Working With Metadata in globaledit

By Globaledit
Aug 21, 2014
Tagging Metadata

The Metadata Editor feature in globaledit allows users to mark individual images by searchable tags. Users can then filter jobs by these tags and create saved searches of images which they can share as Lightboxes or send to talent as approval galleries.

Images can be tagged with information such as talent names, image captions, whether it is a group, still or single shot and whether it is a gallery or episodic shoot. Information such as the photographer, copyright, episode and series name can be applied to entire folders or jobs.
Users can tag the images before they upload them to globaledit using various tools:
  • Using their preferred processing software.
  • Marking selected images on set by adding a (+) at the beginning or the filename – this typically ranges from a single (+) to five (+’s), which would automatically be translated into Star ratings viewable in the image library.
  • Inputting the data within Metadata Editor on globaledit.
If users already tagged their assets using other industry programs or .XMP files, they can now easily ingest them into globaledit: 

  • globlaedit supports several rating functions, such as Star ratings and color tags from CaptureOne; and Star ratings and specific labels (Select, Second, Approved) from Adobe Programs (E.g. Bridge, Lightroom, etc.) – so ratings prior to ingest will appear in globaledit.
  • globaledit allows you to pair your .XMP files with their appropriate source files upon ingest.


Searching Metadata
Once the images are tagged, users can create saved searches under the Search tab. Searches can be filtered by criteria such as metadata schema, field and specific tag(s). You can also search in combination with ratings; for example you can find all selects made for a certain actor.
If you run the search from the Search tab, it will search for those tags within all of the jobs in your Library. If you would like to search only within a specific job or folder, you can go to that folder in My Library and select the saved search from the Filter tab.
Exporting Metadata
Another feature in Metadata Editor is the ability to export reports on certain schema and metadata fields. Within Metadata Editor, just go to the Edit dropdown menu and select Export data for current selection to .CSV or .XMP sidecar.
You can then select which metadata fields you would like to export and it will export the report to your computer as a .CSV or a .XMP file.
Copying Metadata
Users can also copy metadata from one image to another by selecting Copy Current Record from the Edit dropdown menu and then selecting the image or group of images they want to copy this data to and then selecting Paste from the Edit dropdown menu.
You can specify which metadata fields to copy if you don’t want to copy everything in that record.
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Saving Metadata
Metadata Editor also gives you the option to manually save changes each time you make them or you can select the Always Save Without Asking feature and anytime you navigate away from an image you have made changes to the system will automatically save these changes.
If you ever navigate away from an image you are working on by accident and the changes are automatically saved you can always undo your last save in the Edit drop-down menu.
For more information on managing your workflow you can visit our SupportWiki or contact us at Keep checking for more tips and tricks to help streamline your workflow.
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