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Documentation & Frequently Asked Questions

What are the supported metadata?

Updated by Jérémy Vizzini, the 1st October 2018 

MetaImage supports a large number of metadata : EXIF, IPTC, TIFF as well as Maker notes. You can contact us for more information or if the metadata you need are not supported yet.

The maker notes cannot be created and deleted. However, they can be edited. This limitation avoids many potential problems including the compatibility with OEM software.

Metadata Description
EXIF
EXIF stands for "Exchangeable Image File Format". This type of information is formatted according to the TIFF specification, and may be found in JPG, TIFF, PNG, JP2, PGF, MIFF, HDP, PSP and XCF images, as well as many TIFF-based RAW images, and even some AVI and MOV videos.
IPTC
The IPTC tags are part of the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) and the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) Information Interchange Model (IIM). IPTC information may be found in JPG, TIFF, PNG, MIFF, PS, PDF, PSD, XCF and DNG images.
XMP
XMP stands for "Extensible Metadata Platform", an XML/RDF-based metadata format which is being pushed by Adobe. Information in this format can be embedded in many different image file types including JPG, JP2, TIFF, GIF, EPS, PDF, PSD, IND, INX, PNG, DJVU, SVG, PGF, MIFF, XCF, CRW, DNG and a variety of proprietary TIFF-based RAW images, as well as MOV, AVI, ASF, WMV, FLV, SWF and MP4 videos, and WMA and audio formats supporting ID3v2 information.
ICC
ICC profile information is used in many different file types including JPEG, TIFF, PDF, PostScript, Photoshop, PNG, MIFF, PICT, QuickTime, XCF and some RAW formats.
Sony
These tags are used in Sony cameras. Some of these tags have been inherited from the Minolta MakerNotes.
SonyIDC
These tags are used in ARW images by the Sony Image Data Converter utility.
BPG
These tags are used in BPG files (Better Portable Graphics).
CanonVRD
These tags are used by Canon Digital Photo Professional which writes VRD (Recipe Data) information as a trailer record to JPEG, TIFF, CRW and CR2 images, or as stand-alone VRD or DR4 files.
Canon
These tags are used in Canon formats such as CR2, CR3 and CRM.
QuickTime
These tags are used in many different types of audio, video and image files (most notably, MOV/MP4 videos and HEIC/CR3 images).
CanonRaw
These tags are used in CRW-format Canon RAW files.
DICOM
These tags are used in the ACR-NEMA specification.
Photoshop
These tags used in PSD and PSB files, as well as inside embedded Photoshop information in many other file types (JPEG, TIFF, PDF, PNG to name a few).
DPX
These tags are used in DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) images.
PostScript
These tags are used in PostScript files.
Olympus
These tags are used in Olympus cameras, and are the same as Konica/Minolta tags. These tags are also used for some models from other brands such as Acer, BenQ, Epson, Hitachi, HP, Maginon, Minolta, Pentax, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, SeaLife, Sony, Supra and Vivitar.
FLIR
These tags are in the maker notes of JPEG images from thermal imaging cameras by FLIR Systems Inc.
GIF
These tags are used in GIF image files.
Kodak
These tags are used in Kodak camera.
Leaf
These tags are used in .MOS images from Leaf digital camera backs as written by Creo Leaf Capture.
MinoltaRaw
These tags are used in Minolta RAW format (MRW) images.
Minolta
These tags are used in Minolta, Konica/Minolta as well as some Sony cameras.
NikonCapture
These tags are used by the Nikon Capture software in the maker notes of NEF images.
Nikon
These tags are used in Nikon camera.
Pentax
These tags are used in Pentax/Asahi cameras.
FujiFilm
These tags are used in FujiFilm camera.
PanasonicRaw
These tags are used in IFD0 of Panasonic/Leica RAW, RW2 and RWL images.
Panasonic
These tags are used in Panasonic/Leica cameras.
SigmaRaw
These tags are used in Sigma and Foveon RAW (.X3F) images.
Sigma
These tags are used in Sigma/Foveon cameras.
Samsung
These tags are used in some Samsung cameras.