One of the first strange things one finds with Adobe’s EXIF metadata templates is that putting in a copyright notice does not set the © symbol when the modified image is opened. Now I’m assuming that either one wants to use the advanced mode in Bridge to set Author data, Source, Copyright notice etc for every image when one loads one’s pictures, or apply a metadata template to a set of already loaded images.
The only way Adobe gives one to set Copyright Status is through the drop down menu on the File Info window on a file-by-file basis. Saving the metadata template does not include the XML to apply it to the next file. 🙁
So one can do some searching, and find the changes to make to the xmp files in “Library/Application Support/Adobe/XMP/Metadata Templates/” (MacOS) and that’s fine for those who grok XML, the changes between the XML for CS2 and CS4, and are happy using emacs (there should not be a final new line in the file, but vim will add one). Having done all that I thought I would simplify it for everyone else with a small xmp file that you can drop into your ‘Metadata Templates‘ directory which will only set your Copyright Status.
Do have a look at it first to assure yourself that it is what I say [that’s only good practice with things you download from the internet!]. It should read:
<?xpacket begin="ï»¿" id="W5M0MpCehiHzreSzNTczkc9d"?>
<x:xmpmeta xmlns:x="adobe:ns:meta/" x:xmptk="Adobe XMP Core 4.2.2-c063 53.352624, 2008/07/30-18:05:41 ">