Adobe Systems Incorporated unveiled new technology behind the Adobe family of products that streamlines workflows saving time and money for publishers. Called XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform), this framework enhances workflows so that content can be applied seamlessly between print, Web, eBooks and other media. XMP provides Adobe applications and partners with a common metadata framework that standardizes the creation, processing and interchange of document metadata across publishing workflows. XMP will be incorporated into all Adobe products eventually and is available for developers via a software development kit (SDK). Users will benefit from XMP’s ability to contain metadata within application files. The SDK is available as a guide for integration to non-Adobe applications and contains sample source code for extracting and parsing the XMP packets. XMP was first introduced with the release of Acrobat 5.0 in April 2001. Adobe also announced that InDesign 2.0 and Illustrator 10 have incorporated XMP. XMP is scheduled to be integrated into the next generation of all Adobe applications. XMP components include a framework, schema, XML packet technology and the SDK. The SDK is available through Adobe’s Solutions Network. www.adobe.com

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