Metadata can be very useful when organizing photos or simply to brand images with some indications of the image type or photo creator. You can also set up your own metadata stamps (e.g. copyright, client profiles) and apply these to multiple images. It is also possible to create your own Metadata Presets (a collection of values).
Add metadata by inserting keywords in the Metadata tab. Alternatively, add metadata to images by applying a Style or a Preset. Metadata Presets can be applied as a Style containing a number of presets or as one preset containing metadata from one metadata category.
Metadata is stored in the Capture One settings file as EXIF data which contains all the information about the parameters you used to capture any given scene. This metadata can be also embedded in the output file (e.g. JPG) if needed. You can change the basic metadata such as the filename, rating, caption, and copyright. You can also set IPTC data, including Description, Headline, Caption, Copyright information, when importing photos. This saves time when you need to process a batch of photos or produce a Web Contact Sheet. In some cases, you might want to strip metadata from an output file and this can easily be achieved by creating a Process recipe.