Learning to Understand XMP Metadata

Have you heard about XMP or Extensible Metadata Platform? 

If you are inclined to using photo editing software applications or inclined to using the Adobe Photoshop software for your photography tools, then you may have heard about how the Extensible Metadata platform can help you with your photo editing issues.

There is a standard way to process and store a metadata and that is via the Adobe XMP or the Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform.   The XMP application is capable of creating a standard definition on how to create and process metadata under the extensible environment. The following are the reasons why this kind of standardization is being implemented:

a. An XMP file is capable of being injected onto a significantly different file formatting (some of the more popular file formats) that does not cause any damage on the file contents that make it unreadable.  Usually this type of a problem occurs on a non-XMP based application. 
b. The injection of the metadata results into many issues.  Thus separately storing it onto a file allows for a number of problems not to occur. 
c. The Extensible Markup Language application or the XML is capable of being used in different applications like the PDF format, photo and graphic format, and editing of photo applications. 

In order to support the XMP metadata, there are various XMP tools that are made available for use.  Some of the more notable tools are the iTags which are very functional for tag and searching for graphic and image files such as JPEG and AVI files; the Kalimages which has a very strong features in terms of IPTC editing for JPEG images and file indexing for digital photo based files.