How to Create an XMP File

By Tammy Clevenger

A file with the XMP file extension is an Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform file. An XMP file contains a metadata template to assist users in organizing multiple files. You can create an XMP metadata template file from an Adobe application, such as Photoshop or Fireworks, and then import the metadata into other files with the Adobe XMP platform installed. To create an XMP template file, you first need to select an Adobe graphic or document that contains metadata in the format you want to use.

Step 1

Open an Adobe application, such as Adobe Fireworks.

Step 2

Click the "File" option on the top navigation bar and then click "File Info." The File Info dialog box opens.

Step 3

Click the "Save" option in the "Advanced" section of the File Info dialog box. A File Save box opens.

Step 4

Type a name for the XMP file into the File Name input box and select a location where the file will be saved.

Step 5

Click the "Save" button. The XMP file is created and saved.