I am not a programmer and though I have been using Adobe Photoshop since 1988, I have never really gotten into the meta-data side of things until this latest project.
I remember once that I used Photoshop's XMP metadata features to create a simple template in which I could enter custom meta-data about my image. It was perfect for what I am doing now.
But now, in CS5, I have started to question whether I have just gotten too old (at 42) to handle this or whether it has been so bloated out of proportion in complexity that I just don't have the patience to figure it out.
I need to record some basic information about some paintings that I have taken photos of and I have the information in a sql database, but it would be nicer to embed the information in the image.
If I could embed this information in my images, it would be great:
But I was hoping to do this without having to learn C++, install Eclipse or piece together bits and pieces from other XMP profiles. Is there any possible way to convert a simple data set like this into xmp metadata?
It seems like there should be a web-app that does it.
Anyways, I'm looking at other sources now, but I would love to know if Adobe is equipped to handle this sort of thing or should I look elsewhere. Thanks as always for your support and/or input.
A) The free panels for VRA might meet your requirements. There is a
portion for the (art)work pictured, a portion for the image, and a
portion referencing the collection.
This is an "essential" subset of the VRA Core 4.0 (XML) metadata
schema used by museums to catalog images of artwork.
B) If you have existing CS3 File Info Panels that already meet your
needs, then you might be able to convert them to CS4/5 File Info. A
java script and procedure were provided on this forum in July 2010.
Carl Rambert, Pound Hill Software