Reclaim Disk Space by Removing ExifTool Temporary Files

ExifTool IMatch uses the awesome ExifTool library to read and write metadata. This ensures optimal metadata quality and compatibility with a wide range of applications, digital asset management systems and web services. ExifTool uses a Perl runtime environment. When an ExifTool version is first run on a computer, it creates a sub-folder in the system

Ignoring Small Embedded Previews in RAW Images

RAW Previews Sometimes older RAW files have embedded preview images with dimensions much smaller than the RAW file itself. For example, some early cameras included smallish 1200 pixel previews even if the RAW had 3500 or more pixels in each dimension. The digital asset management system IMatch by default uses the embedded preview image to

Consolidating XMP Color Labels

XMP Labels XMP metadata includes an optional field named label. A label is a text or tag you can assign to an image. Digital asset management systems with XMP support like IMatch use this label for various purposes. Common examples are labels like ‘Red’, ‘For Review’, ‘Für den Druck’ or similar. Most XMP-aware applications also

Using Google Picasa™ Face Tags in IMatch

Viewing, using and editing face tags created in Google Picasa or Adobe Lightroom is easy in IMatch. When importing files, IMatch extracts face annotations created by these products from the XMP record and converts them into IMatch Face Annotations. When writing metadata, IMatch converts Face Annotations back into XMP regions automatically. This fully integrates faces

Use Visual Clues to Improve Your Workflow

Visual Clues The digital asset management system IMatch offers a range of visual clues which allow you to improve your workflow. These visual clues are shown in the File Window, the Keyword Panel and also in other views and panels. Using visual clues effectively can save you a lot of time. You can find files

Exporting Images For Devices

Producing content for different devices is a key feature any digital asset management system. The Batch Processor in IMatch enables you to export images in a variety of formats and styles. It offers many options to control features like colors, text, overlays, borders and watermarks. Fill Resize IMatch 5.2.16 introduces a new Fill Resize method

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Use IMatch Pack & Go For Quick And Easy Backups

IMatch includes a flexible backup and restore tool named Pack & Go. The purpose of Pack & Go is to transfer IMatch databases, settings, scripts, presets, cache files and other IMatch data from one PC to another – ideal when you use IMatch on a PC at home and on a notebook while on vacation

Use the File History to Keep Track of Things

Keeping track of events is a key feature for digital asset management systems. IMatch automatically maintains a history for each of the files you manage in your database. The history records events like “File added to database”, “File updated”, “File Viewed”, “Metadata changed” and many other event types. The History Panel To view the history

The QR Code App

Did you know that you can transfer data from the digital asset management system IMatch to your smart phone quickly using the QR Code App? You can then share it, email it and use it for any other purpose. To use this App, open an App Panel in IMatch via View > Panels > App

Gaining Insight with the Data Map App

A digital image management system should not only allow you to manage and find your files, it should also be able to provide additional insight about your files and the metadata associated with these files. Did you ever wonder which of your folders occupies the most disk space? Which lens and ISO settings you use