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Google features rights info; Squarespace to support rights metadata May 28, 2020

  Google and a persistent photographer each provide a victory for artists’ rights Beginning today, May 27, 2020, Google Images will display image rights metadata just under an image’s preview rather than hiding it behind a link. And in a separate victory for artists rights metadata, website hosting company SquareSpace… Read more

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Update: Photo Mechanic adds Licensor fields May 4, 2020

The entire Licensors structure is now available in Photo Mechanic; Google Licensable will expose two of the fields Photo Mechanic has released support for the PLUS Licensor metadata fields that will be exposed in the new Google Licensable feature. You’ll find it in Photo Mechanic 6, Build 4538, and later.… Read more

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Optimizing images for WordPress April 28, 2020

Optimizing images for WordPress. There’s been a lot of digital ink spilled on the subject. There are tons of urban myths swirling around. There’s stuff that’s true, stuff that was true five years ago, stuff that was never true, and stuff that’s way over complicated or just plain wrong.

But the real lowdown, circa early 2020, is stupid simple.

You don’t optimize images for your WordPress site. WordPress does it.

All you have to do is upload a good quality image, at the largest size your site will need, saved at a JPEG compression of 82 or higher.

And, by the way, make sure you have ImageMagick enabled as your imaging library.

That’s it.

Now here’s the long-read version Read more

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