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Chapter 6. Understanding Metadata > Embed Private Metadata

Embed Private Metadata

With the fields I've created myself—the Category (Published In Print, Published Online, Unpublished)—I can embed the metadata in the image, but it isn't searchable. It's viewable in the File Info Advanced panel under Adobe Photoshop Properties, but it's only editable in my custom File Info panel or by using a text editor on the sidecar .xmp file.

However, I never send out my raw images, and any image derived from the raw has my metadata embedded directly in the file, where it's safe from geeks with text editors, rather than in a sidecar file. A skilled programmer could remove the metadata, but they'd have to know to look for it in the first place, so it's fairly bulletproof.


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