Working with the image module for PowerShell; part 3, GPS and other data

In Part one I showed how my downloadable PowerShell module can tag photos using related data – like GPS position – which was logged as they were being taken, and in part two I showed how I’d extended the module in James Brundage’s  PowerPack for Windows 7. Now I want to explain the extensions which…

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Exploring the IMAGE PowerShell Module

In part one of this series I showed the finished version of photo-tagging script I’ve been using. I based my work (which is available for download) on James Brundage’s PSImageTools module for PowerShell which is part of the PowerPack included with the Windows 7 Resource kit (and downloadable independently). In this post I want to…

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GPS, and other kinds of Picture tagging with PowerShell

Well… I have been off for a bit and you can have a read of the previous post for some background on that. During that time I’ve done a lot of walking, taking photos as I go.  Having raved about my HTC Touch pro 2 and its GPS I’ve been using it to GeoTag those…

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The 50th birthday that would have been

If you believe in the parallel universes then there are ones where Ayrton Senna is celebrating his 50th birthday today, having won 6, 7 or 8 world championships.  In this one, the 50th anniversary of his birth is marked a more sombrely. It’s not quite 16 years since he died with 3 championships to his…

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Photographic resolution and scans.

I’ve heard it said that every time you use an equation you lose half the audience. I’m going to take that risk : In photography there are a lot of equations which come up in the form 1/x + 1/y = 1/z , and one of those is for recorded resolution. 1/Lens-Resolution + 1/Recording-Resolution =…

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Giant Deepzoom mosaic, in a good cause.

I’ve been sorting out photos recently, and came across a ton of miniature Formula one images which I turned into a Mosaic which ran to about 60MegaPixels. That was in 2002 and I haven’t done much with mosaics for several years and keep meaning to try  out the Mosiac software that is available today. One…

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I’m a photographer, not a terrorist (or any other kind of bogeyman)

Every now and then in photography forums someone will ask “Do I need a release to publish pictures of someone”, the law varies enormously round the world but English law grants rights to the owner of copyright (the photographer or their employer), and not to people who appear in the pictures. The photographer can publish,…

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Server 2008 R2 feature map.

One of the popular giveaways at our events this year has been the feature poster for server 2008-R2 – which is now available for download. I think the prints were A2 size, although at 300 DPI it is closer to A1 dimensions – the paper copies have all gone although I’m told more are being…

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On Scanners, Cameras and their USB modes, and lifting the lid on how they can be scripted.

Long title, and I’m afraid I’ve been on a bit of a voyage of discovery about some of the things Windows 7 (and Vista) can do with photos and first thing I wanted to cover here was something I’ve been trying to ignore: Cameras have two USB modes. In “Mass Storage Class” (MSC) mode, the…

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Story of a photo.

My last two working days were spent at a team “off-site” – and these things tend to bring out the curmudgeon in me (as I’ve said before). Past experience sends me in braced for a combination of people mumbling their way through 10,000 word PowerPoint decks on their subjects, prepared without a moments thought about…

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