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XMP Making Inroads in Open Source Imaging Software

Apr 12, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"Two separate projects are attempting to build support for the Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) in Linux. Not to be confused with the "Jabber protocol" XMPP, XMP is an XML-based metadata standard for digital images. Despite its historical connections to photography, other kinds of applications and data stand to benefit, too, making XMP-aware projects something we all should watch.

"In media management applications, the importance of good metadata handling outweighs good data handling, because the metadata are how we locate and track the data files with which we work..."

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