New software helps researchers organize digital photographs
From a new items posted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University:
Development is underway for new open source software called Tropy that will ultimately let researchers import photographs, adjust them to ensure they are of adequate quality for their purposes, and attach metadata to those images, using a template. After import, users will also be able to batch-edit the metadata across multiple images, as well as edit individual images. In Tropy, images will be able to be organized via collections and/or tags, and accessed in a variety of ways: by browsing image collections and tags via list and thumbnail modes; by sorting these views using all available metadata, such as date, source archive, and title; and by searching across all available metadata, including notes.
With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Tropy will be led by Stephen Robertson and Sean Takats over the next two years.
Read all about it here.