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File TypeExtensible Metadata Platform File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
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CategoryMisc Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


Contains metadata that describes a file, such as an image, database, or Web document; may include a file description, title, keywords, author and copyright data, and other information; saved in a standard format that can be searched by XMP-compatible applications.

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The XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) format was developed by Adobe as a means to standardize metadata across multiple file types. It is often used for organizing large numbers of files into a searchable database. XMP data is supported by Adobe software and various third-party programs.

Program(s) that open .XMP files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Adobe Bridge CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Prelude CC
Microsoft Windows Photos
Adobe XMP Toolkit
Mac OS X LogoMac
Adobe Bridge CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Prelude CC
Adobe XMP Toolkit
Updated 5/2/2014