If you downloaded a custom Metadata template, it would have to be in the Metadata Templates folder or Bridge will not see it.
I do not know if you have a Mac or PC, so in Bridge, you would go to File > File Info, and at the bottom of the dialog box,
click on "Show Templates Folder" and look inside Metadata templates to see if it's there.
For more information,see this Help doc.
I have a folder with templates I created. I think the problem may be that it is not in the right place.
It is in:
Local Disk C Documents and Settings Mills Tandy Application Data Adobe XMP Metadata Templates
Where should this be?
The location is correct. The template would be called "Me.xmp" in my case. So it must have the extension xmp.
In Bridge you go into the Metadata panel menu (upper right) and it should appear as a choice in the flyout menu.
"Me" replaces the metadata with my copyright info on a selected file or group of files. Your template titles should appear there.
I don´t quite understand this.
Why use Me.xmp ?
What is mt case?
Why would I want to enter your copyright info?
Typo... I meant "in my case".
"Me.xmp" is just an example.
I am using my own files as an example to show where your xmp metadata templates should show up in Bridge.
No, I don't expect you to use files you don't have.
Now if you go to the Metadata panel menu as shown in the screenshot, do you see your own Metadata files?
I presume the "Metadata panel" is the information that displays under the metadata tab. In my case, there is only a minimal amount of information about the camera settings, etc. I don´t see anything re the templates stored--I have much information stored in the IPTC Core of each template.
Do I need to change the name of the folder "Metadata Templates" ? I have used it named as I wrote earlier for years.
It appears that the Bridge Program is not "seeing" my templates.
Just where my template appears, yours' should also. If not, I am out of ideas. You would have to have someone look at it where you work.