The XMP file extension is related to the Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform. File stores metadata about photos like camera type, date, image dimensions etc.

There are 2 other file types using
the XMP file extension!

xmp file icon.xmp - Pspice library file format

xmp file icon.xmp - XMap project data file

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Software that works with xmp file extension

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XMP file extension - Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform file

What is xmp file? How to open xmp files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

xmp file icon: xmp filetype icon

The xmp file extension is associated with the Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform.

The *.xmp file stores metadata for example created by Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw after processing digital photo RAW files (like NEF or CRW).

XMP file doesn't contain any graphics data. It contains all information gathered by camera from proprietary and less common RAW photos like exposure, camera type, date, image dimensions etc. These information and metadata are saved together with graphic format that not support image metadata (JPG, TIFF, PNG and DNG supporting embedded metadata directly in file).

Metadata is any data that helps describe the content or characteristics of a file. You may already be accustomed to viewing and adding some basic metadata through the File Info or Document Properties box found in many software applications.

Adobe’s Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is a file labeling technology that lets you embed metadata into files themselves during the content creation process. With an XMP enabled application, your workgroup can capture meaningful information about a project (such as titles and descriptions, searchable keywords, and up-to-date author and copyright information) in a format that is easily understood by your team as well as by software applications, hardware devices, and even file formats. Best of all, as team members modify files and assets, they can edit and update the metadata in real time during the workflow.

With XMP, desktop applications and back-end publishing systems gain a common method for capturing, sharing, and leveraging this valuable metadata. Adobe has taken the “heavy lifting” out of metadata integration, offering content creators an easy way to embed meaningful information about their projects and providing industry partners with standards-based building blocks to develop optimized workflow solutions.

For more information about XMP file type visit additional related external links on this page.

 

The default software associated to xmp file type:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is set of tools used to manage and post-product photo images. It is used for viewing, editing, and managing digital photos. It is support variety of picture image formats as well as camera RAWs. The latest version is Lightroom 6. It is available either as standalone or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud also known as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw is plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS and CC. It is frequently updated to support more cameras and include more features. The Camera Raw plug-in (2.3 or later) now also supports raw files in Digital Negative (DNG) format.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom also comes in version for Mac OS X. The program is used for management and post-production of photo images in professional level. It can be used to view, edit and manage RAW digital photos. It is support most of the classic image formats as well as several camera RAWs.

The latest version is Lightroom 6. It is available either as standalone or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe Creative Cloud icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Creative Cloud  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Cloud is latest member of Creative family. With this version Adobe moved from one-time fee to subscription based model, while no longer plans to offer one time purchase options like the users were used. There is either annual or monthly fee for using the whole bundle or just one program.

Help how to open XMP files:

Use Adobe Photoshop Ligroom or Photoshop with Camera Raw or XMP enabled application - this file format can be used elsewhere than just in graphics.

How to convert file with extension XMP:

It is probably XML file with various data and information. These could be converted to something usable if needed.

Related links:

Adobe XMP specifications

Adobe XMP Developer Center

List of software applications associated to the .xmp file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open xmp file, edit xmp file, convert xmp file, view xmp file, play xmp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the xmp files.

  • Save xmp file
  • Create xmp file
  • Export xmp file
  • Settings xmp file
  • Others xmp file

Software that can save xmp file - Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform file

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