Metadata, embedded

What is Metadata, embedded?

Metadata, embedded meaning in Digital terms is Embedded metadata is a component of a digital file that exists alongside the content (usually binary data) within the file, making the digital file self-describing. In the realm of still images, embedded metadata may conform to specifications like the following: Exif, IPTC Metadata, TIFF Header and XMP. Other elements or chunks found in non-still-image file formats play similar roles.


reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary