I expected to see the “Licensable” badge show up in Google searches for my images after it had indexed the new site (I switched to Backlight about a year ago) but it didn’t.
I read a bit more about what was necessary as I thought that all the embedded metadata in my originals should have been sufficient. IPTC has a good article explaining the details (Google has support documents too, but theirs are like wading through treacle, IMO).
What I realized is that all my metadata except for one field is stripped out of the watermarked image that’s in the galleries. I know the metadata is read by the upload process (and I’ve now displayed some fields to include helpful information), but Google can only see it if the metadata is in the JPEG displayed on the site.
In general, I’d want all my metadata to be preserved in all versions of my images.
Is there a reason the metadata was stripped from the watermarked versions? I realize I’d have to upload everything again unless you permit reprocessing of master images without re-uploading, but is there a setting I should have had when I built the site?
If it’s just a missing feature, can this be put into the wish list for a future version?