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Dare

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IPTC or XMP?
« on: May 06, 2014, 06:43:18 AM »
Hi Phil,
Recently I've read about metadata for jpg files. What is the best way using exiftool to add a title, description, keywords and also label image as copyrighted? IPTC and XMP have different names for the same thing (Object Name=Title, Caption =Description and Keywords=Subject). Is it better to use both IPTC and XMP or just one, and what is best for SEO?

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Re: IPTC or XMP?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 07:32:02 AM »
I don't know much about SEO, but IPTC is becoming obsolete, so I would recommend using XMP.

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

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Re: IPTC or XMP?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 10:49:44 AM »
Thank you for your prompt response. I've read that XMP is trademark of Adobe, but that is also ISO standard. I do not know much about this area. Can XMP be added to file with open source tool like exiftool without affecting this trademark?

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Re: IPTC or XMP?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 11:11:26 AM »
It wouldn't be much use if you couldn't embed XMP freely in any document.  But you should refer to the Adobe XMP web site if you have any concerns about this.

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).