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met·a·da·ta

 (mĕt′ə-dā′tə, -dăt′ə, -dä′tə)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Data that describes other data, as in describing the origin, structure, or characteristics of computer files, webpages, databases, or other digital resources.

metadata

pl n
(Communications & Information) computing information that is held as a description of stored data

metadata

Information about information; more specifically, information about the meaning of other data. See also data; information.
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Noun1.metadata - data about data; "a library catalog is metadata because it describes publications"
data, information - a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data"
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It automatically embeds detailed geographic information of where the photo was taken, down to street or point-of-interest level, directly into the image's EXIF meta-data.
There are many other image formats, but this discussion will focus on digital photos (JPEG files) in the EXIF format (Exchangeable Image File Format).
Before the year is out, DxO ONE users can expect to receive a host of new features, such as high-speed RAW burst, horizon level, advanced viewfinder and detailed EXIF displays.
The image uploaded to the Web site called Weibo features a photo resolution of 8160 x 6120 and according to the EXIF data, the device that captured it is in fact Oppo Find 7.
Earlier this month, the IPTC Photo Metadata Working Group tested 15 social media sites to understand how image sharing, through upload and download, affects the integrity of embedded metadata as defined by IPTC standards and the Exif standard.
The file that was supplied had all of its Exif data included, which gives information on the camera settings used, and this appeared correct.
Twitter has said it will remove all EXIF (exchangeable image file) data from all uploaded photos to protect the users' privacy.
And if connected to a portable GPS device, the location and time of capture is automatically added to each image as EXIF data.
1 displays information about a file, including its resolution, compression, type, colour mode, colour profile, spot colours, dimensions, fonts and EXIF data.