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Consolidated embedded metadata in upload API response





We have improved upload API to return consolidated embedded metadata which includes exif, iptc, and xmp data.

You can request this new embedded metadata by setting embeddedMetadata in responseFields parameter in the upload API request.

// Sample using ImageKit Node.js SDK
var response = await imagekit.upload({
    file : <url|base_64|binary>, //required
    fileName : "my_file_name.jpg",   //required
    responseFields: "embeddedMetadata"

👉 Soon, we will update the search API so that you can search assets based on selected embedded metadata fields.

Embedded metadata fields

Below is the embedded metadata stored in this sample image provided by

    ExifVersion: '0232',
    ImageDescription: 'The description aka caption (ref2019.1)',
    XResolution: 72,
    YResolution: 72,
    ResolutionUnit: 'inches',
    Artist: 'Creator1 (ref2019.1)',
    Copyright: 'Copyright (Notice) 2019.1 IPTC -  (ref2019.1)',
    DateTimeOriginal: new Date('2019-10-16T19:01:03.000Z'),
    OffsetTimeOriginal: '+00:00',
    ComponentsConfiguration: 'Y,Cb,Cr,-',
    FlashpixVersion: '0100',
    ColorSpace: 'Uncalibrated',
    ObjectAttributeReference: 'A Genre (ref2019.1)',
    ObjectName: 'The Title (ref2019.1)',
    SubjectReference: ['IPTC:1ref2019.1', 'IPTC:2ref2019.1', 'IPTC:3ref2019.1'],
    Keywords: ['Keyword1ref2019.1', 'Keyword2ref2019.1', 'Keyword3ref2019.1'],
    SpecialInstructions: 'An Instruction (ref2019.1)',
    TimeCreated: '19:01:03+00:00',
    Byline: 'Creator1 (ref2019.1)',
    BylineTitle: "Creator's Job Title  (ref2019.1)",
    Sublocation: 'Sublocation (Core) (ref2019.1)',
    ProvinceState: 'Province/State(Core)(ref2019.1)',
    CountryPrimaryLocationCode: 'R19',
    CountryPrimaryLocationName: 'Country (Core) (ref2019.1)',
    OriginalTransmissionReference: 'Job Id (ref2019.1)',
    CopyrightNotice: 'Copyright (Notice) 2019.1 IPTC -  (ref2019.1)',
    CaptionAbstract: 'The description aka caption (ref2019.1)',
    WriterEditor: 'Description Writer (ref2019.1)',
    ApplicationRecordVersion: 4,
    CountryCode: 'R19',
    CreatorCity: "Creator's CI: City (ref2019.1)",
    CreatorCountry: "Creator's CI: Country (ref2019.1)",
    CreatorAddress: "Creator's CI: Address, line 1 (ref2019.1)",
    CreatorPostalCode: "Creator's CI: Postcode (ref2019.1)",
    CreatorRegion: "Creator's CI: State/Province (ref2019.1)",
    CreatorWorkEmail: "Creator's CI: Email@1, Email@2 (ref2019.1)",
    CreatorWorkTelephone: "Creator's CI: Phone # 1, Phone # 2 (ref2019.1)",
    CreatorWorkURL: 'http://www.Creators.CI/WebAddress/ref2019.1',
    IntellectualGenre: 'A Genre (ref2019.1)',
    Location: 'Sublocation (Core) (ref2019.1)',
    Scene: ['IPTC-Scene-Code1 (ref2019.1)', 'IPTC-Scene-Code2 (ref2019.1)'],
    SubjectCode: ['IPTC:1ref2019.1', 'IPTC:2ref2019.1', 'IPTC:3ref2019.1'],
    AboutCvTermCvId: '',
    AboutCvTermId: '',
    AboutCvTermName: 'CV-Term Name 1 (ref2019.1)',
    AboutCvTermRefinedAbout: '',
    AdditionalModelInformation: 'Additional Model Info (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkCircaDateCreated: 'AO Circa Date: between 1550 and 1600 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkContentDescription: 'AO Content Description 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkContributionDescription: 'AO Contribution Description 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkCopyrightNotice: 'AO Copyright Notice 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkCreator: [
      'AO Creator Name 1a (ref2019.1)',
      'AO Creator Name 1b (ref2019.1)'
    ArtworkCreatorID: ['AO Creator Id 1a (ref2019.1)', 'AO Creator Id 1b (ref2019.1)'],
    ArtworkCopyrightOwnerID: 'AO Current Copyright Owner ID 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkCopyrightOwnerName: 'AO Current Copyright Owner Name 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkLicensorID: 'AO Current Licensor ID 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkLicensorName: 'AO Current Licensor Name 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkDateCreated: new Date('1919-10-16T19:01:00.000Z'),
    ArtworkPhysicalDescription: 'AO Physical Description 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkSource: 'AO Source 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkSourceInventoryNo: 'AO Source Inventory No 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkSourceInvURL: 'AO Source Inventory URL (ref2019.1)',
    ArtworkStylePeriod: [
      'AO Style Baroque (ref2019.1)',
      'AO Style Italian Baroque (ref2019.1)'
    ArtworkTitle: 'AO Title 1 (ref2019.1)',
    DigitalImageGUID: '',
    DigitalSourceType: '',
    EmbeddedEncodedRightsExpr: 'The Encoded Rights Expression (ref2019.1)',
    EmbeddedEncodedRightsExprType: 'IANA Media Type of ERE (ref2019.1)',
    EmbeddedEncodedRightsExprLangID: '',
    Event: 'An Event (ref2019.1)',
    GenreCvId: '',
    GenreCvTermId: '',
    GenreCvTermName: 'Genre CV-Term Name 1 (ref2019.1)',
    GenreCvTermRefinedAbout: '',
    ImageRegionName: ['Listener 1', 'Listener 2', 'Speaker 1'],
    ImageRegionOrganisationInImageName: [
      'Organisation name no 1 in region persltr2 (ref2019.1)',
      'Organisation name no 1 in region persltr2 (ref2019.1)',
      'Organisation name no 1 in region persltr3 (ref2019.1)'
    ImageRegionPersonInImage: [
      'Person name no 1 in region persltr2 (ref2019.1)',
      'Person name no 1 in region persltr3 (ref2019.1)',
      'Person name no 1 in region persltr1 (ref2019.1)'
    ImageRegionBoundaryH: [0.385],
    ImageRegionBoundaryShape: ['rectangle', 'circle', 'polygon'],
    ImageRegionBoundaryUnit: ['relative', 'relative', 'relative'],
    ImageRegionBoundaryW: [0.127],
    ImageRegionBoundaryX: [0.31, 0.59],
    ImageRegionBoundaryY: [0.18, 0.426],
    ImageRegionCtypeName: [
      'Region Boundary Content Type Name (ref2019.1)',
      'Region Boundary Content Type Name (ref2019.1)',
      'Region Boundary Content Type Name (ref2019.1)'
    ImageRegionCtypeIdentifier: [
    ImageRegionID: ['persltr2', 'persltr3', 'persltr1'],
    ImageRegionRoleName: [
      'Region Boundary Content Role Name (ref2019.1)',
      'Region Boundary Content Role Name (ref2019.1)',
      'Region Boundary Content Role Name (ref2019.1)'
    ImageRegionRoleIdentifier: [
    ImageRegionBoundaryRx: [0.068],
    ImageRegionBoundaryVerticesX: [0.05, 0.148, 0.375],
    ImageRegionBoundaryVerticesY: [0.713, 0.041, 0.863],
    LinkedEncodedRightsExpr: '',
    LinkedEncodedRightsExprType: 'IANA Media Type of ERE (ref2019.1)',
    LinkedEncodedRightsExprLangID: '',
    LocationCreatedCity: 'City (Location created1) (ref2019.1)',
    LocationCreatedCountryCode: 'R17',
    LocationCreatedCountryName: 'CountryName (Location created1) (ref2019.1)',
    LocationCreatedLocationId: 'Location Id (Location created1) (ref2019.1)',
    LocationCreatedLocationName: 'Location Name (Location created1) (ref2019.1)',
    LocationCreatedProvinceState: 'Province/State (Location created1) (ref2019.1)',
    LocationCreatedSublocation: 'Sublocation (Location created1) (ref2019.1)',
    LocationCreatedWorldRegion: 'Worldregion (Location created1) (ref2019.1)',
    LocationCreatedGPSAltitude: '480 m',
    LocationCreatedGPSLatitude: '48,16.5N',
    LocationCreatedGPSLongitude: '16,20.28E',
    LocationShownCity: [
      'City (Location shown1) (ref2019.1)',
      'City (Location shown2) (ref2019.1)'
    LocationShownCountryCode: ['R17', 'R17'],
    LocationShownCountryName: [
      'CountryName (Location shown1) (ref2019.1)',
      'CountryName (Location shown2) (ref2019.1)'
    LocationShownLocationId: [
      'Location Id 1a(Location shown1) (ref2019.1)',
      'Location Id 1b(Location shown1) (ref2019.1)',
      'Location Id 2a(Location shown2) (ref2019.1)',
      'Location Id 2b(Location shown2) (ref2019.1)'
    LocationShownLocationName: [
      'Location Name (Location shown1) (ref2019.1)',
      'Location Name (Location shown2) (ref2019.1)'
    LocationShownProvinceState: [
      'Province/State (Location shown1) (ref2019.1)',
      'Province/State (Location shown2) (ref2019.1)'
    LocationShownSublocation: [
      'Sublocation (Location shown1) (ref2019.1)',
      'Sublocation (Location shown2) (ref2019.1)'
    LocationShownWorldRegion: [
      'Worldregion (Location shown1) (ref2019.1)',
      'Worldregion (Location shown2) (ref2019.1)'
    LocationShownGPSAltitude: ['140 m', '120 m'],
    LocationShownGPSLatitude: ['48,8.82N', '47,57.12N'],
    LocationShownGPSLongitude: ['17,5.88E', '16,49.8E'],
    MaxAvailHeight: 20,
    MaxAvailWidth: 19,
    ModelAge: [25, 27, 30],
    OrganisationInImageCode: [
      'Organisation Code 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Organisation Code 2 (ref2019.1)',
      'Organisation Code 3 (ref2019.1)'
    OrganisationInImageName: [
      'Organisation Name 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Organisation Name 2 (ref2019.1)',
      'Organisation Name 3 (ref2019.1)'
    PersonInImage: ['Person Shown 1 (ref2019.1)', 'Person Shown 2 (ref2019.1)'],
    PersonInImageCvTermCvId: [''],
    PersonInImageCvTermId: [''],
    PersonInImageCvTermName: ['Person Characteristic Name 1 (ref2019.1)'],
    PersonInImageCvTermRefinedAbout: [''],
    PersonInImageDescription: ['Person Description 1 (ref2019.1)'],
    PersonInImageId: [
    PersonInImageName: ['Person Name 1 (ref2019.1)'],
    ProductInImageDescription: ['Product Description 1 (ref2019.1)'],
    ProductInImageGTIN: [123456782019.1],
    ProductInImageName: ['Product Name 1 (ref2019.1)'],
    RegistryEntryRole: [
      'Registry Entry Role ID 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Registry Entry Role ID 2 (ref2019.1)'
    RegistryItemID: [
      'Registry Image ID 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Registry Image ID 2 (ref2019.1)'
    RegistryOrganisationID: [
      'Registry Organisation ID 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Registry Organisation ID 2 (ref2019.1)'
    Creator: 'Creator1 (ref2019.1)',
    Description: 'The description aka caption (ref2019.1)',
    Rights: 'Copyright (Notice) 2019.1 IPTC -  (ref2019.1)',
    Subject: ['Keyword1ref2019.1', 'Keyword2ref2019.1', 'Keyword3ref2019.1'],
    Title: 'The Title (ref2019.1)',
    AuthorsPosition: 'Creator&#39;s Job Title  (ref2019.1)',
    CaptionWriter: 'Description Writer (ref2019.1)',
    City: 'City (Core) (ref2019.1)',
    Country: 'Country (Core) (ref2019.1)',
    Credit: 'Credit Line (ref2019.1)',
    DateCreated: new Date('2019-10-16T19:01:03.000Z'),
    Headline: 'The Headline (ref2019.1)',
    Instructions: 'An Instruction (ref2019.1)',
    Source: 'Source (ref2019.1)',
    State: 'Province/State(Core)(ref2019.1)',
    TransmissionReference: 'Job Id (ref2019.1)',
    CopyrightOwnerID: [
      'Copyright Owner Id 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Copyright Owner Id 2 (ref2019.1)'
    CopyrightOwnerName: [
      'Copyright Owner Name 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Copyright Owner Name 2 (ref2019.1)'
    ImageCreatorID: 'Image Creator Id 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ImageCreatorName: 'Image Creator Name 1 (ref2019.1)',
    ImageCreatorImageID: 'Image Creator Image ID (ref2019.1)',
    ImageSupplierID: 'Image Supplier Id (ref2019.1)',
    ImageSupplierName: 'Image Supplier Name (ref2019.1)',
    ImageSupplierImageID: 'Image Supplier Image ID (ref2019.1)',
    LicensorCity: ['Licensor City 1 (ref2019.1)', 'Licensor City 2 (ref2019.1)'],
    LicensorCountry: [
      'Licensor Country 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Licensor Country 2 (ref2019.1)'
    LicensorEmail: ['Licensor Email 1 (ref2019.1)', 'Licensor Email 2 (ref2019.1)'],
    LicensorExtendedAddress: [
      'Licensor Ext Addr 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Licensor Ext Addr 2 (ref2019.1)'
    LicensorID: ['Licensor ID 1 (ref2019.1)', 'Licensor ID 2 (ref2019.1)'],
    LicensorName: ['Licensor Name 1 (ref2019.1)', 'Licensor Name 2 (ref2019.1)'],
    LicensorPostalCode: [
      'Licensor Postcode 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Licensor Postcode 2 (ref2019.1)'
    LicensorRegion: ['Licensor Region 1 (ref2019.1)', 'Licensor Region 2 (ref2019.1)'],
    LicensorStreetAddress: [
      'Licensor Street Addr 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Licensor Street Addr 2 (ref2019.1)'
    LicensorTelephone1: ['Licensor Phone1 1 (ref2019.1)', 'Licensor Phone1 2 (ref2019.1)'],
    LicensorTelephone2: ['Licensor Phone2 1 (ref2019.1)', 'Licensor Phone2 2 (ref2019.1)'],
    LicensorURL: ['Licensor URL 1 (ref2019.1)', 'Licensor URL 2 (ref2019.1)'],
    ModelReleaseID: [
      'Model Release ID 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Model Release ID 2 (ref2019.1)'
    PropertyReleaseID: [
      'Property Release ID 1 (ref2019.1)',
      'Property Release ID 2 (ref2019.1)'
    Rating: 1,
    UsageTerms: 'Rights Usage Terms (ref2019.1)',
    WebStatement: '',
    DateTimeCreated: new Date('2019-10-16T19:01:03.000Z'),
    Caption: 'The description aka caption (ref2019.1)',
    Writer: 'Description Writer (ref2019.1)'