Software 1.2 -
converter tool for digital photos -
synchronize XMP metadata with IPTC metadata - strip XMP metadata blocks
What is CrossIPTC?
recodes IPTC data headers to Windows set of characters when created by
a Macintosh computer [or vice-versa] to ensure compatibility and
properly display author, captions, keywords, categories, credits, and
other information containing texts with accents.
can also synchronize XMP metadata with IPTC metadata (or strip XMP
metadata); it could be useful when you modify metadata with an IPTC
editor which is not able to write XMP block (then IPTC metadata and XMP
metadata are not synchronized).
IPTC File Info fields added to your pictures
identify images you send to your partners. This standard is supported
by programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Kalimages, MetadataMiner Catalogue
Pro and most professional image database software.
A problem occurs when you write IPTC metadata
containing extended characters such as accents using one platform and
transfer your photos to people using another platform: text fields in
your images appear with invalid extended characters. Adobe recommends
to avoid use of extended characters in a File Info (see here).
But this is not an acceptable solution because accents are absolutely
necessary for French, German and Spanish texts (for example).
Another problem can occurs when you edit
metadata with an "XMP-aware" editor and modify these metadata using an
IPTC editor not able to write XMP block. Then you can display "old"
metadata when you go back to the "XMP-aware" editor.
Coding IPTC from Mac
to PC - see the difference:
CrossIPTC can also synchronize XMP metadata
with IPTC metadata; it could be useful when you modify metadata with an
IPTC editor which is not able to write XMP block (then IPTC metadata
and XMP metadata are not synchronized).
screenshots and examples
CrossIPTC Features :
- Mass conversion of extended characters into IPTC
fields of an entire image folder .
Translates Macintosh accents to Windows accents or Windows accents to
Macintosh characters. (using
character mapping in IPTC)
with all standard IPTC fields and with customized (non-standard) fields
synchronizes XMP metadata with IPTC metadata, or removes XMP metadata
- Displays IPTC metadata information for each image
- Read IPTC data, copy and extract image IPTC
metadata set from jpeg to clipboard when browsing folder images.
- Allows to display captured IPTC character strings,
in hexadecimal values
- Optionally keeps a copy of input files to a backup
- Customization of period interval between two scans
- Windows 95/98, NT4, Me, 2000 or XP
- Pentium or higher recommended
- Super-VGA monitor or better recommended
- 2 MB (minimum) of free disk space
Some suggested uses:
If you have a big stock of photos annotated on
Macintosh platforms to migrate to Windows, CrossIPTC will scan your
input folder executing an automated mass conversion
of IPTC Headers and providing you with a translated set of photos into
is easy to get images with IPTC/IIM and XMP metadata not synchronized
when the image workflow uses different programs to edit metadata; for
example, if you edit metadata using an IPTC editor not able to write
XMP block, you can display "old" metadata using Adobe Photoshop CS.
CrossIPTC allows to re-synchronize XMP metadata
with corresponding IPTC metadata.
Another more radical soltion is to strip XMP blocks from
your images using CrossIPTC (because you lost in this case
all XMP metadata, it is better to synchronize XMP with IPTC rather than
to strip XMP).
Download free trial and try
it before you buy
Trial program version recodes 10
first characters of each IPTC field.
Registered version fully processes IPTC header texts.
now CrossIPTC for 95$! - with