Hi, I've made part of this suggestion before, but now I learned that MyHeritage is working on a new release of the system and I'd like for them to consider adding the full capability.
Much information about a photo can be stored within the files themselves. Most cameras store the Date and Time the photo was taken. Some store the location as well. Many programs (including Microsoft Windows Explorer, Picasa, Photoshop Elements, iPhoto) also let you store and edit Caption, Title, Location, Date, Tags and many other valuable pieced of information about the photo. Many of us use these capabilities to put such information into photos so that, when we share them, the information goes along with the image in the jpeg file.
In earlier posts, I've suggested that MyHeritage provide the user with the option to use this information if it is in an uploaded photo. That way, the captions I've put into my photos could be used as the Title of the photo. If there is a location in there, it could be used for the MyHeritage Location. I think MyHeritage uses the Date Taken if it's in there already.
But I'd like to add a request of an option to have this go the other direction as well. That is, when a MyHeritage user edits in Title, Date, Location in My Heritage, that information should be stored in the photo itself when the photo is downloaded. That way the information would go along with the photo wherever it is used later. One obvious use of this would be a handy mechanism for "synching" photo information between MyHeritage online and Family Tree Builder on one's local computer.
To make this work properly there would also have to be an option to decouple the Name of the photo file and the Title. To me, it simply doesn't make sense for MyHeritage to make these the same. But again this decoupling could just be an option. For those who prefer to have the Name of the File the same as the Title of the photo, that option could remain as well.
Storing the face tagging informaiton in the photo would be more of a challenge so perhaps that option could be left for a later release.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but I wanted to lay out these options because a major new release is in the works. It would sure make my work with genealogy and family photos a lot easier. Thanks for considering it.
As I wrote in your previous post, MyHeritage.com can read EXIF info of pictures but this info is not being used for any purposes on the site.
We really appreciate that you take the time to share your oppinions with us and help us get better with time. As I wrote before, I forwarded your post to our technical department so it will be taken in count in the future.
It's been over a year since this topic came up and was supposedly forwarded as a good suggestion to the technical staff. My impression is that there is still no OPTION to have the date, place, caption, title, etc. imported from the IPTC/EXIF metadata which myheritage reads from jpeg files. There is stilll NO OPTION to use all that hard work on the part of users. As I noted before, it can't be very hard to use that information if facebook can do it.
This has been a very disappointing return to active status on myheritage/FTB -- especially after all the hype on the new release of FTB.