In Part 2 of our First Look of what Gnome 2.2 has to offer, we take on the new , aka eog. So what's new with eog?
The new image properties dialog provides easy access to basic information and metadata for your images, and now includes XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) data that your camera or software might store in your image files, along with the existing EXIF data. This might include location, copyright information, license, and tags.
Support for XMP and EXIF is crucial to photographers. Although I am no professional photographer (trying hard to be), I do monitor the EXIF values to help me in improving my skills. As an example, try taking a scene using several parameters, i.e., aperture, speed, metering, etc., and compare against one another until you find the best one. Next time you try to photograph a similar scene, you now know the proper parameters to use. Handy, right?