PLUS Registry Now in
With core funding now in place, the PLUS Coalition is fully engaged in
developing the PLUS Registry ─ a global online resource which connects images, rights
holders and rights information.
About the PLUS Registry
Industry-neutral and non-profit.
identifiers for every rights holder,
image and license.
metadata for a global marketplace.
Secure metadata with access control.
metadata for dynamic rights.
metadata, at long last.
A global hub
for all registries.
forensic search capabilities.
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PLUS Metadata Debuts
in Adobe Products
Released in 2010,
Adobe's Creative Suite 5 and Adobe Lightroom 3 include numerous PLUS metadata
fields within the "IPTC Extension" file info metadata panels. These
leading applications now provide read/write access of PLUS
key image rights metadata, simplifying image rights management for millions of users worldwide.
Last year, the
International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) standards body adopted the
PLUS licensing standards, integrating a subset of the PLUS License Data Format
fields and values into the latest IPTC photo metadata standards.
For users who wish
to use the complete PLUS License Data Format standard, PLUS has developed a free plug-in "File Info" metadata panel for CS5, allowing read/write
access to all PLUS fields.
In addition, PLUS and IPTC
have partnered to develop
and distribute a free application for viewing, managing, importing and exporting
PLUS and IPTC metadata in Adobe Bridge for versions CS3 and above.
Both applications will be made available as free downloads in
August. Join the
list to receive notification.
4A's joins the PLUS
Board of Directors
American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) has joined the
"Leadership Circle" of the PLUS Coalition, and will integrate the PLUS standards into
their asset management system,
Ad-ID. With a 93-year history, the
4A's is the trade association representing the interests of advertising agencies.
The PLUS Coalition welcomes the 4A's Senior VP for Cross-Industry Workflow,
Harold S. Geller, to the Board of Directors of the PLUS Coalition. An
expert in asset management and digital workflow for advertising agencies, Mr.
Geller is also Managing Director of Ad-ID, the advertising-coding system
supported and authorized across all media by both the 4A's and the Association
of National Advertisers (ANA).
In joining the PLUS Board, Geller says that “the PLUS standards allow
advertising agencies and advertisers to more efficiently acquire and manage
image licenses. We look forward to integrating PLUS standards into Ad-ID, which
is used extensively by our members to manage all of their advertising assets."
Digimarc brings digital watermarking to PLUS members. A founding member
of the PLUS Coalition, Digimarc pioneered the technology for embedding digital
watermarks in images, ensuring the persistence of a unique digital ID that
identifies rights holders and endures throughout manipulation, transformation and
duplication of the file.
Read more about PLUS
and Digimarc, and visit www.digimarc.com
for more information on Digimarc solutions.
Adopts PLUS in its image licensing platform, Images Online. The
Library's PLUS compliant image licenses simplify the process of licensing and managing
image rights. Visit the
PLUS forms new
Cultural Heritage Working Group. The PLUS Cultural Heritage Working Group
(PLUS-CH) is now forming to ensure that the PLUS standards fully support
the communication and management of image rights by and between museums,
libraries, researchers and educational institutions.
ASMP, APA and
NPPA award significant grants to PLUS. Three leading trade associations have granted
funding to PLUS to support the continued development of the PLUS Registry and
PLUS standards. More.
William D. Walker
joins the PLUS Board of Directors on behalf of the Association of Research
PicScout Technology. After an exhaustive review process, PLUS has named PicScout as the exclusive provider of
image recognition technology to the PLUS Registry.
Learn about PicScout.
Integrate the PLUS Standards. Capture, Hindsight, 20/20, FoundFolios, LicenseStream, PLUS
for Lightroom and many other applications now support PLUS rights metadata.
PLUS GLOSSARY—IN PRINT
More than 1000 industry standard definitions for image rights terminology.
Use it online
for free, or buy printed version at
PLUS welcomes all individuals and
organizations from all industries and countries. Join or renew