is an option for Import, Thumbnail, and other functions to specify what types of metadata to include.


  • Included metadata typically gets stored in the MetaInformation option of the object.
  • The following settings can be used:
  • Automaticautomatically determine what is to be included
    Allall metadata to be included
    Noneno metadata to be included
    "Raw"raw metadata as stored in the file
    {class1,}classes of metadata to include
  • Available metadata classes for images include "Exif", "IPTC" and "XMP".
  • Available metadata classes for audio files include "ID3v1", "ID3v2", "APE" and "Xiph".
  • Raw metadata classes can be imported using "RawExif", "RawIPTC", etc.


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Basic Examples  (3)

Most functions by default import all available metadata:

Imported metadata:

Imported classes of metadata for a JPEG file:

Create a thumbnail image with no metadata:

Specify metadata classes to get imported:

Scope  (3)

Import an image including all metadata:

Import an image including only XMP metadata:

Import an image without any metadata:

Introduced in 2016
Updated in 2018