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The feature is part of a new Photoshop initiative called Content Credentials that will help better log metadata and link to people’s crypto wallet addresses right from Photoshop. Belsky told The Verge that the image editing software will the feature as a save option “by the end of this month.”
“It will be able to take whatever you’re working on and it will assist you in packaging it and preparing it along with the attribution capabilities … for some of the popular minting platforms and blockchains out there,” Belsky said of how the feature will work.
He explained that the tool will give people the ability to “cryptographically” sign their creations, and will work with open-source marketplaces to have that information openly displayed.
“The blockchain starts from the moment of minting,” Belsky said. “So there’s just no way of knowing whether [an NFT] was right-clicked and saved or created from a product or not, from down to the pixels.”
According to The Verge, this feature could also help tackle art theft — where people mint art as an NFT that they didn’t create or don’t have the rights to.