RE: Picture Gallery & Media Center
Sorry for the slow follow up. For some reason I didn't see the reply
This is getting a bit out of my depth to be honest so hopefully someone else
can jump in. From my perspective as a user there seems to be two sets of tag
metadata, one that Windows Vista and Media Centre uses and one that Pciture
Gallery uses. By 'Windows tags' I was referring to the tags stored with the
Hope this clears things up a bit.
> Hi Andrew,
> Thanks for the information. Could you please clarify something for me...
> what do you mean by 'Windows tags'? How do you assign/edit the windows tags.
> Maybe it will make more sense once I understand what these tags are, but
> right now I'm with you in not understanding why you can sort/view based on
> picture gallery tags.
> "Andrew Shuttleworth" wrote:
> > Hi Bonnie
> > 1) I'm using Vista RTM. There is an option to view by tags but this option
> > seems only to use the Windows tags, not the Picture Gallery tags. I can't
> > believe these are not somehow integrated.
> > 2) I'm not 100% sure about this one. My guess is that your Digital Image
> > metadata is associated with the file, but that Picture Gallery won't
> > recognize it. This is frustrating. I'd like to be able to use the best tool
> > for a given job (e.g. ACDSee or Picasa) and have a standard tagging system
> > that works across all the different software.
> > Hope this is somewhat useful.
> > Andrew
> > "Bonnie." wrote:
> > > I'm anxious to upgrade to Vista so I can use the functionality of Picture
> > > Gallery. Currently I am using Digital Image 2006 to tag & organize my
> > > photos. Currently, all my photos are stored in a single file folder, then I
> > > assign location, event, people, *-rating, keywords to the photos. Using this
> > > method it makes it very easy to filter & view photos.
> > >
> > > I recently purchased a Windows Media Center PC, with XP but will be
> > > upgrading to Vista as soon as possible. I was hoping that I would be able to
> > > use Media Center as my prime interface for viewing photos, running slide
> > > shows, etc. However right now I'm finding the Media Center within XP is very
> > > limiting for me since I keep all my photos in a single folder.
> > >
> > > I am hoping the Picture Gallery will solve this issue for me. If picture
> > > gallery works as well as it appears, then I should no longer need to use
> > > Digital Image (I only use digital image as a cataloging application, I don't
> > > use it to adjust/fix photos in any way). Can someone please verify the
> > > following for me...
> > >
> > > 1. Will picture gallery run within windows media center? ie. Right now
> > > when I click on my pictures within media center my only options are to view
> > > photos 'by folder' or 'by date'. I'm hoping that once upgraded, there will
> > > be more options to view photos based on the organization & tags which are
> > > assigned with picture gallery.
> > >
> > > 2. I believe the tags I currently have assigned to my photos within Digital
> > > Image are called 'metadata'. Is this metadata associated with the actual
> > > file & will it be recognized by picture gallery so I won't actually have to
> > > re-categorize & reassign all of the tags to my photos once I upgrade.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance.