Creators' Cloud

How to use

This application allows you to create IPTC metadata* and export it to a memory card.

By registering the exported information in your camera, you can apply IPTC metadata to your images when they are shot.

* IPTC metadata consists of digital image metadata attributes, as standardized by the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council).
[IPTC Photo Metadata Standard : Copyright IPTC]
This software also uses some metadata not defined by the IPTC standard.

Overview of operations

In IPTC Metadata Preset, you can work with IPTC metadata in XMP format. You can enter this information, save it as files, load it from existing files, and export it to memory cards.

The operations of registering IPTC metadata to a camera and setting whether to tag images with it are performed on the camera itself.

For camera instructions, refer to the help guide of models compatible with IPTC metadata.

Illustration that shows an overview of operations

Operations in IPTC Metadata Preset

1 Entering and saving IPTC metadata

2 Exporting IPTC metadata to memory cards

Operations on the camera

3 Registering IPTC metadata on the camera

4 Tagging images with IPTC metadata


  • You can also transfer IPTC metadata to a memory card in a camera, when the camera is connected to the computer via USB. To save the information to the camera's memory card, set [USB Connection] on the camera to [Mass Storage] and click the [Export] button in IPTC Metadata Preset.
  • Up to 20 sets of IPTC metadata presets can be exported to a memory card. Some camera models allow registration of only one set of IPTC metadata presets and some models allow registration of up to 20 sets of presets. On models that allow registration of only one set of IPTC metadata presets, only the first metadata file exported to the memory card can be registered.

Entering IPTC metadata

You can enter image details, copyright or location information, and other metadata.

Screenshot of the entry screen
  • Preset Information
    Refer to this when registering IPTC metadata presets on the camera.


    • Preset Name
      • On camera models that allow registration of up to 20 sets of IPTC metadata presets, the Preset Name setting on the memory card is displayed on the screen for each set of presets.


      On camera models that allow registration of up to 20 sets of IPTC metadata presets, you can refer to the Preset Name settings displayed on the camera screen and select preset files on the memory card to be registered on the camera.
  • Image Content
    You can enter an image description, article title, or other information.


    • Caption/Description
    • Caption/Description writer
    • Headline
    • Keywords *2
    • Person shown *2
    • Name of featured Organisation *2
    • Code of featured Organisation *2
    • IPTC Scene Code *2
  • Image Rights
    You can enter the photographer's name, information about copyright ownership, and so on.


    • Creator/Photographer *2
    • Creator's Job Title
    • Copyright Notice
    • Credit Line
    • Source
    • Copyright Info URL
    • Rights Usage Terms
  • Event and Location
    You can enter an event name or other information about where the image was taken.


    • Event
    • City
    • Sublocation
    • Province/State
    • Country
    • ISO Country Code *1
    • IPTC Subject Code *2
    • Intellectual Genre
  • Locations Taken
    You can enter information about where the image was taken, etc.


    • Sublocation
    • City
    • Province or State
    • Country Name
    • Country ISO-Code *1
    • World Region
  • Status
    You can enter image editing instructions or status information.


    • Title/Object Name
    • Job ID/Trans Ref
    • Instructions
    • Edit Status
    • Category
    • Supp Cat1
    • Supp Cat2
    • Supp Cat3
  • Contact Info
    You can enter contact information used in image management.


    • Address
    • City
    • State/Province
    • Postal Code
    • Country
    • Email(s)
    • Phone(s)
    • Web URL(s)
  • Licensing
    You can enter image licensing information.


    • Copyright owner
    • Image Creator
  • Models, Properties, and Artwork
    You can enter additional information about the camera model.


    • Additional Model Info
    • Model age

*1 ISO Country Code can be entered by either of the following methods. (IPTC Metadata Preset Ver.1.1.00 or later)

  • Select Country/Region Code (3 digits) from the pull-down list
  • Enter Country/Region Code (2 or 3 digits) in the text box

*2 You can enter multiple words separated by commas “,”. This allows importing of multiple words in data files created using a PC application such as Photo Mechanic. (IPTC Metadata Preset Ver.1.2.01 or later)

Loading, saving, registering exporting candidates, and exporting IPTC metadata

Use the buttons along the bottom of the screen to load or save IPTC metadata or export it to memory cards.

Data used in IPTC Metadata Preset is saved as XMP files (***.xmp).

Screenshot of the buttons
  • Clear

    Clears all IPTC metadata being edited.

  • Open

    Loads an XMP file containing IPTC metadata.

  • Cart

    Opens the Export-File Cart window and registers the file as a candidate to be output to the memory card. (If you need to save the file, use [Save/Cart] to save and register it.)

  • Save/Cart

    Saves the IPTC metadata you have prepared to your computer, as an XMP file with your preferred name. Next, the Export-File Cart window opens, allowing you to register the file as a candidate to be output to the memory card.

  • Export-File Cart

    Registers the file as a candidate to be output to the memory card.

    • Select a number to register the file to and click [Copy to Cart] to register the file.
    • Click [Remove] to cancel registration of the file.
    • An asterisk “*” to the left of a number indicates that a registration or registration cancellation operation has been performed on that number.
    • Click [OK] to confirm registration or registration cancellation.
    • On camera models that allow registration of only one set of IPTC metadata presets, select No. 01 and then click [Copy to Cart].
  • Export

    Exports an IPTC metadata to a memory card, for registration on the camera.

    • When the Export-File Cart window opens, confirm the files registered as output candidates. After confirming that they are correct, click [Export] to select a memory card as the output destination and output the files.


  • Clicking [Open] during editing will discard any IPTC metadata you have entered and display the loaded information.
  • Any loaded IPTC metadata that exceeds the limit for the number of characters supported by IPTC Metadata Preset will be cut off.
  • This application only loads supported IPTC data. Unsupported fields/data are not loaded.