So while the world (maybe an exageration) is waiting for Windows Vista to be released, Microsoft has slipped out a little program titled Microsoft Photo Info. The names says it all. The program is meant for more serious digital photography buffs who want to edit the metadata of their photos from inside of Windows Explorer. It really has some nice and advanced features that let you refine the metadata to a pretty fine point.
– View or edit photo metadata from inside Windows Explorer. Now, advanced image properties are at your fingertips from within Windows.
– Edit images individually, or as a collection. Photo Info has two edit modes: individual and collection, making it easy to update many images at the same time.
– Quick recall of recent entries. For some properties, Photo Info remembers the most recent entries you have typed. To recall a recent entry, click on the drop down arrow and select it from the list.
– Generate copyright notice automatically. Photo Info can generate a standard copyright notice automatically from the Author and date Created information, if present.
– Quick recall of location details. To help save time when entering location information, Photo Info can save location details under a name you provide. Recall these details by selecting the location name from the drop-down menu.
– Correct EXIF capture date / time information. Photo Info can optionally update the EXIF date/time information as recorded in the image file by your camera. You can use this feature to correct the file capture date if your camera’s clock was set incorrectly (for example, to the wrong time zone).
– View EXIF properties. Click on the Details tab to view common EXIF properties. Click on More properties for additional details.
– Preview the image. To see a larger preview of the image, double-click on the thumbnail.
– Enhanced hover tips. Hover tips have been enhanced for JPEG, TIFF and other supported file types in Windows Explorer.
– Custom column properties. In Windows Explorer when viewing a folder in Details view, additional sort properties are available for supported image types.
— Nik Gomez
Microsoft Photo Info [via dpreview]