When you upload assets to the Widen Collective, you'll create mappings to IPTC, XMP, and Exif metadata for metadata imports. For metadata to be imported, mappings must be established between the asset header information and the metadata fields in the Collective. Mappings must be completed before assets are uploaded.

If you upload via the Upload Wizard, fields that are mapped will not display in the Wizard because they'll be automatically completed in the Collective during upload.

Metadata can be mapped for all file types except InDesign files.

Create mappings for metadata imports

To create a mapping for a metadata import:
  1. Go to the Admin app.
  2. Click Metadata import in Search Settings or Upload Settings in the left navigation.
  3. Choose the type of metadata to map (i.e., IPTC, Exif, or XMP) from the Type dropdown menu.
  4. Choose the field from the file to map (e.g., Dublin Core Metadata Initiative keywords) from the File Metadata dropdown menu.
  5. Choose the metadata field (e.g., keywords, fonts) to map metadata to from the Asset Metadata dropdown menu.
  6. Click Save.

To map additional fields, click Add Row.

Test metadata field mapping

Metadata field mappings can be tested after the mapping settings have been completed.

To test metadata field mapping:
  1. Go to the Test metadata auto import on the Metadata import page in the Admin app.
  2. Click to search for an asset with metadata included in the header of the file.
  3. Choose the appropriate metadata type.
  4. Click Test.
  5. Wait for the file to upload.
  6. View the results to ensure the mappings worked correctly. Make any changes to the mapping as needed if the test did not return results as expected, save the changes, and retest until the results are as expected.

If the test upload is as successful, metadata field mapping is complete and assets can be uploaded.