Metadata Export for iPhoto Screen Capture

System Requirements

Metadata Export for iPhoto requires:

Metadata Export for iPhoto is a Universal Binary and supports both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macintosh systems.

Mac OS X Universal Binary Logo


File: Metadata Export for iPhoto v1.1.0.dmg

Version: 1.1.0

Date: January 20, 2008

Size: 646 KiB


Metadata Export for iPhoto is an export plugin for iPhoto 7 which allows you to export metadata about your iPhoto library photos, including:

to a number of different file formats, including:

With the exported metadata, you can do things like generate and print labels for organizing hard copies of your photos, slides or negatives. Or, you can import the data into a database program and run and generate queries or reports to gain insights about your iPhoto library.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why does Metadata Export for iPhoto v1.1.0 only support iPhoto 7?

A. Because of the different install location for plug-ins in iPhoto 6 versus iPhoto 7 and the slightly different APIs, it was more convenient to leave iPhoto 6 support to v1.0.0 only. Metadata Export for iPhoto v1.0.0 is available for iPhoto 6 users here.

Q. Where does Metadata Export for iPhoto plug-in get installed?

A. For iPhoto 6, it is installed in /Applications/

For iPhoto 7, it is installed in /Library/Application Support/iPhoto/Plugins.

Q. I installed Metadata Export for iPhoto and now I want to uninstall it; however, there does not appear to be an uninstaller. How do I uninstall it?

A. For iPhoto 6, remove /Applications/

To access the contents of the iPhoto application, select/highlight the application in the Finder and then, using the contextual menu (Control- or Right-Click) select Show Package Contents.

For iPhoto 7, remove /Library/Application Support/iPhoto/Plugins/iPhotoMetadataExport.iPhotoExporter.

Q. Does Metadata Export for iPhoto allow me to actually export my title/caption and keyword metadata along with the actual photo image data when I export the photo?

A. No. Metadata Export for iPhoto only exports metadata about your photos.

To export metadata along with your photos, you must use iPhoto 7 or later and choose the built-in File Export tab. For file formats that support it (e.g. JPEG), iPhoto will set the IPTC keyword and caption fields accordingly in the exported photo image file.




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