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Chapter 5. Placing and Working with Grap... > Displaying XMP Graphic Information

Displaying XMP Graphic Information

When you place a graphic into an InDesign document, the graphic file includes information and data about itself. This data is saved with the file as metadata in the XMP format (Extensible Metadata Platform), and can be recognized and accessed by InDesign or any other application, such as Adobe Bridge, that reads XMP metadata. For example, if an image is a photograph, the metadata includes the type of image, where the image was shot, the camera used, shutter speed, f-stop, and other information, such as author and copyright. You can do the same with video and audio data, too.

Display XMP Metadata for a Linked Image

Select the Links panel.

  • Click the Window menu, and then click Links.

Select the linked graphic for which you want to display information.

Click the Options menu, point to Utilities, and then click XMP File Info.

Click the different tabs to display information about the selected graphic.

Review the information and enter any new information (if available) you have related to the graphic.

Click OK.

See Also

See “Inserting File Information” on page 446 for more information on the types of information available in the File Information dialog box.


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