Metadata is a set of data that describes and gives information about the files on your computer. Most documents contain at least some metadata. Images commonly contain information such as their dimensions, resolution, and color mode. InDesign documents even contain a list of the fonts being used and any existing color swatches (Figure 15.15). The big advantage of metadata is that it makes your files searchable and allows you to more easily organize your files. For example, you can search for all of your InDesign templates that use a particular font, and Bridge will find and gather them in the Content panel.