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Software supporting IPTC photo metadata standards IIM and "IPTC Core"

Introduction

The IPTC provides standards for photo metadata for more than a decade:
  • In the early 1990's IPTC's Information Interchange Model (IIM) standard was adopted to provide metadata fields in digital image files. This set of metadata is called "IPTC data", "IPTC fields" or "IPTC header".
  • In 2005 the IPTC released the "IPTC Core" standard for metadata based on Adobe's technical XMP framework.
 

List of software products - in alphabetical order, follow the link

Key to table below:
Supported OS: indicates versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, or a kind of Unix/Linux.
Supports IIM: whether metadata of the IIM standards can be read or written
Supports XMP and IPTC Core: whether metadata of the IPTC Core can be read or written, as IPTC Core is built on Adobe's XMP its supports is a prerequisite.
Synchronizes IIM/Core values: indicates the direction of synchronzing values: 1/ only from IIM to IPTC Core, 2/ only from IPTC Core to IIM, 3/ both directions, 4/ no synchronization is available at all.
ACDSee Pro
Product version 8.1
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments  
Software vendor ACD Systems
Visit vendor's web site http://www.acdsee.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
Adobe Acrobat
Product version 9
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe After Effects Pro
Product version CS5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM NO
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe After Effects Std
Product version CS5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM NO
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe Audition
Product version 3.0
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe Bridge
Product version CS5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe Creative Suite 5
Product version CS5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe Illustrator
Product version CS5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe InCopy
Product version CS5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe InDesign
Product version CS5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe Photoshop
Product version CS5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Product version 2
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: All recent
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe System Inc
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
Adobe Premiere Pro
Product version CS5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-06-01
AtomicView
Product version 1.2
Supported OS Windows:
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor AntZero
Visit vendor's web site http://www.antzero.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2008-12-21
BreezeBrowser Pro
Product version 1.6
Supported OS Windows: 98 to XP
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IPTC Core to IIM only
Comments  
Software vendor Breeze Systems Ltd
Visit vendor's web site http://www.breezesys.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
Canto Cumulus
Product version 8.5
Supported OS Windows: XP, Vista, 7/Srv 2003, 2008
Mac: OS X (10.5-10.7)
*ix: Linux, Solaris (Server)
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Menu option enables one-click catalog configuration for IPTC. But users (admins) can add any number of metadata fields they need, making it possible to support other standards too. Details on Cumulus' IPTC Core support is available on Canto's website 
Software vendor Canto Software GmbH
Visit vendor's web site http://www.canto.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2012-03-15
Caption Edit
Product version 1.02
Supported OS Windows: 98 to XP
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Its IPTC caption editing module lets you batch edit textual metadata of graphics files, add and edit caption text. 
Software vendor Media Web India
Visit vendor's web site http://www.captionedit.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-12-07
Captivate
Product version .
Supported OS Windows: 2000, XP
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM NO
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
Carpe camera
Product version 2.0
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Windh Technology
Visit vendor's web site http://www.windh.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
Contribute
Product version 4
Supported OS Windows: 2000, XP
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM NO
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
Daminion
Product version 3.0
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension PARTIAL
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Daminion supports parts of the IPTC Extension metadata fields, like PersonInImage or Event; and it synchronizes metadata values from its database to the image file. 
Software vendor Daminion Software
Visit vendor's web site http://daminion.net
Information provided by the vendor on 2014-02-12
DBGallery
Product version 4.3
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IIM to IPTC Core only
Comments Uses Adobe's XMP Toolkit to read and write metadata. Windows/Linux/MacOS for backend database and files. 
Software vendor GRR Systems, Inc.
Visit vendor's web site http://grrsystems.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2011-07-04
DC
Product version 5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix: Linux, Unix
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Client server solution. 
Software vendor Digital Collections GmbH
Visit vendor's web site http://www.digicol.de
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-14
Digikam
Product version 1.2
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X 10...
*ix: Linus
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX and free software (GPL) Software vendor 
Software vendor Digikam
Visit vendor's web site http://www.digikam.org
Information provided by the vendor on 2009-08-15
Downloader Pro
Product version 2.0
Supported OS Windows: 98 to XP
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IPTC Core to IIM only
Comments Downloader Pro v2.0 is currently available as a beta version. The full release will be available later in 2006. 
Software vendor Breeze Systems Ltd
Visit vendor's web site http://www.breezesys.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
Dreamweaver
Product version 8
Supported OS Windows: 2000, XP
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM NO
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
ExifTool
Product version 8.18
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix: Linux, other *ix
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments ExifTool is a customizable set of Perl modules plus an application script for reading and writing meta information in image, audio and video files, including the maker notes of many digital cameras. 
Software vendor Phil Harvey
Visit vendor's web site http://owl.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-04-28
EXIFutils
Product version 3.0
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported but not IPTC Core.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments  
Software vendor Hugsan Pty. Ltd.
Visit vendor's web site http://www.hugsan.com/EXIFutils
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-04-28
Exiv2
Product version 0.19
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Exiv2 is a C++ library and a command line utility. It provides fast and easy read and write access to the Exif, IPTC and XMP metadata of images in many formats. 
Software vendor Open Source Project
Visit vendor's web site http://www.exiv2.org
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-04-28
Extensis Portfolio Server
Product version 10
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Supports reading sidecars for conversion to DNG, reading metadata from file systems (folders) and writing this data back into files, programmatic-synchronization of IPTC (and other) metadata via an API, warnings for Missing IPTC Metadata 
Software vendor Extensis
Visit vendor's web site http://www.extensis.com/portfolio
Information provided by the vendor on 2012-10-17
FastPictureViewer Professional
Product version 1.5
Supported OS Windows: All recent, incl 64-bit
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Supports sidecar files for raw image formats such as Canon CR2, Nikon NEF or Sony SR2 
Software vendor Axel Rietschin Software Developments
Visit vendor's web site http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/
Information provided by the vendor on 2011-03-31
Fireworks
Product version 8
Supported OS Windows: 2000, XP
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM NO
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
Flash Pro
Product version 8
Supported OS Windows: 2000, XP
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM NO
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments  
Software vendor Adobe Systems, Inc.,
Visit vendor's web site http://www.adobe.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
FotoStation Pro
Product version 6.0
Supported OS Windows: XP, Vista
Mac: OS X 10.4
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor FotoWare as
Visit vendor's web site http://www.fotoware.com/
Information provided by the vendor on 2007-10-08
FotoWare Color Factory
Product version 6.0
Supported OS Windows: Srv2003
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor FotoWare as
Visit vendor's web site http://www.fotoware.com/
Information provided by the vendor on 2007-10-08
FotoWare FotoWeb
Product version 6.0
Supported OS Windows: Srv2003
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor FotoWare as
Visit vendor's web site http://www.fotoware.com/
Information provided by the vendor on 2007-10-08
FotoWare Index Manager
Product version 6.0
Supported OS Windows: Srv2003
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor FotoWare as
Visit vendor's web site http://www.fotoware.com/
Information provided by the vendor on 2007-10-08
GraphicConverter
Product version 5.9.4
Supported OS Windows: none
Mac: OS 9.x, X 10.x
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor Lemke Software GmbH
Visit vendor's web site http://www.lemkesoft.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2007-01-05
IDimager
Product version 5
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments XMP is also extensible and custom XMP properties are also readable and editable in IDimager 
Software vendor idFOX Holding BV
Visit vendor's web site http://www.idimager.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-04-28
Image Info Toolkit
Product version 2.0.1.8
Supported OS Windows: 98 to XP
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments IPTC data is implemented by fast batch processing BlueBox is currently in the process of implementing support for XMP and Iptc Core. 
Software vendor BlueBox GmbH
Visit vendor's web site http://www.bluebox-software.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-16
Imagero
Product version 1.95
Supported OS Windows: All recent, Java 1.18
Mac: OS X, Java 1.18
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IIM to IPTC Core only
Comments  
Software vendor Andrey Kuznetsov
Visit vendor's web site http://reader.imagero.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2007-03-08
IMatch - The Digital Image Management Solution
Product version 3.6
Supported OS Windows: 2000, XP, Vista 32/64bit
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IIM to IPTC Core only
Comments The XMP editor in my software supports basically all contents available via XMP, including the new IPTC Extensions. A template for an "empty" set of IPTC Extension will be available. 
Software vendor photools.com - Mario Westphal
Visit vendor's web site http://www.photools.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2008-10-17
IrfanView
Product version 4.20
Supported OS Windows: 95 to Vista
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments  
Software vendor IrfanView
Visit vendor's web site http://www.irfanview.net
Information provided by the vendor on 2008-10-17
iView MediaPro
Product version 3.1.2
Supported OS Windows: 2000 to Vista
Mac: OS X 10.3.9+
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IPTC Core to IIM only
Comments On import iView MediaPro 3 prefers IPTC Core over IIM.  On writing back annotations it writes both IPTC Core and IIM so that they match. 
Software vendor iView MultiMedia Ltd
Visit vendor's web site http://www.iview-multimedia.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
iWatermark Pro
Product version 1
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments Supports iOS. 
Software vendor Plum Amazing
Visit vendor's web site http://plumamazing.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2011-01-28
Kalimages
Product version 2.1.3
Supported OS Windows: 2000, XP, Srv2003
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Kalimages also supports IDEAlliance DISC metadata set according to: http://www.disc-info.org/ and allows to define easily customized XMP metadata (3 * 10 field in different or same namespaces) 
Software vendor Soft Experience
Visit vendor's web site http://www.softexperience.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
libiptcdata
Product version 0.2.1
Supported OS Windows: XP
Mac: OS X 10.4+
*ix: cmd line
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments libiptcdata is a C-library intended for use by other developers to easily add IPTC IIM support to their application software. It also comes with a standalone command-line client for viewing and editing IPTC IIM fields stored in image files. 
Software vendor David Moore
Visit vendor's web site lhttp://ibiptcdata.sourceforge.net/
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
MediaDex
Product version 1.0
Supported OS Windows: 98 to XP
Mac: OS X 10.3 ++
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor MediaDex FZ-LLC
Visit vendor's web site http://www.mediadex.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
MetadataTouch
Product version 2.2
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments  
Software vendor Digital Confidence Ltd
Visit vendor's web site http://digitalconfidence.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-03-16
METAmachine
Product version 1.1
Supported OS Windows:
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments METAmachine can be used to write a complete set of the IPTC standard metadata into images, to add solely copyright and contact information or just licensing terms, leaving all other metadata already in the images unaltered. 
Software vendor HindSight Ltd
Visit vendor's web site http://HSLtd.us/metamachine/metamachine.html
Information provided by the vendor on 2007-10-24
myCONTENT
Product version 2.3
Supported OS Windows:
Mac:
*ix: Linux
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Client/server solution, client web browser based. 
Software vendor picturesafe media/data/bank GmbH
Visit vendor's web site http://www.picturesafe.de
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-16
NSCS Pro
Product version 3.0
Supported OS Windows: 98 to XP
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM NO
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments We are working on the next version of the software and it will supportIPTC IIM standard and all metadata fields 
Software vendor Norton Slide Captioning System
Visit vendor's web site http://www.nscspro.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
Orphea Studio
Product version 3.9
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix: RedHat
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IPTC Core to IIM only
Comments  
Software vendor Algoba Systems
Visit vendor's web site http://www.orphea.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-04-28
Photo Mechanic
Product version 5
Supported OS Windows: Vista, Win7
Mac: OS X 10.6.8+
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments The current version supports all major IPTC fields. PM can also manage XMP sidecar files for RAW formats, and can manage embedded XMP for TIFF-based RAW formats. IPTC dialogs can be customized to hide, rename titles, and reorder the many IPTC fields. 
Software vendor Camera Bits, Inc.
Visit vendor's web site http://www.camerabits.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2012-10-24
PhotoMetaData
Product version 1.5
Supported OS Windows:
Mac: iOS5 …
*ix:
Supports IIM NO
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments Once filled in the metadata values are stored both locally on the iPad and in iCloud and can be treated almost immediately by a remote authorized organization. 
Software vendor pyd.app
Visit vendor's web site http://pyd.pagesperso-orange.fr/IOSpydapp/
Information provided by the vendor on 2013-06-06
PhotoShelter
Product version 1.0
Supported OS Windows:
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Web browser based solution. 
Software vendor PhotoShelter
Visit vendor's web site http://www.photoshelter.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-14
PHP JPEG Metadata Toolkit
Product version 1.11
Supported OS Windows:
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported but not IPTC Core.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments Runs on all current PHP versions. Compatible with IPTC-IIM and XMP as used in Photoshop CS, work on further compatibility in progress 
Software vendor Evan Hunter
Visit vendor's web site http://ozhiker.com/electronics/pjmt
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
PicaJet
Product version 2.5
Supported OS Windows: 98 to Vista
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IIM to IPTC Core only
Comments - Read IPTC/NAA and XMP metadatas
- Write info back to IPTC/NAA
- Write/Map IPTC/NAA fields to XMP of DNG files. 
Software vendor PicaJet.com
Visit vendor's web site http://www.picajet.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
Profium Metadata Server & News Solution
Product version 4.3.1
Supported OS Windows: XP, Srv 2003
Mac: OS X
*ix: RedHat
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - see comment
Comments Profium Metadata Server:
- supports IIM metadata extraction,
- supports XMP metadata extraction,
- lets the user to update metadata on the screen,
- storing the updated XMP metadata with the photograph 
Software vendor Profium Ltd
Visit vendor's web site http://www.profium.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
RoboFolder
Product version 1.1
Supported OS Windows: 98 to Vista
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IIM to IPTC Core only
Comments - Write info back to IPTC/NAA
- Write/Map IPTC/NAA fields to XMP of DNG files. 
Software vendor PicaJet.com
Visit vendor's web site http://www.picajet.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
RoboImport
Product version 1.1
Supported OS Windows: 98 to Vista
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IIM to IPTC Core only
Comments - Write info back to IPTC/NAA
- Write/Map IPTC/NAA fields to XMP of DNG files 
Software vendor PicaJet.com
Visit vendor's web site http://www.picajet.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-11
STOCKBOX PHOTO
Product version 5.1
Supported OS Windows:
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments This is a web based system. 
Software vendor Stockbox Photo
Visit vendor's web site http://www.stockboxphoto.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2013-07-19
StockView
Product version 5.6
Supported OS Windows:
Mac: OS X
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IPTC Core to IIM only
Comments This release adds the ability to read and write DNG files as well as standard TIFF, JPEG, PSD... A user defined option defaults to not overwriting copyright information. The Windows version 5.5 remains limited to IIM, expect an update in summer 2007. 
Software vendor HindSight Ltd
Visit vendor's web site http://HSLtd.us
Information provided by the vendor on 2007-03-08
Third Light Image Management System - IMS
Product version 5.0
Supported OS Windows: 2000, XP
Mac: OS X
*ix: Linux
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Web browser based solution 
Software vendor Third Light Ltd
Visit vendor's web site http://www.thirdlight.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-16
ThumbsPlus
Product version 7.0
Supported OS Windows: 98 to Vista
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core None of them  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: - no synchronization at all
Comments Expect XMP support and metadata synchronization in 2008. ThumbsPlus includes a highly customizable batch editor with automated keyword and comments synchronization. 
Software vendor Cerious Software, Inc.
Visit vendor's web site http://www.cerious.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2006-11-14
WebDAM
Product version 2.6
Supported OS Windows:
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension YES
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Supported browsers: Firefox 2+, Safari 2+, IE 6+. WebDAM supports reading, writing, and advanced searching across IPTC. WebDAM is an enterprise-scale SaaS digital asset management solution with support for IPTC. meta-data fields. 
Software vendor WebDAM Solutions
Visit vendor's web site http://www.webdamsolutions.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2009-07-29
WPMeta
Product version 1.1a
Supported OS Windows: Windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac:
*ix:
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: from IIM to IPTC Core only
Comments Tool provides batch processing, search, import and export EXIF, XMP and IPTC data from JPEG, TIFF and RAW files. Language: German 
Software vendor Werner Pilwousek Software
Visit vendor's web site http://www.pilwousek.de/WPSoft
Information provided by the vendor on 2011-11-04
Xinet
Product version 8.0
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X
*ix: Linux, Sun Solaris, Altix, IRIX
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments Software comes with standard IPTC and XMP support.  Additional metadata fields, including custom XMP fields, can be added via the software's administration interface.  More information on Xinet's metadata support is available on Xinet's website. 
Software vendor Xinet Inc.
Visit vendor's web site http://www.xinet.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2008-10-17
XnViewMP
Product version 0.26
Supported OS Windows: All recent
Mac: OS X 10.4
*ix: Linux, FreeBSD
Supports IIM YES
Supports XMP and IPTC Core XMP supported , IPTC Core supported.  
Supports IPTC Extension NO
Synchronizes IIM/Core values Metadata values are synchronized: back and forth
Comments  
Software vendor GOUGELET
Visit vendor's web site http://www.xnview.com
Information provided by the vendor on 2010-04-28
 

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