The PLUS License Data Format ("LDF") is an ordered group of fields available for optional
use in embedding and reading image license metadata in digital files and other documents. The
LDF only contains information essential to the understanding of an image license. The LDF does
not include other information about the image, such as captions, which can be embedded using IPTC.
The LDF will be used by a broad range of licensors and licensees. It is not expected that any
user will make use of the full range of fields. Each user will have full discretion in determining
which fields will be used (or ignored) in that user's licensing workflow. The LDF is not a
licensing interface, but is a metadata "schema" for an embedded image license. PLUS LDF will reside
"under the hood" in a broad range of applications used in digital asset management, imaging and
licensing, allowing users to easily access and read the license information associated with an
image. In addition, PLUS LDF metadata will be accessed via PLUS "file info" panels or "property"
dialogs in common applications.