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Aperture 3: How metadata fields in Aperture 3 map to fields in other applications

Aperture 3 allows you to tag your images with metadata to help sort and identify photos. Learn about how keywords and other IPTC fields in Aperture 3 map to their equivalents in other applications.

IPTC Core 1.0 Specification Metadata Mapping

Aperture 3 IPTC Core 1.0 Specification Aperture 2.1.4 Preview (Mac OS X 10.6) Adobe Lightroom 2.5 Adobe Photoshop Bridge CS4 Photomechanic 4.6.1
Creator Creator Byline Creator Creator Creator Photographer
Creator's Job Title CreatorJobTitle Byline Title Creator's Jobtitle Job Title Creator: Job Title Title
Contact Address

ClAdrExtadr

  Creator (Address) Contact Address Creator: Address Contact Address
Contact City ClAdrCity   Creator (City) Contact City Creator: City Contact City
Contact State/Province ClAdrRegion   Creator (State/Province) Contact State/Province Creator: State/Province Contact State
Contact Postal Code ClAdrPcode   Creator (Postal Code) Contact Postal Code Creator: Postal Code Contact Zip
Contact Country ClAdrCtry   Creator (Country) Contact Country Creator: Country Contact Country
Contact Phone(s) ClTelWork   Creator (Phone) Contact Phone Creator: Phone(s) Contact Phone(s)
Contact Email(s) ClEmailWork   Creator (Email) Contact E-Mail Creator: Email(s) Contact Email(s) 
Contact Website(s) ClUrlWork   Creator (Web URL) Contact Website Creator: Website(s) Contact Web URL(s) 
Headline Headline Headline Headline Headline Headline Headline
Caption Description Caption Caption/Description Caption Description Caption
Keywords Keywords Keywords Keywords Keyword Tags Keywords Keywords 
IPTC Subject Code SubjectCode Subject Reference IPTC Subject Code IPTC Subject Code IPTC Subject Code IPTC Subject Code 
Intellectual Genre IntellectualGenre Object Attribute Reference Intellectual Genre Intellectual Genre Intellectual Genre Intellectual Genre
Caption Writer DescriptionWriter Writer/Editor Caption/Description Writer Description Writer Description Writer Caption Writers
Date Created DateCreated Date Created & Time Created Date Created & Time Created Date Created Date Created  Time and Date 
IPTC Scene Scene   IPTC Scene Scene IPTC Scene IPTC Scene
Image Location Location Sub-Location Location Location  Location Location
Image City City City City Image City City City 
Image State/Province Province-State Province/State Province/State Image State / Province  State/Province State 
Image Country Country Country Name Country Image Country Country  Country
ISO Country Code CountryCode Country Code ISO Country Code ISO Country Code  ISO Country Code  Code 
Title Title Object Name Title Title  Title Object Name 
Job Identifier JobID Original Transmission Reference Job Identifier Job Identifier Job Identifier Transmission Reference
Instructions Instructions Special Instructions Instructions Instructions Instructions Special Instructions
Provider Provider Credit Provider Provider Provider Credit
Source Source Source Source Source  Source Source 
Copyright Notice CopyrightNotice Copyright Notice Copyright Notice Copyright  Copyright Notice Copyright 
Usage Terms RightsUsageTerms   Rights Usage terms Rights Usage Terms Rights Usage terms Rights Usage terms

 

Legacy IPTC IIM 4.1 Metadata Mapping

Aperture 3 Aperture 2.1.4 Preview (Mac OS X 10.6) Adobe Lightroom 2.5 Adobe Photoshop Bridge CS4 Photomechanic 4.6.1
Action Advised Action Advised  Action Advised      
Audio Duration          
Audio Outcue          
Audio Sampling Rate          
Audio Sampling Resolution          
Audio Type          
Category Category Category Category  Categories  Category 
Contact Contact Contact      
Content Location Code Content Location Code Content Location Code      
Content Location Name Content Location Name Content Location Name      
Digital Creation Date Digital Creation Date & Digital Creation Time Digital Creation Date & Digital Creation Time      
Edit Status Edit Status Edit Status     Edit Status
Editorial Update Editorial Update Editorial Update      
Expiration Date Expiration Date & Expiration Time Expiration Date      
Fixture Identifier Fixture Identifier Fixture Identifier      
Image Orientation Image Orientation Image Orientation      
Image Type Image Type Image Type      
Language Identifier Language Identifier Language Identifier       
Object Cycle Object Cycle Object Cycle      
Object Type Reference Object Type Reference Object Type Reference      
Originating Program Originating Program Originating Program      
Program Version Program Version Program Version      
Reference Date Reference Date Reference Date      
Reference Service Reference Service Reference Service       
Release Date Release Date Release Date       
Supplemental Categories Supplemental Category Supplemental Category Other Categories   Supp Cat 1, Supp Cat 2, Supp Cat 3
Urgency Urgency Urgency   Urgency Urgency

Note: The IPTC IIM 4.1 Specification has been superseded by the IPTC Core 1.0 Specification. It is strongly recommended that you use IPTC Core 1.0 tags whenever possible.

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Last Modified: Feb 10, 2010
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