[REBOL] Re: Image processing and embedding metadata in images?
From: carl:cybercraft at: 13-Nov-2001 12:45
On 13-Nov-01, Jason Cunliffe wrote:
> 4. Captions
> Many images benefit from captions in addition to decent titles.
> Filenames whcih are not meaningful directly for people, mean more
> work and more questions. They also tend to cancel out automated
> backgound tools. Captions are a powerful tool which have been around
> esential since the publishing explosion 500 year ago. I find it very
> very strange that digital image formats have negelected these needs.
Electronic Arts' IFF format may be of interest to you, though whether
it'd address exactly what you want I'm not sure. See...
By establishing Interchange Format Files (ie, IFF) and releasing the
documentation for such, as well as C source code for reading and
writing IFF type of files, Electronic Arts has helped make it easier
for programmers to develop
backward compatible" and "extensible"
Its ILBM format was the default image format for the Amiga in its day.
They don't compress as well as GIFs or JPGs though, but I guess IFF
could include them - not too sure about that though...