Extract metadata

Expression Studio 2.0

On the Action menu, the Extract Metadata command exports metadata from text, image, or sound files corresponding to the selected media items. Microsoft Expression Media creates new files in a single folder that you can later use as data that you can import to one or more files.

To extract (export) metadata

  1. On the Action menu, click Extract Metadata.

  2. Set the following options according to the directions:

    • Editable annotations   Extracts all editable ITPC/XMP annotations for each file and saves them as an Adobe Photoshop .xmp sidecar template file. This feature applies only to selected items.

    • Image thumbnails   Saves thumbnails of a catalog as high-quality .jpg image files. The dimensions of the extracted file match the dimensions of the thumbnail defined in Thumbnail view. This feature applies only to selected items.

    • Voice recordings   Saves an embedded voice annotation as a separate sound, .aiff, or .wav audio file. This feature applies only to selected items.

  3. Click the Extract in Folder button, browse to the folder where you want to put the extracted data, and then click OK.

Expression Media lets you identify media (images, movies, and so on) by a single color, which is called a sample color. This is useful when you are searching for images of a specific color or tone. Expression Media automatically generates a sample color upon import of an image. The sample color is based on the dominant color of the image. However, you can set the sample color of the selected media items.

Sample colors


To set a sample color

  1. On the toolbar, click Organize.

  2. Select one or more images.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • On the Action menu, click Set Sample Color, and then select a sample color.

    • Drag your selected files from the view and onto an existing sample color in the Catalog Fields panel.

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