Metadata Panels Plugin

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The Metadata Panels plugin extends the Metadata section within Lightroom's Library module. It adds a number of pre-defined metadata layouts (tagsets) that configure how much of an image or video's metadata is visible at a time. These new layouts have been designed to help focus on the important metadata when photographers are performing key tasks such as managing copyright and model releases for their digital assets.

Metadata Panels Lightroom 4 tagset listMetadata Panels Creator tagset

The plugin implements the following tagsets for Lightroom 2 and above:

Creator Adds a new tagset for maintaining information about the contributors to an image or video and the status of their copyright.
Default (Extended) Extends the standard ‘Default tagset with additional IPTC location and IPTC Extension fields
Find Similar Adds a new tagset for finding photos sharing the same metadata values as the current image
Location (Extended) Extends the standard ‘Location" tagset with the relevant IPTC Extension fields and Jeffrey Friedl’s GPS plugin fields
Workflow Adds a new tagset for utilising the workflow related IPTC and IPTC Extension fields.

It also implements the following tagsets for Lightroom 3 and above: 

EXIF and IPTC (Extended) Extends the ‘EXIF and IPTC‘ tagset to include the new IPTC Extension fields
IPTC (Extended) Extends the ‘IPTC‘ tagset to include the new IPTC Extension fields
People Adds a new tagset for working with details of people/models and
organisations visible within an image or video.
Releases Adds a new tagset for working with model and other releases relevant to
the image or video.

It also implements the following tagsets for Lightroom 4 and above: 

Audio Only Adds a new tagset for working with only the audio aspects of a video
Video (Extended) Extends the ‘Video‘ tagset to include other relevant EXIF and IPTC fields
Video Only Adds a new tagset for working with only the visual aspects of a video

This plugin makes use of the new fields introduced by each version of Lightroom to enhance existing as well as add new tagsets. For example, the Lightroom 2 compatible Default (Extended) tagset will offer support for a greater range of metadata when the plugin is run within Lightroom 3 or later.

Payment and Updates

The trial version displays a notice in the Metadata panel to indicate it is unregistered. Donating to the plugin via the Photographer’s Toolbox will give you a registration code that will remove this notice. All future updates are free.

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