6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2013 1:04 AM by Jerry Dammers
Jerry Dammers Level 1 Level 1
Mac OS X

Where can I get a list of what each metadata term means ? (eg version name vs title vs caption etc).


I've looked in the Help glossary but couldn't find all the terms listed.


Thank you

Solved by léonie on Jun 9, 2013 9:20 AM Solved

To display the metadata tags you need to edit the metadata overlays for the different views - Browser, Grid view. Click the little baggage label badge over the browser, for one of the many ways to edit and configure themetadata overlays.

The "Caption" is enabled in the "IPTC > Content" section of the metadata. Enable it in the left column of the "Edit" panel and drag it to the top of the list in the "Display order" column, to ensure it will be displayd, if the space is not sufficient.


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Reply by léonie on Jun 3, 2013 1:07 AM Helpful

The version name is a name you will use to uniquely refer to new versions of an image. Use the "Caption" to document the image.


Most of the Metadata terms are governed by the EXIF or IPTC standard conventions, so you will not find this information in the Aperture documention.

See for example:


IPTC Core and Extension Guidelines:




or http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/EXIF.html




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