Google is introducing a new feature in image search whereby images will have a licensable badge and info on where to buy a licence. This requires adding URLs in various IPTC fields as per the following article https://iptc.org/standards/photo-metadata/quick-guide-to-iptc-photo-metadata-and-google-images/
It needs a "Web statement of rights" which I presume in photomechanic is the "image rights " box with the source and copyright url fields being the important ones. However I am not sure which field represents the "Licensor URL". Any suggestions or is this a field not yet within photo mechanic ?
Hi Jonathan. Good news. We are currently working on adding the XMP: licensor URL field. I can't give you a specific time when it will be released, but I'll try to keep you updated.
Thanks, the google feature is not out yet so we have time before its needed :o)
Thanks for letting us know you are working on it. Years of avoiding Bridge/PS captioning has been great. Would be invaluable to have asap.
Please keep it a high priority. I see its 6 months since the last comments.
An invaluable addition.
Would like to continue to stay away from Bridge/PS captioning when so easily done in PM.
We all want to be ready to have our images maybe making that little more for us. ;)
With this in mind.. could you please also give a bit more consideration to this request:
It will be invaluable to ensure websafe filenames are created that can be used in the Licensor URL fields, allowing Google to direct you straight to the correct file.
Good news - as long as everything goes according to plan, the licenser URL field should be out in the next release.
That's a good point on the filenames, Jason. I'll bring it up with the team.
Marziah, I was under the impression that the Licensor URL fields were already IN Photomechanic 6.. I included a screenshot of it in that link above... am I mistaken?
Oh, you're right. It is already out there. I don't know why I was thinking it would be out next release. Here's Mick's excellent post on how to use it.