What is Content Credentials (Beta)?
Content Credentials (Beta) is a developing feature that (when enabled) gathers the edits, activity, and attribution information associated with in-progress content. These details are captured as tamper-evident attribution and history data (called content credentials) that creators can attach to final content when exported.
This feature aligns with the upcoming C2PA standard to provide digital provenance across the internet. It creates an open format for sharing information related to the producer’s identity, and the ingredients and tools used to make the content. These ultimately provide useful attribution information for audiences once the producer shares or publishes the image.
Why use Content Credentials (Beta)?
The Content Credentials (Beta) feature in Photoshop is part of a broader project called the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI). The CAI is an Adobe-led community of creators, technologists, journalists, activists, and educators — all focused on addressing digital misinformation through an open, extensible approach for capturing, editing, and publishing content with provenance and attribution.
Learn more about the Content Authenticity Initiative.
When to use Content Credentials (Beta)
The Content Credentials (Beta) feature is most useful for creators when they want to track attribution and provide a layer of transparency for their audience. The feature can be used by both casual and professional artists alike to capture their editing process and add edits and attribution to their work to share with their viewers, plus ensure they receive credit as it is published and shared.
Behance supports Content Credentials (Beta) in the single image viewer, where creators can display the content credentials attached to their work. Creators can also check the digital attribution history of creative work and explore that information further in Verify.
Learn more about how to use Content Credentials (Beta) in Adobe Photoshop.