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Feedback: The “image use” reporting & accounting tool

Feedback is Laidback Solutions’ effective reporting tool for use of copyright images. It is installed on a server and is used by magazines, newspapers and image agencies, etc.,

Many publications waste time manually creating reports of image use and payment figures for different image sources. Often this is a tedious process executed from the paper version of the magazine. Image agencies are also often faced with re-entering this information into their own business systems. For Image Agencies this means a detailed report resulting in accurate and faster payments.

There is a better way – Feedback is the solution to ending this time consuming process for both parties.

Feedback reports, the advantages for publishers

With Feedback creating reports of image use is easy:

Publisher uploads the PDF with the finished magazine to the Feedback server.
Feedback extracts the images from the PDF, then extracts and handles metadata and sorts all the images by copyright holder. Any images with missing information or duplicates, or other information which may affect your reporting are highlighted.
Select the image source or image agency for which you wish to produce a report and click report. Define your preferences for the report. The finished report can be emailed or if the image agency has an own Feedback system, the report can be sent directly to their system! Reports can include full usage payment details per supplier.

Advantages for Image Agencies

Image agencies benefit from having their own Feedback server. When publishers create reports in Feedback, the report can be sent directly into the image agency’s system.

With Feedback receiving data of image use is easy:

Receive complete digital reports which can easily be exported to chosen format and imported into your existing business systems (excel, xml, html, PDF, csv)
What about web? Feedback can import XML feeds from webpages for reporting.

  • Files can be uploaded with the Feedback client or an ordinary FTP-client.
  • Both client and server can be run on Windows and Macintosh.
  • Feedback handles metadata both as IPTC and XMP.
  • Return of investment can often be achieved within weeks.

Feedback can be easily integrated to MediaFiler and sold in the UK by The Digital Asset Lab.

Feedback is a product from Laidback Solutions.