Glossary - E
E-commerce - commercial transactions performed electronically, for example purchasing images and other assets via a web site.
Embedded metadata - descriptive textual data embedded in a file, for example EXIF and IPTC. In the context of digital asset management and online libraries, good systems will be able to extract these data and map them to fields in the database to enable them, if required, to be searchable and displayed. Similarly, it should be possible from within a digital asset management system to overwrite or create new embedded metadata.
EXIF - the technical embedded metadata automatically created by digital cameras or other capture devices, including for example the type of capture device, data and time the file was created, the capture device settings such as shutter speed and f-stop used by a camera, the resolution etc...