EMET: Embedded Metadata Extraction Tool

EMET is a tool designed to extract metadata embedded in JPEG and TIFF files. EMET is compatible with Mac OS 10.4+, as well as Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. EMET also requires Adobe Air 2.0, which can be downloaded free of charge at the following url: http://get.adobe.com/air/. For optimal performance the following are recommended:

  • Mac OS - Multicore Intel processor and 1GB of RAM
  • Windows (Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor and 1 GB of RAM

After installing EMET, users will be able to download Photoshop installers for the ARTstor XMP panel (a link to download the XMP panel will also be provided from the help documentation). This panel can be used with Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CS3, 4, and 5 on a PC or a Mac and was developed primarily to demonstrate how data verification could be used with EMET. It is not required to use EMET, and while it maps very loosely to such standards as VRA Core and could be used for very basic cataloging of cultural heritage materials, it was not created as a standard for image cataloging or ARTstor submissions.

EMET was created by ARTstor through funding from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

For more information about how to use EMET, see the help documentation.

To view the help documentation directly from the EMET application, please download the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.