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Decision Tree

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Welcome to Metadata Deluxe’s Decision Tree!


Use the Decision Tree to help make decisions about embedding metadata in image files. The list of goals, or outcomes, in the chart below are common Use Cases that our users employ in their work. A list of data standards and tools, accompanies each Use Case to help you reach your desired goal. Note that the goals become more challenging as you move down the list. Click on a goal to find out more. We expect to add more Use Cases as we learn more about how users are working with embedded metadata.


If you would like to share your Use Case, or how you work with embedded metadata, please leave a comment below.


Desired Goal or Outcome  Choice of Data Standard  Choice of Tool 

Organize personal images

  • System file browser
    • Windows File Explorer
    • Mac Finder
  • Adobe Bridge default panels 

Provide brief descriptive metadata to end users


  • Adobe Bridge default panels
Provide auto-generated technical metadata
  • Exif
  • XMP
  • File specific
  • Auto-generated by creation device/software 
Provide Rights metadata to end users
  • Adobe Bridge default panels
  • VRA Bridge Tools  
Create rich IPTC metadata
  • Adobe Bridge default panels

Create rich standardized cultural heritage object metadata


Pre-cataloging: add/embed preparatory cataloging metadata
Automatically generate PowerPoint slides/presentations with captions
View ALL embedded metadata in an image file
  • all 
Prepare metadata for the VRA Transform Tool


Customize Bridge's metadata palettes for local data



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