VRA XMP Info Panel

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New version available: VRA Bridge Metadata Tools



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Adobe Bridge CS4, CS5, CS6, CC:  VRA_1_0_All_Files.zip    updated 11/10/2015

   quick install


Adobe Bridge CS2 & CS3: VRA_CS2-CS3_1_0.zip   updated 02/02/2014


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Question, comments?  emwg@vraweb.org



User Guides 

CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, Photoshop Elements 9 and higher: VRA_info_panel_1-0_User_Guide.pdf

CS2 & CS3, Photoshop Elements 8, Acrobat: VRA_CS2-CS3_user_guide.pdf


Data Mapping


Version History 


Source Code



The VRA panel is meant to facilitate sharing descriptive metadata between a user and a chosen recipient, such as a database curator, an image sharing service, or a colleague.



  • Allow curators and collection managers to more efficiently collect metadata from faculty and student contributors and ingest it into a central database.
  • Allow database assistants to enter pre-cataloging information, i.e., source captions, original resource documentation, or backlog tracking information.
  • Empower contributors to keep embedded metadata in their image files for the purpose of managing them with common desktop photo applications and sharing with colleagues and students.
  • Use Adobe Bridge's bulk metadata input and editing capabilities to increase efficiency.
  • Create data that is both Core 4 and IPTC compatible, i.e., it is interoperable with most photo software and can be easily ingested into a Visual Resources database.
  • Facilitate the creation of self-describing digital images through the use of embedded RDF/XML metadata.




Software supported

The VRA info panel works with Adobe Creative Suite 4 and 5* products Photoshop/Bridge, InDesign and Illustrator.

It is NOT compatible with Lightroom.


File formats supported

DNG (Digital Negative)

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)

PNG (Portable Network Graphics) (Bridge but not Photoshop)

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)


RAW formats supported via XMP sidecar files

.nef - Nikon

.cr2, .crw - Canon

.orf - Olympus

.mrw - Minolta/Konica

.mos -- Leaf





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