Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Export Image File Info as CSV



Using Adobe Lightroom I have a simple taxonomy checklist for tagging my photos (more on that later). However, exporting the metadata from multiple files has been challenging.

CSV Data Collector II is an easy way to export embedded image metadata from multiple images into one CSV file from Adobe Bridge. Click here to download as a zip file.

To install:

  • Unzip the file
  • Start Adobe Bridge 
  • Select Edit - Preferences -Startup Scripts 
  • At the bottom of the prompt, click the "Reveal Button" to open the folder where the script should be placed
To use:
  • Select the image or images from which you want to extract metadata
  • Right click and select "CSV Data CollectorII" from the menu
  • Select a folder for the output file
  • Create a filename for the csv document (make sure to include ".csv" in the filename) 
  • Check the boxs of the fields to be extracted

Friday, March 7, 2014

RGB Color Settings for Adobe Photoshop and Illlustrator

 RGB color settings

Often designers and photographers are surprised to see that the color of their RGB images changes when viewed online or sent to print. One easy way to prevent this is to make sure that your color settings are set to convert incoming files to sRGB and to export files with sRGB embedded.

Here's a step by step guide to setting up your color settings in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator that I put together.



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Science Talk - Featuring NYBG Plant Specimen Images

The New York Botanical Garden has launched Science Talk - a blog featuring botanical insights from members of the Science Department.

It features images of plant specimens from the Virtual Herbarium, like this specimen, recently identified as a new species, Swartzia schottii, by Benjamin Torke.



Science Talk is updated frequently.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

2 Millionth Plant Specimen Digitized - Rare Native Carnivorous Plant

The New York Botanical Garden recently added the two-millionth plant specimen to its digital research collection - Sarracenia purpurea - a purple pitcher plant, a very rare native carnivorous species that was collected at a highly protected preserve in Dutchess County, New York. Read more here.


The purple pitcher plant is in decline in much of its range.
 (Photo by Robert Naczi, Ph.D.)

Friday, July 26, 2013

The History of Botany - by Tom Park

How did we transition from simply using plants to studying them? View a short history of botany in this video by Tom Park, one of our interns at The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium.


by Tom Park

For more videos, check out our youtube page.