When importing, iPhoto should use the date and time the photos were taken and your calendar to suggest event names. For days with an all day event (such as a holiday) and time-specific events, the default suggestion should be the more specific event. Overlapping events could be handled by suggesting one and presenting other event titles as options.
Bonus points awarded for allowing embedding of location data (XMP address, city, state/province, ZIP fields) if present in the calendar event’s location field. This embedding would probably be off by default for privacy reasons.
Some people (such as myself) would like to know more about the pictures used as desktop backgrounds. Photographers would probably appreciate it if the interface exposed a path to their self and/or portfolio.
Fortunately, images can carry useful information such as the photographer’s name, e-mail and web addresses, et-cetera in various metadata forms (XMP, EXIF, IPTC).
Basic Information Displayed
- The photo title (XMP Title field).
- The author’s name (XMP Creator field) formatted as a mailto: link with their e-mail address (XMP Creator: Email field).
- The author’s website (XMP Creator: Website field) as a web link.
Extended Information Displayed
- A description of the photo (XMP Description field).
- The place the photo was taken (the XMP Location, City, State/Province, and Country fields).
- The date the photograph was taken (EXIF digitization date).
- The camera used to capture the photo (EXIF make and model).
Though the photo is not actually by him (as far as I know; all metadata is stripped from the default desktop pictures), Art Wolfe is a great photographer.
Some ideas for using the XMP Creator metadata (name, title, e-mail, address, website) that can be attached to Adobe files such as PDF, Illustrator, and PSD. Obviously, this type of thing would work for any file containing such metadata.
- File metadata in a PDF file:
- Contextual menu commands exposing the metadata:
- Open the file in a PDF reader and select some text:
- A message opens with the text pasted as a quote: