Adding a Copyright Metafile to your Photos in Photoshop CS2

Photoshop will let you create a metadata template that will allow you to apply your copyright information to numerous photos at once. If you haven’t used this method before, here is a slick way to handle multiple images:
  • Start Photoshop CS2 and create a new blank document (make sure you do not have any other images opened) – take all the defaults for the new file
  • Go under the ‘File’ menu and choose ‘File Info’
  • In the Info fields, you can type whatever you want (copyright info, your contact info, etc), then click ‘OK’
  • Again go to the ‘File’ menu and choose ‘File Info’
  • Click on the ‘Advanced’ option towards the bottom of the left hand side of the dialog box
  • Click on ‘Save’, and you will be prompted to save a file with the extension of .xmp – call it something easy to remember – copyright.xmp for example – and save it in a location that is easy to find

You can now close the image you created without saving. Next time you start Adobe Bridge, select all the photos you want to embed your copyright information and go to the ‘File’ menu, then F’ile Info’, then the ‘Advanced’ option towards the bottom of the left hand side of the dialog box, but this time click on ‘Replace’. The dialog box will then open and prompt you for your file that you just created. Once you have located it, click on ‘Open’, and then ‘OK’. All the information you put in to your xmp file has now been written to all the images you had selected in Bridge. Just like that! I personally do this before even the first photo is emailed anywhere.