Metadata in Images / Photoshop file information
ml at creativecommons.org
Mon Jul 21 14:29:34 EDT 2003
Jan-Peter Homann wrote:
> Photoshop has a menue-entry "file information" for storing metadata
> information with the image.
> (I´m using the german version where it is called "Datei Information")
> It would be very helpful to collect information at Creative Commons how
> to use this possibilities in the field of digital images and Creative
> Commons Licenses.
> This metadata works also with JPEG, TIFF, EPS and PDF Files. So
> it is nothing special from Adobe.
Probably the metadata is XMP <http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/xmp.html>,
which is from Adobe, but is an open format. I briefly mentioned XMP
and do have creating guidelines for CC license info in XMP (which is RDF-
based) and sample code on my TODO list.
I haven't investigated yet, but I've heard that it should be possible to
create a XMP plugin for CC license metadata which would allow users of
XMP-aware Adbobe products to read and write (where applicable) CC
license metadata in supported formats. If anyone would like to take
up this research, please let me know!
> There should be several applications on the market incl. search engines,
> which are able to read and index this metada. At the moment, I don´t
> know, where to find more informations about such applications / search
I'm interested in this too...
> :-) Jan-Peter
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