The New Version of the FotoTagger Image Annotation Tool Lets Users Improve Displaying of Annotations on Images

May 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
ASHBURN, VA, USA – May 16, 2007. Cogitum LC, a provider of software for personal content management, has released FotoTagger 2.4 (, the new version of its popular image annotation program. FotoTagger is a free desktop tool designed for both personal and professional users of digital images, including users of photo cameras, professional photographers, travelers, family historians, genealogists, and documentation managers. It lets them effectively record and share information about content of images, as well as make image search much more relevant and precise.

Every person who has digital photos faces the problem of forgetting valuable information about people or objects captured on an image. Moreover, as the number of images grows, an ability to quickly find the desired image becomes crucial. FotoTagger eliminates this problem by allowing users to annotate individual elements or parts of the image. Users can place easy-to-hide annotation tags directly on a picture in order to describe specific objects. Each tag can have an arbitrary location and contain a free text capturing the names of the people, links to Web sites or other images, explanations, translations of inscriptions, and more. The tags can be hidden in a click of a button so the original view is never spoiled.

As images are annotated, FotoTagger lets users easily find people or objects by their names or other text typed in the tags across piles of digital pictures. With FotoTagger, there is no need to use old-fashion techniques trying to meaningfully name the file or create a hierarchy of folders on a hard disk. A user can enter the name of a person and FotoTagger will find all pictures where this person is captured.

To let users share annotation with an image wherever it goes, annotation tags are embedded in an ordinary JPEG file meaning the image content description always stays with the image itself. With FotoTagger, users can publish tagged photos to, LiveJournal, as well as to their own Web sites. Flickr users can use FotoTagger as a desktop enhancement of their Flickr accounts. They can tag photos with FotoTagger and upload them to a Flickr set in a click of a button. FotoTagger tags are converted into editable Flickr notes. Moreover, photos hosted on Flickr can be downloaded to FotoTagger with Flickr notes transformed to editable FotoTagger tags.

Cogitum released FotoTagger 2.4 to satisfy requests of users who wanted to get more control over the look of the tags. The new version offers new features to let users customize font and color settings for the tags and caption. Now users can choose a font, style, size, and color for the text they enter in the tags and caption. Moreover, FotoTagger 2.4 enables setting the background of tags and caption transparent so giving new opportunities to make the tags less importunate for view yet still informative.

The current personal version of FotoTagger supports what could be called “3F principle” F1: Free of charge; F2: Free of ads; F3: Free of spyware and privacy intrusion.

FotoTagger can be downloaded from the official product Website

About Cogitum LC
Cogitum is an innovative software developing company with several award-winning personal software tools, including Co-Tracker and Co-Citer that gained total hundreds of thousands downloads.

More information can be obtained by contacting a company representative at 1-703-858-2377 or by contacting Leonid Malkov at