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Chapter 6. Understanding Metadata > Hijacking Useless File Info Fields

Hijacking Useless File Info Fields

Very few photographers have a use for all the metadata fields in File Info. If a field is useless to you, you can hijack it for your own ends.

Figure 6-13 shows a very simple File Info panel I built for my own idiosyncratic uses, along with the .xmp file that generated it. The Caption field is simply picked up from the Description field in File Info's Description panel, and it propagates through the various other panels. The MISC field hijacks the Headline field, and the Published In field hijacks the Instructions field. I have no use for Headline or Instructions metadata, but it's useful to me to track which of my books a given image has appeared in. So, I use the Instructions field for Published In.


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