XMP File Extension

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Extensible Metadata Platform Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    2.8 (13 votes)

What is XMP file?

XMP file format is used by some Adobe software products for storing metadata. XMP contains edits made to ‘Camera Raw’ (CR2 or NEF) file with Photoshop Camera Raw program. XMP file holds information such as file description, author, keywords, copyright, brightness, exposure, saturation, etc.

XMP format capabilities

XMP allows users to modify imported image. Users can add keywords and other metadata, edit the image, add ratings, tags, and location data. Modifications made by the user do not change the original image file – XMP file is used to keep track of all changes made to the original image file. Should the XMP file containing image metadata be lost, all modifications made to the original image would also be lost.

Additional information

XMP are generated along with related Camera Raw files and stored in the same folder. XMP files use XML markup and therefore are stored in plain text format, which enables users to open XMP files in and text editor or view the metadata.

XMP was developed by Adobe with the purpose of creating a file standard for sharing metadata across Adobe products.

Programs that support XMP file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the XMP file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the XMP file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the XMP file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the XMP file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the XMP file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the XMP file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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