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Google Images will display creator and credit information

It plans to add copyright notice information as well.
Mallory Locklear, @mallorylocklear
September 27, 2018
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While it's easy to find an image of pretty much anything you want on Google, it's not always easy to find credit information for that image. But Google is looking to change that, and it has teamed up with media and image organizations CEPIC and IPTC to bring rights-related metadata to Images. Now, when you find an image on Google Images, you can click the menu icon and then "Image Credits" to see both creator and credit information. Google says it will add copyright notice information in the coming weeks.

"Employing IPTC metadata standards in Google Images results will help ensure proper attribution of credit and support photographers' copyright, while also boosting the discoverability of content and creators," PhotoShelter CEO Andrew Fingerman said in a statement. "This is a win for the professional photo community."

This move is part of a larger overhaul of Google Images that the company is undertaking. Google announced earlier this week that it's improving Images' ranking algorithm, bringing product tags to images featuring items you can buy and introducing Lens to Images.

Earlier this year, Google made some changes to Images, including a removal of the "View Image" link, as part of a copyright dispute settlement with Getty Images.

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