How to embed IPTC Metadata on NIKON D4 into each photo as you shoot

This screenshot is Nikon’s IPTC Preset Manager application that you put onto your computer, fill out, and then embed into every photo you shoot on your Nikon D4 Camera. Now compared to the PhotoMechanic fields, there are not as many, but you can embed these into each image as you shoot.

PhotoMecahnic’s IPTC fields

IPTC Preset Manager is used to enter IPTC presets for cameras that embed IPTC information. “IPTC” stands for “International Press Telecommunications Council.”

The cool thing I discovered with my Nikon D4 was that it has built-in support for 14 more critical IPTC fields.

The D4 and the IPTC Preset Manager software support the following IPTC fields:

Event ID
Object Name
Supporting Category
Byline Title

You can save 10 Presets of these.

Besides doing this in the camera, you can also type all these on your computer PC or Mac, then put them on your memory card and import them into the camera. That software is available from Nikon here

It requires an up-to-date version of Microsoft Silverlight to download. Here is that link


For those assignments, when you need to be sure all the photos are identified with some basic information, this is a great way to do this as you shoot. So now all the images have your data in each picture as you shoot.


I also recommend setting your copyright information on your camera as well. This way, every photo has your name specified as the copyright holder.