Pound Hill Software announced the availability of three new tools for using metadata to automate workflows and creating digital asset management systems. The new tools support AppleScript, Filemaker, and PHP. Each incorporates Adobe’s XMP toolkit and scanning technology. Metadata created in Adobe applications or custom Catalyst-defined metadata from Adobe applications or QuarkXPress can be read and piped into external databases such as Filemaker or used to trigger actions in an automated network workflow with AppleScript or PHP. The Filemaker plug-in provides the technology to turn any Filemaker Pro 6 or 7 database into a digital asset management system. Since the Filemaker XMP plug-in also incorporates XMP Toolkit and scanning technology, standard and custom metadata can be read and used in new or existing Filemaker database records. Each of the plug-in kits costs USD$350 per server (Filemaker) or machine (development use) and is available now. www.poundhill.com

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