European picture agency organisation CEPIC has joined forces with standards body IPTC to produce the CEPIC/IPTC Image Metadata Handbook, which was launched on 20 May 2011 at the CEPIC Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Handbook, commissioned by CEPIC, is a PDF package of documents which includes Image Metadata Planning – a guide for business users, papers on the legal framework for metadata use, quick reference charts on the use of IPTC Core and Extension fields, and an interactive metadata workflow planning tool for selecting IPTC fields for use in various stages of a business workflow.
See Also: Embedded Metadata Manifesto
[The manifesto] declares five principles for how metadata should be embedded and preserved in digital media files. All related businesses are invited to support it.
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