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.1 Comment »
Hubert Figuiere has released Exempi 1.99.3
An important addition in this release is the ability to serialize XMP to a string, making sidecar XMP possible. The soon-to-be-released Liblicense 0.1 already takes advantage of this feature; it uses Exempi to read and write licenses within XMP sidecar.
Hopefully, the API will soon stabilize in preparation for the 2.0 release.No Comments »
His blog post includes a nice snippet of code showing how to apply a CC license to a PDF:
f = xmp_files_open_new("test.pdf", XMP_OPEN_FORUPDATE);
XmpPtr xmp = xmp_files_get_new_xmp(f);
xmp_set_property(xmp, NS_XAP_RIGHTS, "Copyright", "(c) ACME Inc., some rights reserved"
" - This work is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike "
Excellent news for the community, and for the continuing saga of XMP.No Comments »
Although the previous Adobe open source license is quite open, we decided that is was best to use a standard open source license that is respected in the open source community. Opensource.org was invaluable in reviewing the many different open source licenses that are available.
The 4.1.1 XMP release is significant because it include the source code for developers to read, write and update XMP in popular image, document and video file formats including JPEG, PSD, TIFF, AVI, WAV, MPEG, MP3, MOV, INDD, PS, EPS and PNG.
Also, please help digg this so more can find out about it!No Comments »
In a follow-up to Mike’s post about XMP, I (through CC) have been working with Adobe XMP’s product manager, Gunar Penikis, on how CC and Adobe can work together on XMP. Also, in the same line, I’m friends with and working with Cyrille Berger and Hubert Figuiere, who have each noted how positive of a step releasing XMP SDK/Toolkit under a BSD license is for the larger community.
I’m having some other discussions with all the above mentioned folks with regards to how this is going to pan out, but all I can say is that it is going to encouage XMP to flourish, and return help smooth out metadata and embedding across the board.
This really frees up the space for more developments1 Comment »