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A Metadata Copyright Example for a Freelance Photographer

There is a lot of Exif, IPTC and XMP metadata for images. It’s a tedious work to scan them and sort them out in order to determine which metadata property to set and how to set it.

In this post, I display my medatada settings as a freelance photographer. This is a corresponding table between Exif / IPTC / XMP , Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, Bridge CC and my own settings for copyright and image ownership metadata property names.

Here is the structure of this corresponding table :

EXIF / IPTC / XMP Property Name
Property description
Property Name in Capture One Pro
Property Name in Adobe Photoshop
Property Name in Adobe Bridge
My Metadata setting

I chose to set some property Names related to copyright and image ownership, and also chose to let some of them empty.

  • For instance, I chose to set [EXIF] Artist to « Laurence Bichon ».
  • and I chose to let [XMP-iptcCore] Creator Work Telephone empty.

In the following table, I used the blue background color when I chose to set this metadata property.

Screenshot : when I set a metadata property, blue background. White otherwise.
Screenshot : when I set a metadata property, blue background. White otherwise.

Another precision about the nomenclature. For Capture One and Photoshop, I use the interface menu order into brackets, the property name in the software.

For instance, for Capture One, « [IPTC – Contact] Creator » refers to

Screenshot for Capture One [IPTC – Contact] Creator nomenclature.
Screenshot for Capture One [IPTC – Contact] Creator nomenclature.

For instance, for Photoshop, « [IPTC – Creator] » refers to

Screenshot for Photoshop [IPTC – Creator] nomenclature.
Screenshot for Photoshop [IPTC – Creator] nomenclature.

Here is the corresponding table between Exif / IPTC / XMP , Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC and my own settings for copyright and image ownership metadata property names :

If you wish more information about metadata, you may read my other article The Photographer’s Metadata Survival Guide. I wrote also a post on how to set the metadata expected by Google Image License in Capture One.

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Par Laurence Bichon

I am a pro photographer in Meudon, near Paris, France. I enjoy photography, art, teaching and spleeping in the wild. I don't try anymore to hide that I'm a geek (I've worked as an software engineer for 20 years). My blog is about my photography journey.