Table of Contents                                                   13. Inspector

13.5 Annotations

As we have received so many requests for this, NeoFinder 7.5 can now add custom fields, or annotations, to photos and video files!

You can use NeoFinder annotations to add any additional text you need to add to your media files, such as possible order numbers, prices, and so much more.

NeoFinder will read existing Annotations from the XMP data record written by PhaseOne Media Pro. It is also able to Import them from the XML Export files created by MediaPro.

These are shown in a new section
Annotations of the Inspector:


If you click in the "gear" button in the sections header, you can open a new
Annotations Field Names editor to customize the annotation fields you wish to use. This editor is also available in the Windows menu of NeoFinder.


You use the PLUS button underneath the list to add a new field, or select one field, and use the MINUS button to delete it. Please note that deleting a field name from the list will not delete the data attached to that field in your existing photos or videos, but that field will then only displayed in the Inspector for items that actually contain this data.

It is also possible to change the order in which these fields are presented in the Inspector, by dragging any field to its new location in the list. That way, you can place important fields at the top.


At this time, NeoFinder will search the annotation fields only when you do a "Any text contains" search. If you need additional search options, please contact us.


The total amount of annotation data per image, including the actually used field names, cannot be larger than 64 KB. If you need to use more data, please contact us.

Annotation fields cannot contain Return or Newline characters.

If a photo or video contains additional annotations not currently set up in the Annotations Field Names (see above), NeoFinder will still catalog and display and allow you to edit that data for this item in the Inspector. However, this field is only available for all other files if added to the Annotation Field Names in the editor.