Marc Lehmann wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 03, 2001 at 03:39:39PM +0200, Lourens Veen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I think this is built in the save routines, I don't think there is a
> > separate comment attached to an image. It sounds like a useful feature
> > to me though.
> actually, there is standard for that (and it's even implemented), in that the
> gimp-comment parasite stores the comment.
> this is not currently editable (AFAIK, unless you call "save as" a
> comment-editor), but it will be in a future version.

I look forward to the future version.

Looking at JPEG images already on the web, all I see in the comment
field are a few adverts for Photoshop, yet the field is easily
accessible (at least in PHP) so could hold copyright statement and/or
the text for an <img> tag alt= parameter. 

There is also something called the EXIF header for population by digital
cameras and the example shown on the PHP site is:
 CameraMake: Eastman Kodak Company
 CameraModel: KODAK DC265 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA (V01.00)
 DateTime: 1999:06:14 01:37:36
 Height: 1024
 Width: 1536
 IsColor: 1
 FlashUsed: 0
 FocalLength:  8.0mm
 RawFocalLength: 8
 ExposureTime:  0.004 s (1/250)
 RawExposureTime: 0.0040000001899898
 ApertureFNumber: f/ 9.5
 RawApertureFNumber: 9.5100002288818
 FocusDistance: 16.66m
 RawFocusDistance: 16.659999847412
 Orientation: 1
 ExifVersion: 0200

In my opinion, having been a professional photographer way back before
the invention of digital cameras (or electricity :-)), the information
is useful if I can refer to it when first editing a shot and should be
removable when merging images, so that the final image does not end up
with something misrepresenting the result.

Your responses to my questions are prompt and useful. I will direct
Windows users to look at Gimp before PaintShop Pro and a couple of other
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