How to open Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform data .xmp files
Have you had trouble opening the xmp file on your computer? What are xmp files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is xmp file?
An xmp file extension is related to the Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform. An xmp file stores metadata about photos like camera type, date, image dimensions etc.
Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform data description
The xmp file extension is associated with the Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform.
The xmp file stores metadata for example created by Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw after processing digital photo RAW files (like NEF or CRW).
XMP file doesn't contain any graphics data. It contains all information gathered by camera from proprietary and less common RAW photos like exposure, camera type, date, image dimensions etc. These information and metadata are saved together with graphic format that not support image metadata (JPG, TIFF, PNG and DNG supporting embedded metadata directly in file).
Metadata is any data that helps describe the content or characteristics of a file. You may already be accustomed to viewing and adding some basic metadata through the File Info or Document Properties box found in many software applications.
Adobe’s Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is a file labeling technology that lets you embed metadata into files themselves during the content creation process. With an XMP enabled application, your workgroup can capture meaningful information about a project (such as titles and descriptions, searchable keywords, and up-to-date author and copyright information) in a format that is easily understood by your team as well as by software applications, hardware devices, and even file formats. Best of all, as team members modify files and assets, they can edit and update the metadata in real time during the workflow.
With XMP, desktop applications and back-end publishing systems gain a common method for capturing, sharing, and leveraging this valuable metadata. Adobe has taken the “heavy lifting” out of metadata integration, offering content creators an easy way to embed meaningful information about their projects and providing industry partners with standards-based building blocks to develop optimized workflow solutions.
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