PLUS is a global non-profit initiative to make it easy and fast to search for, find, communicate, and understand information about photographs and other visual artworks.
PLUS is accomplishing this mission through the development a globally networked registry of visual artworks, a standardized language, and a machine-readable format for communicating information about visual artworks.
THE PLUS REGISTRY
The PLUS Registry at www.PLUS.org is a non-profit online resource developed and operated cooperatively by all communities engaged in creating, using, distributing and preserving images. The public may freely use the Registry to find information about artists and visual artworks. Artists from any and all countries may create a free listing of contact information in the PLUS Registry. Soon, artists may upload visual artworks and related information to allow the public to use image recognition, identifiers, and other search terms to find and access rights and descriptive information about their works.
THE PLUS STANDARDS
The PLUS Picture Licensing Glossary
The PLUS Glossary provides a common understanding of words and phrases used to describe rights information associated with visual artworks. Free to the public, the PLUS Glossary was created by a broad cross-section of communities associated with the visual arts, and will be regularly expanded and updated.
The Media Matrix
The Media Matrix uniformly specifies media categories and organizes them by type, with universal identifiers co-developed and approved by all communities engaged in creating, using, distributing, and preserving visual artworks.
The License Data Format
This machine-readable data format provides a worldwide standard for communicating rights information associated with visual artworks. Co-developed and approved by all communities engaged in creating, using, distributing, and preserving visual artworks.