ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Tutorial: How to Add Metadata to photos with "Photome"(for Windows)

Updated on September 8, 2011

Tutorial: How to Add Metadata with free software "Photome"

This is a follow up tutorial to the article Metadata in your photographs to help improve SEO

which explains how you could add metadata to your images to improve SEO and enhance chances of getting more traffic. If you are not aware of what Metadata is, please visit the article mentioned above. In short,metadata is "data about the data". It is information imbedded in a webpage,video or photograph to do with,Copyright,keywords,location and so on. The following tutorial will show you with image and video, how you can do this at home on your Windows Operating system.

Photome Tutorial-The video is a bit fuzzy so you can refer to the images below for clearer impressions

The interface

Once you have installed your free software from Photome. The interface looks like the image below. Take time to see what information you can put into your file by studying this interface.(Not necessary but will give you an idea of how metadata is used.)

Photome Interface- Click to enlarge

Opening a file in Photome

Opening a file in the programme is standard. Go to the top of the menu as illustrated in the photograph below and click on open file. SOme files and formats will not open. This must be a bug with in the software so i recommend you start with Jpeg photographs.

Selecting your photo for meta data editing

Import export data- Or create your custom meta data

If you are familiar with using meta data, you might already have files stored on your computer. Use the Import/Export button to bring them into the photograph. Otherwise click the same button to create your own data such as Title, Creator,copyright,keywords and so on. Go through to step 5 which is clicking on the "Create IPTC-NAA section"-Please see image below. This will lead you on to a page with options for meta tags.

Creating your meta data

Adding metatags

Click on the green circle with a plus on the right of the screen in the second yellow band. This will open your panel for meta tags.

Adding metatags Screenshot

Adding meta tags to your file
Adding meta tags to your file

Selecting your meta tag

The next image illustrates the different meta tags you can input into your file,select one from the menu and click add

Selecting then adding meta tags

Selecting your meta tag
Selecting your meta tag
Adding it to your file-once you click add, a filed for input will appear
Adding it to your file-once you click add, a filed for input will appear


This is all that is required. You can add as many fields as you like because meta data does not make the photograph file any bigger,further more,it is embedded within the photographs data for search engines to read so it is not visible to the eye.

NOTE: You can do all this in Bridge which ships with Adobe products. If you are not using Adobe and would like a free photo editing software that will get the job done you can try Ifranview. You can get the link from here.

Similar topics by Alladream74

More topics on software and image editing

Metadata-in-your-photographs-Tutorial with video


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @Lady_E.Thank you

    • Lady_E profile image


      7 years ago from London, UK

      This is very useful. I have to bookmark it and go through it again slowly. Cheers.

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @Dexter.Thank you so much for the support.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile image

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the followup, Alladream. You are sharing some very useful information.

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California


    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      7 years ago

      I am bookmarking this. Thanks for following up with this article as I can always use tutorials. I have found that some people will write articles about products that are the easiest to use or the most efficient etc-and still not realize that people would like a how-to-guide.

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @Zubair.I think you should put it to use.I would advise you to look up some tutorials on Youtube so that you maximize your use of Bridge.Its such a great programme. Thanks for passing by and commenting.

    • Zubair Ahmed profile image

      Zubair Ahmed 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this info,never considered adding meta data for my images - but after reaing your article I can see the benefit - now I'll put that adobe bridge to some use.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)