Can You Add a Metadata field in InDesign

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Can You Add a Metadata field in InDesign

Post by groupc »

I have a need for a custom metadata conversion to show image sizes of photos for a large book in inches not pixels. All the images have pixel sizes and dpi information (varies per image), but the metadata embedded in Indesign can only show dimensions in pixels. If I want to get metadata on hundreds of photos using Bridge, I can't print out the information; I'd have to do screen captures which is hugely time consuming. Bridge has a feature which you can add a custom metadata field and it will show image sizes in inches, but there isn't a way to save the data or print it.

Can anyone help or point me in a direction for customizing metadata in Indesign?