As any content or production professional knows, developing a workflow that actually works can be a major challenge. Keeping track of important files and assets at each stage is critical. Effective file management is an important and necessary part of the creative process, but the available tools have never been adequate.
Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is a labeling technology that allows you to embed data about a file, known as metadata, into the file itself. With XMP, desktop applications and back-end publishing systems gain a common method for capturing, sharing, and leveraging this valuable metadata - opening the door for more efficient job processing, workflow automation, and rights management, among many other possibilities. With XMP, 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.
Understand how Adobe partners and companies are using XMP in their solutions and products.
See the growing list of standards groups that are using XMP as their basis.
Learn more about metadata interoperability across operating systems, devices, cameras and services.
Get all technical material like the XMPToolkit and FileInfo SDK as well as recent XMP specifications through the Adobe XMP Developer Center. Further documents such as programmers and partner integration guides are also available.
Find help for technical issues in the context of the XMP technology through the Adobe XMP SDK forum where world-wide experts and Adobe staff will provide answers to your questions and concerns.
Over time content and source code will be migrated over to SourceForge/Geeknet for a more comprehensive open-source offering.
"The Adobe XMP Team"