FAQ: What metadata is included with graphics?

Information called metadata (derived from the Greek word ‘meta’ meaning beyond) is included with graphic files and visuals (previews) of graphics. To see this information go to “File Info”.

The metadata included by Graphic News is intended to conform with the standards set by The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC).

Archive graphics:
  • Between 2008 and 2011 graphics files included metadata, but in a slightly different format from that used today.
  • Before 2008, archive graphics produced in Illustrator 8 or Illustrator 3.2 (i.e. before Illustrator CS) did not include metadata. Instead, information about each graphic was pasted on the page below the graphic.
FAQ: How does the metadata for graphics differ from that of pictures?

21 days to go until NEW GRAPHIC NEWS - a new website for a new era.

28 years ago — April 2, 1991 — the original Graphic News launched using a precursor to today’s websites that used email technology. These enabled infographics to be delivered electronically around the world over telephone lines. What was possible was very limited - It took 10 minutes for a 100K file to download.

Since then delivery speeds and website technology have moved on. The new website will offer the best online experience possible now, adding many new features (and offering new opportunities for the future), but still enabling existing users to select and download infographics and enjoy the distinct brand of visual journalism that is Graphic News.

Over the coming days I will give further information. Please contact me if you have any questions. Fiona Roberts, froberts @ graphicnews.com