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What XMP tag should I use to store information about the scanner that was used to scan the print?

I don't see anything in the recommended dc, xmp, iptcCore and iptcExt schemas:

http://owl.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/XMP.html

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You are right: there isn't one. I suggest using this custom schema: http://analogexif.sourceforge.net/help/analogexif-xmp.php, because at least you will be consistent with what someone is doing (and enough people doing that is the genesis of many standards).

Specifically, the relevant tags are:

ScannerMaker (Xmp.AnalogExif.ScannerMaker)

String value. Scanner manufacturer, for example Epson.

Scanner (Xmp.AnalogExif.Scanner)

String value. Scanner model including manufacturer, for example Epson Perfection 4490 Photo.

ScannerSoftware (Xmp.AnalogExif.ScannerSoftware)

String value. Scanner software, for example Silverfast.

  • Thanks, exactly what I was looking for, and as a bonus their schema defines XMP for film information, which is better than the homebrew tags I was going to use. – soupagain Aug 18 '12 at 19:58

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