File Information

Use the File Information window to view, add, and edit information (metadata) contained in a picture.

To display this window, use Information | File Information in the Browser, or press [Ctrl+Shift+Enter] in the Browser, Editor, or Viewer.

The top of this window shows a preview and the picture’s filename, file size, bit depth, and date of creation and of last changes.

Under the preview is a menu for choosing what type of information to show. To the right of the menu, there are icons you can use to show various information types, and one to show your position on an online map. To set a particular map, use the program preferences.

Use Description to edit the picture’s title, author, copyright, and description, and the description’s author. You can also edit the picture’s rating and its label. These fields are most often useful during archival and publishing.

Use General Information to work with all available information about the camera’s settings when the picture was taken (EXIF information and some, but not all, MakerNotes).

Use Keywords to add and remove keywords for a picture via two buttons: << and >>. Click >>> to add a keyword including the categories above it. Click Add to edit the keywords tree rather than the picture’s keywords.

Use Origin to edit detailed information about the picture’s origins (location, city, etc.). Transfer information and the right way to use it are defined by the IPTC standard, which is designed for electronic communication between an editor and a journalist or professional photographer.

This information is always stored in the standard EXIF, IPTC, and XMP fields. Other programs can read it back in from there.

Use Custom Information to edit XMP information fields that you can define yourself.

All of the information in all sections except for Audio Note can be copied to the Clipboard.