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Download Catalogue software V4.2 and test it to extract your metadata from files and digital photos, xls metadata, powerpoint and other MS Office files properties

Catalogue - Files Metadata Miner
Document management, extraction of file properties and metadata, creation of HTML and XML reports - extended listings of folders structure and contents.

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10 licenses 470$
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Catalogue is a file cataloging utility that enables quick creation of HTML pages listing files and associated  metadata, managing and updating document properties associated with such files as: Microsoft Office, retrieve information from, StarOffice, Visio documents, PDF documents, export metadata from photos JPEG, Tiff images (IPTC fields).

Catalogue also collects Adobe XMP file information (eXtensible Metadata Platform) metadata associated with documents produced by recent Adobe applications: Photoshop 7.0, Acrobat 5.0, FrameMaker 7.0, GoLive 6.0, InDesign 2.0, InCopy 2.0, Illustrator 10.0, LiveMotion 2.0 .

Useful software to create documentation catalogs and index your drives, browse directories, print a directory list, quickly search images in your folders and access files via hypertext links. Sort capabilities allow users to navigate easily within a metadata repository. 

With the export module you will also be able to :

- collect all the properties of files and documents in selected directories,
- export them in a simple and open XML format,
- allow other applications to integrate and to transform this content
- apply XSL transformations to XML exports, transform to Dublin Core RDF

With the metadata transformation function for MS Office and Windows 2000 files, you easily apply file properties updates on a set of documents in folders and subfolders. The Professional version extends use to command-line mode to extract metadata for batch processing.

Sure that your information is really a data mine that you can complete and easily explore with Catalogue DMS software for common uses or in a Content Management System Architecture.


Benefits :

Easy navigation in predefined catalogs displayed as grids

Sorting capability  by columns

Highlight files with metadata

Viewing and managing documents metadata directly using contextual menu: open, delete, rename or change metadata

Multimedia and Graphic cataloging tool organizing and presenting HTML customized pages that you can use to print folder structure. 

HTML report includes a menu box. Example :
An example of dropdown menu added to HTML report by Catalogue Metadata Extractor to rapidly navigate in your listings
Easily display folders as list on a web page.

IPTC NA information retrieval for image files  

Screen Shot : retrieve file properties easily - a Word meta data viewer and much more

Main Windows display the folder content with properties and metadata selected : file size, author, category, iptc fields, adobe xmp, keywords, ntfs file properties, copyright, origin, ... and extract metadata into XML format file 


Each predefined catalog is stored in a configuration file. Different catalogs let you quickly generate different sets of reports. 

You can easily define the contents (list of local or network folders and file types to display) and layout (header, footer, title and associated images). You save options of the output in a configuration file including language, so you can easily switch from one catalogue in French to another in English.
Catalogue is shipped with four predefined user interface languages: English, French, German, Portuguese.
You can easily modify or add your own user interface language.

Catalogue lets you define your own titles for folders displayed in the HTML reports instead of folder path.

 Catalogue creates your files library with many custom presentations - folder catalogue program examples of folder contents in HTML as reports and menu box

Main Features

Collects and manages following metadata

  • Microsoft Office summary information : Application name, Title, Author, Subject, Keywords, Template, Comments, Last author, Revision number, Number of pages, Number of paragraphs, Number of lines, Number of words, Number of characters, Number of bytes, Number of notes, Number of slides, Manager, Company, Category, Security flags, Creation date, Last accessed date, Last print date, Edition time.

  • Summary information of any Windows 2000 file (note: Microsoft has introduced the ability to add many of file properties to any file located on a Windows 2000 NTFS formatted drive)

  • and StarOffice SummaryInformation: Generator [Application], Title, Description [Comments], Subject, Keywords, Initial creator [Author], Creator [Last author], Printed by, Creation date, Last save date, Last print date, Template, Language, Editing cycles [Revision number], Editing duration [Editing time], Number of pages, Number of tables, Number of draws, Number of OLE objects, Number of paragraphs,  Number of words, Number of characters, Number of rows [lines], Number of cells, Number of objects.

  • User-defined information of any Microsoft Office or document. You can collect up to 14 user-defined properties.
  • Macintosh comments of any Macintosh file stored on NTFS volumes (running on NT 4.0 or Windows 2000).

  • Title of HTML documents (text between <title> and </title> tags) and metadata in <meta> tags according to Dublic Core schema ( IETF RFC 2731 ).

  • PDF Document information: Encrypted, Version, Author, Creation Date, Mod Date, Creator, Producer, Title, Subject, Keywords

  • IPTC-NAA fields for JPEG/TIFF/PSD images: Object Name, Edit Status, Priority, Category, Supplemental Category, Fixture Identifier, Keywords, Release Date, Release Time, Special Instructions, Reference Service, Reference Date, Reference Number, Created Date, Created Time, Originating Program, ProgramVersion, Object Cycle, Byline, Byline Title, City, Province/State, Country Code, Country, Original Transmission Reference, Headline, Credit, Source, Copyright, Caption, Local Caption, Caption Writer, Image Type.

  • Adobe XMP (eXtensible Metadata Platform) metadata which can be associated with documents produced by Adobe's last versions software: Photoshop 7.0, Acrobat 5.0, FrameMaker 7.0, GoLive 6.0, InDesign 2.0, InCopy 2.0, Illustrator 10.0, LiveMotion 2.0.

Quickly generates different file formats outputs of predefined catalogs and exports metadata:

  • Interactive report with meta data information retrieval

  • HTML report for selected files metadata of one directory or set of directories with customized presentation :
    folder TOC - generates an html table of contents; the software makes it easy to print a list of the files from any folder or any drive (including files in subfolders according to your choice)

  • XML formated reports with all metadata of folders and sub-folders contents for data share and exchange

  • You can generate any HTML, RTF, TXT, CSV, etc. report processing an XML export file with the appropriate XSL transformation .
    Many XSL transformations are shipped with the program - including transformations into RDF (see below )

  • You can also populate metadata databases from Catalogue export files using XML professional tools for data integration.

  • CSV export report of selected files metadata for future use by another application: exports folder content to excel.
     CSV (comma delimited) file format is easily opened with spreadsheets programs (MS Excel for example).

  • MS Word report (Word 97 or Word 2000 for example) of selected metadata properties: list folder content to Word documents.

Catalogue runs on Windows 95/98/ME/XP, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and allows for file properties to be read and export into a manipulative format in DMS / CMS systems

Selection of metadata to display or report


UNC support when selecting folders for Catalogue





Online help for detailed instructions to work with Catalogue (F1)


Mass documents update function to easily modify a set of MS Office or Windows 2000 documents properties: you can apply the same modification to all the files of a directory (change company name, author, category, files keywords properties, etc.) including sub-folders. The conditions lets you modify a property only when there is a  match with a defined condition. 

Mass update function screen. Catalogue creates the user defined properties if they does not exist yet. Conditional updates.

You can modify a set of document properties on folder including all files in subdirectories .


Export XML and display XML using XSL transformations
(need Microsoft MSXML 4.0 available for free here )

Build your xml file and apply an XSL to create a specific presentation.

Catalogue helps learning metadata concepts, XML, XSL, RDF presentation standards

RDF Resource Description Framework Icon

Many XSL transformations delivered - including to generate RDF or XSL-FO reports,
see following samples:


Download Now Trial Version of Catalogue v. 4.2 (2689 Kb).   Last update : 09/01/2008. Feel free to try it before you buy.
 The demo version of
Catalogue lets you test the product in your environment. 

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Secure purchasing order for Catalogue Meta data Miner Standard software

Catalogue: Metadata Extraction Standard Version
Price per computer installed:  68 USD
Volume discounts: price per unit: 
2  to 4        = 57 $
5 to 9         = 50
$ US, 5 licenses 250$
10 to 19     = 47
$ US, our offer 10 licenses 470$
20 to 29     = 45
$ US  get 20 licenses for 900$
30 to 39     = 44
$ US (30% discount)
40 to 49     = 43
$ US
Above 50  = 40
$ US  per unit


Under 60 licenses:   
you will get your registration key rapidly by email


If you need a Site license of Catalogue standard version (2500 $US) please click here It allows a company to install it in all computers of a geographical company site.


Secure purchasing order for Catalogue Professional version : 

Catalogue PRO Professional version: Automatic Metadata Extraction with command line extension: 
Price 178 USD per computer

2 to 4 licenses:      109.00 $ US
5 to 9 licenses:       88.00 $
10 to 19 licenses:   80.00 $
20 to 29 licenses:   77.00 $
above 30 licenses:  75.00 $ US

Professional Company  License: 5000 $US

buy it via Purchase your Professional Edition of Catalogue Files Metadata Software

allows to use Catalogue also in command line mode or in a batch to export into an XML file the metadata extracted from directories and optionally apply an XSL transformation

For a MetaData Miner Catalogue PRO site license (unlimited use for a site location) = 3000$

Buyers: for large number of copies or Corporate licenses please feel free to request a specific quotation:  We appreciate your feedback and answer to you questions about Catalogue  
See also: Purchasing information for other payment methods


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 Links :
Microsoft Office Converters and Viewers  
Dave Beckett's Resource Description Framework (RDF) Resource Guide
GrassHeap Get It

This page in Danish , in French , by Soft Experience more information: Catalogue Metadata FAQ Page and our paper: Métadonnées : une initiation PAD file info for software sites - see also Kalimages and Kalinews