Details, Keywords and Descriptions

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ImageSnippets™ has other areas to include metadata about an image.

The Details Tab

Traditional image metadata can be entered and edited in this tab very easily. Pre-existing metadata is imported imported and preserved if found in the image header. When an image and html+rdfA is saved, this is also embedded in the image header (when the images is uploaded and saved in IS) for greater functionality with a variety of image applications. Data will not be written into the header if the images are located on other sites and linked into IS by URL.

In its current state, ImageSnippets™ supports a subset of pre-existing attributes from various schemas such as: IPTC (IIM), DC and XMP. Future and custom versions can expand upon these specifications. For more information please see: Ontology Use for Advanced Users

The Keywords Tab:

If keyword data exists in images, it will be imported into this tab.

This tab is useful for entering traditional keyword/tag data from which you or a more skilled annotator can build triple-tags at a later time.

- Coming Soon - This data will automatically be made available in the object value list in the triple-tag editor.

The Description Tab:

This field allows lengthy descriptions to be added and saved as an RDFS Comment.

Also useful for saving much more complete image descriptions which can later be triple-tagged.

Metadata in the Details Tab - All fields are optional, but you must have 'some' metadata entered somewhere with the image and an image must be saved at least once in order to generate an HTML+RDFa file.


Entering a name for creator will generate a look-up and an exclamation point. For more explanation about looking up entity matches, please see Selecting a Match
from the Look-Up

If the image creator is not found, you can create an entity. For more information on how do this, please see: Creating New Entities and Datasets. If you do not select a match, it will remain a literal and can be found in a plain text search, but not in an semantic search.

The creator field is imported and exported.

Creator e-mail: Can have multiple addresses, separated by commas. Imported and exported.

Creator websites: Can have multiple websites, separated by commas. Imported and exported. When image data is saved, a link back to the ImageSnippets™ html+RDFa image file is automatically saved in the websites field in the image header.

Any application that can use RDFa can use this link to locate all of the image metadata saved with this image.

Copyright Notice: Imported and exported.

Copyright Terms: Select your preference from the drop-down list or enter your own. Imported and exported.

Date Created: Optional field for the date the work was created. Not intended to be the date the digital image of a work was scanned or acquired. This field is imported and exported. At this time, the interface supports a full date only. Future versions will improve upon this.

Sublocation, City, State and Country: These optional fields are provided for the user to save data they might like to preserve with the image, but perhaps not relevant to the content and not desirable to save as triple-tag data.

For example: a photographer may shoot a picture of a model on Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida - which may be useful metadata, but incidental to the image content.

Another example: an artist created an image when they lived in 'the green house' (sublocation), Munich, Germany - and they may want to record this data with the image, but only as peripheral information.

Deciding what is relevant triple-tag data is entirely subjective and at the discretion of the annotator or publisher of the data.

These fields are saved as literals in the RDF data but not matched to entities in datasets and can be searched using the plain text search. They are imported and exported with the image. Futures versions will allow an entity match on these fields.

Geo-Tag Location: Imported if contained in the EXIF data. Other EXIF data is not displayed in this version of IS. Future versions will include more options for working with EXIF data.

IPTC Scene Code:

Optional field. Imported and exported. You may select all that apply from the menu.

The IPTC (International Press and Telecommunications Council) uses this field to specify and categorize the content of scene of a photograph using these terms. ImageSnippets™ saves the data from the user selections with the correct 6 digit news codes provided by the IPTC taxonomy.

Materials, Techniques and Styles:

These optional fields are saved as triple-tags and can be used to help further classify a work. These three fields have been combined into one screen making it easier to choose all of the terms that might apply to a work.

The user selections are saved with entities matched from Dbpedia, Yago or from a custom-defined dataset in IS called "Art Terms".

There are many more terms available than what is shown.

Users can click on one of the add buttons to look-up additional terms or to add a completely new term. See Creating New Entities and Datasets to add a new term not found in one of the other datasets.