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In this movie, I'll show you how to associate copyright and contact information along with an image. And then save that information along with your web file. I'm working inside a file called Downsampled-panorama.jpg. And it's that file that I went ahead and reduced to a width of 1585 pixels and a height of 598 pixels. Now this is a large enough file that you might want to protect it a little bit. In other words, add your name as the author of the image, add some copyright info, maybe a URL as well.
That doesn't prevent people from duplicating your image. However, it does give people of good faith a chance to give you credit. So here's what you do. You go up to the file menu and choose the File Info command. And I start by adding my name as the author. And because I've done this before, as soon as I type in my name, I see the entire thing. And I'll go ahead and get rid of that semicolon. Next, I'll go ahead and give this image a title, the Grand Canal. Again, it's autotyping for me and I'll drop down to the URL field, and enter my website, which is deep.com.
Now if you want to mark this image as copyrighted, you want to change the copyright status from unknown to copyrighted. And then you want to go ahead and enter in a copyright statement. Now to get to the copyright symbol on the Mac, you just press Option G, as in golf. On a PC it's a little more difficult, you have to press and hold the alt key. And then dial in four sequential numbers on the numerical keypad, which are 0, 1, 6, 9. And then, you release the Alt key. So again, just to show you that once more, it's press and hold Alt, then dial in 0, 1, 6, 9, then release the Alt key.
Anyway, I don't need two copyrights, so I'll just go ahead and grab this one. 2012 Type and Graphics Inc. That's the name of my company. And finally I'll paste in a description that I created in advance. And I'm doing that because I want to show you that the description is the one item that disappears. Anyway, I'll go ahead and click Okay in order to accept that modification. And I don't mean to imply that it disappeared where this image is concerned. I'm saying it'll disappear when we save the image for the Web. So now I'll go up to the file menu and choose the Save for Web command.
I've already set the file format to JPEG. Quality setting is very high. That's exactly what I'm looking for. The only thing I'm going to change is I'm going to switch metadata from Strictly Copyright to Copyright and Contact info. And then I'll go ahead and click on the Save button. And then when the Save Optimized As Dialog Box appears, I'll confirm the file name and then click Save once more. Now in preparation for this movie, I had saved this file in advance. And this is an interesting thing that might happen to you as well. You'll get a dialogue box asking you if you want to replace the original file, in my case I do.
So I'll just go ahead and click the Replace button. That's something I do a lot inside of Photoshop because you may find yourself updating a file several times before you get it just right. All right, now let's go ahead and open that file. I'll press Control O, or Command O on a Mac, in order to invoke the open command. And I'll find that Downsampled-panorama.jpg file I just created. And I'll go ahead and click on the open button. Let's zoom in on that file just a little bit here. And then I'll go up to the file menu. And I'll choose the File Info command to confirm that I saved that metadata.
And then inside the file info dialogue box, I can see my copyright notice, I can see the copyright status, I can see the URL, the author, and the document title. So again, the only thing I lost was the contents of that description field, and frankly, I can live without that. So I'll go ahead and cancel out. And so now you know how to assign copyright data to an image file. Along with an author name and a website, with your final web optimized file.
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