Written by Gordon Tillman
Monday, 27 April 2009 17:52
Until now I've never had any firm standards on how I create and apply tags for images (think Flickr or other information. I did some searching and found precious little.
I liked Ulises' article and have adopted these general principles:
But on top of that I've grafted the five W's (and one H), that is:
- Use plurals to define catetories
- Avoid capitalization
- Group common phrases with an underscore
The first four (who, what, when, and where) seem to be appropriate for tags, while the last two (how and why) seem to me to be more suitable for use in a description field.
For when, I'm creating two tags, month and year; for example, april 2009.
I would be interested in what sorts of standards others have adopted.
Just as a side note, there are a lot of photos that I will post on Flickr that I don't bother to keep in, say, iPhoto. For those I will use the Flickr Uploader tool. I found out that it can read and apply certain meta-data automatically. I did a few tests using GraphicConverter.
- who - who was involved
- what - what happened
- when - when did it take place
- where - where did it take place
- how - how did it happen
- why - why did it happen
|FileInfo -> Caption -> Caption
|FileInfo -> Caption -> Title
|FileInfo -> Keywords -> Keywords
Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2009 18:16