Photos are a staple in digital asset management. Whether you’re a photographer who needs to manage thousands of photos on the daily, a brand manager who needs to organize and access product photography, a journalist working with photos from the field, or a marketer who works with stock photos (and the rights management issues that come along with them), a DAM … Read More
If your company is like most, you likely leverage third-party images, as well as audio and video content, when the need arises. It’s not practical or cost-effective to maintain an on-site photo studio – unless stock photography is in fact what your company does. For the rest of us, though, it’s easier and more cost-effective to license third-party content. The … Read More
Over 550,000, 10,000 airplanes of all types, 20 photographers and seven days. Oh, and Harrison Ford. About 120,000 frames were made, with about 8,000 edited and added to the EAA Merlin Digital Asset Management (DAM) system. I spent a week recently in Oshkosh at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) annual convention, known as AirVenture 2016. Considered the busiest airspace in … Read More
Photo Management Software may be a supplement to Digital Asset Management or DAM, and provides a means to manage assignment requests and staff as well as capturing initial metadata that can be linked to or inserted into records that are in a DAM. A DAM software solution helps you organize your photo assets so they can be easily classified, retrieved, … Read More
From time to time I have had customers ask about sending photos taken by smart phones to their Merlin digital asset management systems. This question has come from our newspaper customers because they have reporters or readers who take photos with their phones and want to get them back to the newspaper.
A few months ago, I posted a blog about stitching panoramic photos together in Adobe® Photoshop® (read that blog). Although a DSLR and Photoshop are still my preferred tools, I recently found a application (app) that allows me to shoot and stitch my photos on an iPhone with just a couple of clicks. Actually three clicks to be exact: start, … Read More
It has been nearly a year since my friend Vince and I dragged my wife around Southern Utah and Northern Arizona on a trip we dubbed our photo safari (check out another one of my blogs on the subject of my photo safari). Despite not everything always going to plan, we had a great trip and came back with some … Read More
Last week in our blog, a MerlinOne digital asset management customer and panoramic landscape photographer, Walt Stricklin, wrote about his experience exhibiting his work in China (Read his blog). Walt and I share an interest; I too enjoy shooting panoramas of landscapes. I started shooting panoramas in college, but in those days, the only way I had to stitch the … Read More
A recent public service announcement on one of our local television stations reminded people they should be prepared with several days worth of supplies in the event of an earthquake. Apparently we live near Utah’s Wasatch Fault. That reminded me of The Boy Scout motto; “Be Prepared,” something I had also been reminded of while on a recent vacation.
As a former AP photographer, and someone who still derives income from a photo-related business (digital photo archiving at MerlinOne) I am often asked by friends and family what the best digital camera is. Of course there is no simple answer, but generally, the best camera is the one you are carrying with you.
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