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?

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