App for That: How to edit the IPTC info on a photo

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, tedwang asks:

I'm kind of shocked I haven't found an app that can add captions to photos. Actually I'm surprised that Apple's own photo app doesn't do this. I don't mean a caption ON the photo -- more in the metadata. This is so I can keep track of what I'm taking a photo of. And I don't want to have to share it on Facebook or Twitter to caption the photo.

What tedwang is specifically looking for, is a way to edit the IPTC info on a photo. To see what we found for him, follow along after the break!

One of the many features of Photogene² [$0.99 - App Store link] is to edit the IPTC data on photos.

IPTC stands for International Press Telecommunications Council and was originally developed for media to quickly exchange information about news items like photos. Some of the info that can be stored in the IPTC is author information, title, caption, and copyright.

Photogene² makes editing this info a breeze. With an upgrade to Pro, you can even create IPTC sets to streamline the process.

Anyone else have any App for That suggestions for tedwang? Let him -- and all of us -- know.

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Leanna Lofte

App and Photography Editor at iMore. Mother, wife, and math instructor. Follow her on Twitter @llofte and send her apps to consider for review at

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There are 5 comments. Add yours.

Mrbuns05 says:

PhotoForge2 also allows you to do this :)

Hector Guerra says:

I would give the nod to PhotoForge2, I like it better and it's Universal.

Angelina Christopher says:

That`s Nice we are loving it according to this we will know every time what we are looking and where is it.....!!!!

stisun says:

I have the same needs to keep track of images on my iPad4, and this may be a good app. But I also copy (historic) images from a PC to the iPad that I take to people to get comments on, and need to connect their comments directly to the specific image. When the caption is saved I need to copy the image back to my PC with caption intact.

Will this app also add IPTC to scanned JPG files that has no IPTC properties data (yet), or only to camera made JPGs?