The PLUS Coalition is an international non-profit organization with a tightly focused mission: to simplify and facilitate the communication and management of image rights.
Organized by respected associations, leading companies, standards bodies, scholars and industry experts, the PLUS Coalition is operated by and for all communities involved in creating, distributing, using and preserving images. Spanning more than seventy countries, these diverse stakeholders have collaborated to develop both the PLUS Registry and a system of industry standards that together make it easier to communicate, understand and manage images.
The PLUS Coalition exists at the crossroads between technology, commerce, the arts, preservation and education. More Info.
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PLUS Meets with Facebook Leadership September 2021 to discuss metadata preservation and retention in image files uploaded to Facebook by users.
Google Adopts PLUS Standards to Identify Images Worldwide. In August 2020, Google launched the Google Licenseable Badge, a new feature designed to recognize and act on PLUS metadata embedded in image files found by Google on the web. When a rightsholder adds a web address to the PLUS "Licensor URL" field in an image file, Google Images will mark that image as "Licenseable" and will direct the public to the specified web page on the rightsholder's website. In addition, Google will display the name of the rightsholder, if specified in the PLUS "Licensor Name" field in the image file. PLUS and Google entered discussions in 2008 towards adoption of PLUS metadata to identify image rightsholders and rights information. PLUS thanks Google for adopting the PLUS standards! See Google's Instructions.
Get Your Free Listing in the PLUS Registry! The non-profit PLUS Registry is a global online resource that provides instant identification of image creators, image rights holders, images and related image rights information. Visit the PLUS Registry Beta site now at www.PLUS.org.
PLUS Registry Browser Lookup of PLUS IDs The PLUS Registry allows for lookups of PLUS IDs written in URL format, such as http://plus-id.org/[your ID here]. To register and to reserve your PLUS ID and custom PLUS IDs, visit the Registry at www.PLUS.org.
PLUS and Content Authenticity. PLUS supports the founding of the Content Authenticity Initiative announced at Adobe MAX in November, 2019. PLUS will actively participate in the initiative.
PLUS to participate in Copyright Technology Conference in January, 2020. More.
PLUS supports and applauds the work of IPTC's Photo Metadata Working Group on a new standard for identifying regions within an image. Also IPTC's informative surveys on the use of photo metadata, and on the preservation of metadata on social media platforms. PLUS and IPTC have been cooperating for more than 15 years.
Selling Stock. A founding PLUS Coalition member, Selling Stock is the leading publication on the business of stock photography, with breaking industry news, opinions and advice. Subscribe.
Amazon Web Services Supports PLUS with a significant grant of technology services. Amazon is a supporter of the PLUS Coalition and PLUS Registry.
AuthSMTP supports PLUS with a generous contribution of SMTP services for the PLUS website, PLUS Registry, PLUSnews and other outbound PLUS email communications. AuthSMTP is the leading provider of global authenticated SMTP email services. Visit AuthSMTP at www.AuthSMTP.com...
UserVoice Supports PLUS, providing UserVoice Feedback and Helpdesk for the PLUS Registry. UserVoice is the most effective way for software companies and web app developers to incorporate feedback tools into their product websites, extending feedback channels to give users an easy way to voice their thoughts on new features, roadmaps, etc. More.
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