Images - Metadata


Metadate means 'data about data'. When a file is saved, information about the file is saved with it. This could include:

This type of metadata can make it easier to find a particular file if you have forgotten the name of it, but can remember approximately when you created it.

Metadata about a digital image will also include:

From this information, the computer can interpret the binary digits to recreate the image on screen or paper.

Example of a metadata display showing the key properties of an image.