The Metadata (IPTC) Template gives you control over IPTC metadata to efficiently add information to an individual, group, or batch of photos.

Note: the Metadata (IPTC) Template was called the IPTC Stationery Pad in previous versions of Photo Mechanic. 

To apply metadata to a single or group of images:

Select images in a contact sheet and then open the Metadata (IPTC) Template from the Image menu or by using the keyboard shortcut command-i (macOS) or control-i (Windows). 

Type data into any fields you wish to use. You can also use variables or code replacements in these fields. Be sure to select the checkbox next to all fields you wish to change. Other fields will remain unchanged.  

Once you are satisfied with your changes, select the Apply Template to Selection button. 

Streamlining your workflow around frequently used data

If you have a list of frequently used data, such as a list of photographers, you can use that information to create a custom dropdown list by selecting the dropdown arrow to the right of the field and selecting the Edit... option. 

The globes next to location-based keywords can be used to specify fields using imported GPS data

You can also save an entire set of Metadata (IPTC) template settings including any custom lists you've created by saving a snapshot of the template. Use the lightning bolt button.