This is an accepted article with a DOI pre-assigned that is not yet published.The highest amount of published information on paper is contained in visualizations such as 2D and or 3D plots. Supporting a generic research workflow, plotID provides tools that can a) create and anchor a reference (ID code, URL,...) for and b) package figures, data, code and parameters used to create the figure. The code is provided as tools with small impact, that need to be used consciously by the researcher and does not aim to relieve the researcher of his duty to keep his digital working environment organized. The exported packages help immensely to make results reusable and repeatable. The initial implementation was created in Matlab and used internally before rewriting the tool in the Python programming language, for easier distribution and adaption to diverse environments.