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Dynamic operators when editing metadata

These are dynamic operators that can be used to refer to fields and insert their content in Color Factory's templates or macros, and when creating search queries for channels that search in Index Manager archives.

These dynamic operators can be used to create search queries, for example when configuring auto searches in FotoStation or FotoWeb.

Operators specific to FotoStation

​The operators below can be used in FotoStation to create configurations with archives that point dynamically to the active user's environment etc.


Field Code

Path to Desktop folder


Path to My Documents %%INSMYDOCUMENTS
Path to My Pictures %%INSMYPICTURES
Insert full XMP date and time %%INSXMPDATE
Count n number of days backwards or forward from today %%INSDAYDATE-+nnn
Count n number of hours backwards or forward from today %%INSHOURDATE-+nnn
Count n number of seconds backwards or forward from now %%INSSECDATE-+nnn

Globally available operators


Field Code

Insert IPTC formatted today’s date


Insert IPTC formatted day after tomorrow (offset in days)


Insert system formatted today’s date


Insert IPTC formatted time (now)


Insert system formatted time (now)


Insert full XMP date with day and time


nnn is the number of days forward or backward from now.


nnn is the number of hours forward or backward from now.


nnn is the number of seconds forward or backward from now.


Insert Filename


Insert folder name


Insert full path


Insert pixel width (pixels per line)


Insert pixel height (number of lines)


Insert color space


Insert Quality value at 180 ppi (ppi value can be changed)


Insert resolution in Pixels/Inch


Insert resolution in Pixels/Cm


Insert size in inch


Insert size in cm


Insert size in cm


Insert width in mm


Insert width in cm


Insert height in mm


Insert height in cm


Insert width in inch


Insert height in inch


Insert image size


Insert file size


Insert IPTC formatted file date


Insert system formatted file date


Insert IPTC formatted file time


Insert system formatted file time


Insert IPTC formatted created date


Insert system formatted created date


Insert IPTC formatted created time


Insert system formatted created time


Insert IPTC formatted camera date


Insert system formatted camera date


Insert IPTC formatted camera time


Insert system formatted camera time


Insert file type


Insert File number  (sequence number when batch processing)


Insert filename without extension


Insert system (Win / OS X) login name


Insert FotoStation login name


Insert Rating value


Insert computer name


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