Smart Image CS4 released an Assistive XMP Metadata Plug-In for Adobe InDesign

March 18, 2009

WoodWing released Smart Image for Adobe Creative Suite 4. Smart Image aids designers placing photographs on an InDesign page by automatically creating caption and credit text frames containing the embedded metadata stored within the photograph.

Professional photographers and stock agencies generally add XMP or IPTC metadata to their photos such as copyright information location subjects and keywords. In page layouts the credit and description/caption are often placed next to the photograph. Smart Image is able to automatically create the desired text frames in InDesign and place them according to the user’s preferences helping designers to avoid repetitive and time-consuming tasks.

Smart Image CS4 allows users to:

* Selectively import caption/description information credit information or both
* Set object paragraph and character styling of imported text
* Specify a position width and rotation of imported information
* Insert custom text such as “Photo by” or “All rights reserved” to imported information

Preferences for Smart Image are stored within the InDesign document itself so styles based on user company or project are easy to manage without copying settings files between computers. Smart Image also allows caption and credit placeholders to be created and styled so that when a photograph is placed in a frame its metadata can come in styled automatically.

Erik Schut President of WoodWing Software said "Adobe Creative Suite 4 is a boon to the publishing industry. With Smart Image CS4 we aim to further increase the productivity of desktop publishing departments worldwide."

For more information and instructional videos visit the Smart Image CS4 Web pages at

A free 30-day trial of Smart Image CS4 and other WoodWing software can be downloaded from the download page at


Shawn Duffy Managing Director