users in advance of it’s … Read More

A Good Story to Tell

This is a case of where the adventure was much better than the pictures. During a recent trip through the Four Corners region of the United States, we visited Monument Valley, the goal, a visit to the top of Hunts Mesa to complete a previously unfulfilled trip. A colleague at work suggested a visit to the top of the Mesa … Read More

Win a GoPro, enter our photo contest.

Yes that’s right, MerlinOne is doing a couple of photography contests this year specific to different disciplines. The first, to be held in April, is for college and university photographers. The second is for photographers doing work for non-profits and non-governmental-organizations (NGO). The winners will take home a GoPro camera.   Our own Mike Kullen spends his free time photographing … Read More

Power of Pictures at Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. It’s the power of our pictures that helps us plant that vision in people’s hearts and minds. With Habitat at work in communities across the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world, we can’t bring everyone in person to … Read More

Lots of New Stuff for Henry Stewart DAM Show

In my last post, I alluded to new DAM features that I could not discuss. Now I can. Finally! (I don’t keep secrets very well.) At the Henry Stewart DAM LA show (http://henrystewartconferences.com/dam/damla2013/) MerlinOne will be unveiling our new Merlin web client, Merlin X. It is much more than a redesign. It is a clean sheet, start from scratch, powerful … Read More

Merlin Video gets even better!

Several years ago, when we looked at our Merlin digital asset management product, we tried to find ways to make it more useful to our customers. Merlin already stored photos of most any format. Merlin also stored PDFs and graphic formats and indexed the information in the text layers for search-ability. We already had a really fast search engine that … Read More

Long term viability of file types or Here today and gone tomorrow!

It started as an internal discussion about raw camera workflow;  XMP vs IPTC and EXIF data.  (That would be the metadata that is embedded in photo files.  EXIF includes camera based data such as shutter speed and aperture, or the camera date and time. IPTC and XMP provide a mechanism for including information like the name of the person that … Read More