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TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By : Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman
Book Image

TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By: Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman

Overview of this book

TYPO3 is one of the world's leading open source content management systems, written in PHP, which can be used to create and customize your web site. Along with text content, you can display high quality images, audio, and video to your site's visitors by using TYPO3. It is essential to manage various types of multimedia files in content management systems for both editors and the users on the frontend of the site.The book gives you a step-by-step process for organizing an effective multimedia system. It also gives solutions to commonly encountered problems, and offers a variety of tools for dealing with multimedia content. The author's experience in large-scale systems enables him to share his effective solutions to these problems.If you choose to work through all the recipes from the beginning, you will start by setting up a basic web site set up, aimed at future expansion and scalability. Next, you will cover the basics of digital asset management—a major topic important in all enterprises. You can organize user groups because next you will be creating accounts for users and assigning permissions. Then you will jump into metadata—text information describing the multimedia objects—and learn how it can be manipulated in TYPO3. You will embed multimedia on your site when you have read the various methods for embedding mentioned in this book. Before you finish the book you will learn about some advanced topics, such as external API integrations and process automation.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Inserting metadata into images

A lot of the images already have metadata. Most digital cameras record their settings at the time of capture (such as ISO setting, white balance, resolution, as well as camera model, firmware version, and more); along with image specific information (shutter speed, aperture, focal distance, use of flash, and so on). If an image is created using a software package, it usually saves some settings of its own, like software name, version, license key holder information, and more. So when you open an image, don't be surprised if it already has plenty of metadata in it.

How to do it...

In this section, you will see how we can insert metadata in Windows as well as Photoshop.

In Windows

To view the metadata stored in an image, and modify it if necessary, right-click on a file and select Properties. Under the Details tab, you will see all the available fields:

In Photoshop

Open the image, and under File menu, choose File Info You will be presented with the following screen...