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Google Images Starts Credit Information on Photos

by | Updated on: Aug 22, 2023 | Digital Marketing 101, Tech Tips & Tech News | 0 comments

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Photographers and photography websites are in for a good time with Google Images taking the route to give credit where it is due. Now on, photos can contain information about the creator and other associated information in the form of metadata. What’s more, the use of metadata will open up the possibility of using keywords embedded in images. Photography websites can now have their images displayed when searchers use their targeted keywords.

In fact, websites that deal with quality high-definition images can now monetize their photos better with Google Images. With their credit and information available for every photo, the copyright acts are bound to get tighter. Instances of photos being misused or discredited will get fewer, that is the hope of the netizens in general.

Let us, instead, look at what this credit and metadata is all about. This metadata and credit title can be embedded into the image itself. You have to understand that this information is not automatically embedded. You have to do it separately. When both these information boxes are ticked, Google will display the information along with the image.

There is one aspect you have to consider, especially if you are using WordPress plugins. A number of these plugins can actually remove the metadata from the image. This happens by default. Before you use these plugins, check the settings carefully before going ahead with it, so that the embedded image information is not deleted. Here are some tools that allow you to add metadata and other info: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe PhotoShop, GIMP, ACDSee Pro, PhotoMechanic, FotoStation, Extensis Portfolio and ExitTool, among others.

Author:- Debajyoti Banerjee is the Founder, Director & CEO of Seven Boats - A leading digital marketing agency & digital marketing training institute in India since 2011. He is a TEDx Speaker, Google & LinkedIn Certified Digital Marketer & Trainer, Brand Strategist, Consultant & Entrepreneur. B. Tech in computer engineering & post graduate diploma in Marketing, Debajyoti has 18+ years of domain experience and successful track records in digital marketing services & digital marketing training with 500+ clients & 100K+ students in 165+ countries. He has been invited & felicitated by 25+ Top B Schools & universities including London Business School, AICTE ATAL FDP, UGC-HRDC, IIM Shillong, IIM ROHTAK, IIT KGP, IIT Guwahati, Calcutta University, Ranchi University, St. Xavier’s, Brainware, Techno India, JIS Group, Jaypee Group, Shikshayatan Foundation, IIEST Shibpur, Bhavan’s, ICFAI Business School, GITAM Deemed University, Swami Vivekananda Group of Institutions & many more. He has been awarded with more than 20 national awards and he has received notable media coverage. Learn more



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