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How to make sure you never lose a photo again

Adding metadata to digital photos can make them easier to find and harder to steal. Ian Hardy looks at apps that ease the burden of adding data.

Managing an ever-increasing collection of digital photos can be problematic. Properly tagging photos can make them easier to find – and also make it harder for work to be stolen online.

Digital camera files collect data on where and how the picture was taken – and the photographer can add extra personal information. But, as Ian Hardy reports, adding all this information to hundreds or thousands of pictures can become time-consuming - and sharing pictures online can sometimes strip it all out.

Click looks at ways to add metadata more intelligently – and give photographers more time to take pictures.

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