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XMP FileInfo panel for Adobe Creative Suites 4 and 5 now available!

akozak, December 6th, 2010

This is a special guest post by John Bishop of John Bishop Images.

Prior to Adobe’s Creative Suite 4, adding Creative Commons license metadata via the FileInfo… dialog (found in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more) meant coding a relatively simple text based XML panel definition and has been available from the Creative Commons Wiki since 2007.

Starting with Creative Suite 4 Adobe migrated the XMP FileInfo panel to a Flash based application, meaning that adding Creative Commons metadata became much more complex, requiring Adobe’s XMP SDK and the ability to develop applications in Flash, C++ or Java.

After significant development and testing john bishop images is pleased to announce the availability of a custom Creative Commons XMP FileInfo Panel for Creative Suite 4 and Creative Suite 5 – free of charge.

This comprehensive package offers the ability to specify Creative Commons license metadata directly in first class, industry standard tools and places Creative Commons licensing metadata on the same footing as the standardized, commercial metadata sets like Dublin Core (DC), IPTC and usePLUS and tightly integrates all the metadata fields required for a Creative Commons license in one panel.

Also included is a metadata panel definition that exposes the Creative Commons license metadata in the mini metadata panels found in Bridge, Premiere Pro, etc. And finally a set of templates that can be customized for the various license types and more is also included; these templates can be accessed from Acrobat.

For more information and to download the Creative Commons XMP FileInfo panel visit john bishop images’ Creative Commons page.

Note: The panels are localized and a English-US language file is supplied. To contribute localization files in other languages please contact john bishop images.

One Response to “XMP FileInfo panel for Adobe Creative Suites 4 and 5 now available!”

  1. Caroline Arms says:

    I am unable to download the Creative Commons XMP FileInfo Panel from the John Bishop Images page because the boxes in the form are all black and so the “scrambled code” I am required to enter is invisible. I have the same problem in both Firefox and Safari on a Mac.