Image ratings are essential to my work flow and management of my Smug Mug photo galleries. Using that data in a consistent way is important to me.
EXIF is short for EXchangeable Image file Format and can be used for storing quite a bit of text information with or inside of a data file. EXIF typically stores image capture time, identification of camera and lens and many other optional fields. This posting delves into my use of the Rating field. Which is really nothing more than a very short integer limited to values of 0 to 5. Those values are often represented as a count of stars (⭐️) to show a rating.