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Copyright Status Metadata Improvement Suggestion

Open a photo inside of Photoshop, and go to File> File Info… There’s a tab that reads “Copyright Status.” In this dropdown menu, there are 3 options 1. Unknown 2. Copyrighted 3. Public Domain. When you have “Copyright Status” set to “Copyrighted” it adds a copyright © symbol into your Photoshop document window of that file, letting you know that the status is set to “Copyrighted” I would think that this metadata is also read across Google search.
While it’s possible to add and embed “copyright metadata” into your files from On1 Photo RAW, if you open that file into Photoshop and choose File> File Info…” And look under the “Copyright Status” tab, your files will say always say “Unknown.” Sure, “Copyright Notice” will show your name if you added it in Photo Raw. But “Copyright Status” will default to “Unknown” every time. Capture One also defaults to Unknown as well for some reason. As far as I know, Lightroom is the only RAW processor that allows for “Copyright Status” metadata.
When you use Lightroom, and add your copyright metadata, if you open a file from LR into Photoshop, and look under the “Copyright Status” tab, you’ll see that it says “Copyrighted.” In addition, the Photoshop document window that shows your file name will also show a copyright © symbol.
I would like to see this copyright metadata featured added.

I think this is an important adjustment that needs to be made.

6 comments on “Copyright Status Metadata Improvement Suggestion”

  1. On February 17, 2019 at 6:10 am Gus Panella wrote:

    IPTC data has copyright notice that is carried with the file.
    Default in many tools is [blank]

    Other tools do offer to capture usage terms, including On1.

    So is your request really to include a “(c)” on the image when viewed?

    1. On February 18, 2019 at 7:30 am Brian Rodgers Jr. replied:

      Hi Gus,

      No, my request is not to add a watermark on the image with the copyright symbol. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like I can upload an image to show you what I’m talking about. Again if you go into Photoshop and choose File > File Info, there is a specific section in the Basic Tab (first tab in the list of 11) that says “Copyright Status.” In that section, there is a simple dropdown menu that allows you to choose 1. “Unknown” 2. “Copyrighted” or 3. “Public Domain.”

      To the best of my knowledge this specific information doesn’t translate when a file is processed in Photo Raw and then later opened in Photoshop. So for example, let’s say you put in your copyright info and embed it into the file right inside of Photo Raw, then open that file inside of Photoshop, and then go to File > File Info…. When you look at the “Copyright Status” section it always says “Unknown.” Sure, my “Copyright Notice” will show up, but Copyright Status does not.

      In Lightroom however, if I add my copyright metadata, export my file and open it inside of Photoshop, under the Copyright Notice section it will indicated “Copyrighted.” Furthermore, the file window itself will show a copyright © symbol next to the filename.

    1. On March 8, 2019 at 11:25 am Brian Rodgers Jr. replied:

      Thanks David, I appreciate the comment. Hopefully this is a feature that can be added to Photo RAW in a future release. I think all creators would appreciate this feature

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