IPTC

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File Format
Name IPTC
Ontology
IPTC is a metadata format used in some types of image files, named after the International Press Telecommunications Council, which developed this standard, intended to be used in the news media industry for pictures transmitted in conjunction with news stories with accompanying captions and other information. It is sometimes referred to as IPTC-NAA because the Newspaper Association of America is also involved in developing these standards.

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Structurally, IPTC is a sequence of data blocks, which the specification calls "DataSets". Each DataSet contains a 1-byte "record number" and a 1-byte "DataSet number", which together indicate the type of data stored in that DataSet.

Take note of DataSet {1, 90} (Coded Character Set), which indicates the character encoding used in other DataSets.

Multi-byte integers use big-endian byte order.

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