Perhaps we are getting somewhere with regard to image organization. Tagcow, based in the Seattle area, is certainly one company that provides a fast, easy and cost-effective way for organizations to tag and screen large volumes of digital images. The company can tag and screen more than a million images a day, saving organizations valuable time and money. Customers include digital asset management companies, online sites needing to screen content and resellers that want to provide complete solutions for their customers.
Tagcow describes themselves as an emerging player in the rapidly-growing digital asset management (DAM), enterprise content management (ECM) and metadata as a service (MaaS) categories, and the company recently announced that is has signed two new companies, Art.com and Autobytel Inc., to use its digital image tagging service to make their massive databases of images searchable and manageable. The Tagcow service, as we explained, can accurately tag more than a million images a day, and the company’s tagging platform can scale to meet the peak requirements of virtually any organization that needs to organize and make their images searchable, they tell us.
“Our online metadata service, which adds relevant information to the image, is much faster and more cost-effective than in-house manual tagging,” the company explains. Tagcow can also efficiently screen content to ensure that images and blog comments that are uploaded to sites such as those used in online dating and social networking are not of an offensive or questionable nature.
“Our online metadata tagging service is highly customizable to meet the specific needs of each client,” said Michael Droz, chief business architect of Tagcow. “Tagcow essentially enables organizations to shorten the digital product manufacturing process and maximize the value of their digital image assets.” The company has also stated they are looking to take this technology into more mainstream markets. Stay tuned on this one as you’ll be hearing more from these guys in the future, for sure.