Does PL3 support / allow IPTC Metadata?

I am trying to find out if and where PL3 supports / allows for inputting of IPTC Metadata.

Can someone help me with this please. I can’t fiund anything in help.


As far as I know keywords are read but not written in the iptc section when exporting the image.
Use an image browser like IrfanView, edit the iptc section, open it in PL do some editing to force an export and look again in the image browser.


Unfortunately not, only keywords for it’s own database. It would be a great progress if we could do that!

Yes it would then enable keywords to be passed and recognized by other programs. Also you cannot write to a RAW file so keywords would have to be written to a side car file for raw files and again when exporting, or even saving, moving to another program for DAM, e.g. ACDSee, those keywords side car or not, don’t get picked up by the other programs.

It seems I’m the only one writing keywords directly to the raw file. PL reads these keywords and is copying the existing iptc section to the jpg file, both to jpg and tiff. But it doens’t alter that info, in PL added keywords are not added to the iptc section.
PL does add keywords in the xmp section on exporting: both keywords from the iptc section and newly in PL added keywords.
When using a program be aware where the keywords or other info is extracted from: iptc or xmp.


@George, you are not alone! I use Geosetter (working with the great ExifTool) on my Windows system for writing all IPTC data direct into the RAW file. It would be nice, if PL3 could do the same, so I could add some keywords or descriptions while I’m editing the file in PL3.

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Glad to know I’m not alone.
If PL used a good program design this kind of additions couldn’t be difficult.


being able to pass keywords from one program to another would be most helpful, especially when using another program for DAM… should be able to add KW whenever and wherever you are working and once entered, should be available to all programs. Gee there’s a standard that could be made to move away from proprietary locations into a standard location accessible by all photo SW. IPTC is supposed to allow this for RAW images as well as JPG but if PL doesn’t support it forces one to seek other SW that will allow metadate input at the time of editing an image. Perhaps this can be addressed in a near future release.

Thanks for all your feedback folks.


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DxO verändert prinzipell keine RAW-Dateien, da ist es nur konsequent keine Schlüsselwörter in die RAW-Dateien zu schreiben. Die Schlüsselwörter werden dafür in die exportierten Files geschrieben. Allerdings sollten die Schlüsselwörter in den DOP-Dateien gespeichert werden und nicht in der Datenbank.

Viele Grüße

In principle, DxO does not change any RAW files, so it is only logical not to write keywords in the RAW files. The keywords are written in the exported files. However, the keywords should be stored in the DOP files and not in the database.

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PL is adding xmp data to the exported jpg or tif. Why no iptc data. It would be a beginning.