This upgrade to Memory Manager is much more than a minor one. Memory Manager 3.0 now takes additional, important steps to ensure that your digital photos will last a lifetime.
Enhanced data preservation
This upgrade adds all the details about your photograph to the image file, including the image name, date, Star Rating, your Tell the Story journaling and a record of which folders the image is assigned to within Memory Manager. This change, which eliminates the need for an external database, ensures that you will not lose this information, even if you share your files with someone else or use another program to look at them. Now your friends and family will automatically have the same information about the photos that you have when you share your photos.
Information about the photos is separate from the actual data representing the photo. This information can be changed without modifying or changing the actual photo. Changing this information is the electronic equivalent of labeling a photo mounted in a traditional Creative Memories album.
In addition, image files must include information about the photos for maximum compatibility with Microsoft Vista. As Josh Weisberg, Microsoft’s Director of Digital Imaging Evangelism, has stated, “The truth is in the file.” To ensure future compatibility, Memory Manager 3.0 complies with the digital media industry’s 2008 Guidelines for Handling Image Metadata.
Memory Manager 3.0 continues to support TIF and JPG files, which are the most widely used file formats. In fact, the International Organization for Standardization recommends these formats for digital preservation of image files.
The complete Tech Notes article from Scraps magazine includes more details on the Memory Manager upgrade.