How to use

This application allows you to create IPTC metadata* for the α9 and export it to memory cards.

By registering the exported information to the α9, you can apply it to images as 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

Hint

  • 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.
  • Only one IPTC metadata file can be saved on a memory card.

Entering IPTC metadata

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

Screenshot of the entry screen
  • Image Content

    You can enter an image description, article title, or other information.

    [Items]

    Caption/Description

    Caption/Description writer

    Headline

    Keywords

    Person shown

    Name of featured Organisation

    Code of featured Organisation

    IPTC Scene Code

  • Image Rights

    You can enter the photographer's name, information about copyright ownership, and so on.

    [Items]

    Creator/Photographer

    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.

    [Items]

    Event

    City

    Sublocation

    Province/State

    Country

    ISO Country Code (*)

    IPTC Subject Code

    Intellectual Genre

  • Locations Taken

    You can enter information about where the image was taken, etc.

    [Items]

    Sublocation

    City

    Province or State

    Country Name

    Country ISO-Code (*)

    World Region

  • Status

    You can enter image editing instructions or status information.

    [Items]

    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.

    [Items]

    Address

    City

    State/Province

    Postal Code

    Country

    Email(s)

    Phone(s)

    Web URL(s)

  • Licensing

    You can enter image licensing information.

    [Items]

    Copyright owner

    Image Creator

  • Models, Properties, and Artwork

    You can enter additional information about the camera model.

    [Items]

    Additional Model Info

    Model age

* 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

Loading, saving, 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.

  • Save

    Saves the IPTC metadata you have prepared to your computer, as an XMP file with your preferred name.

  • Export

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

Note

  • 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.