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« Reply #75 on: September 08, 2018, 12:47 »
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Just got a nice bunch of end of August sales, marked as "500px Licensing", ranging from $3 to $32. All these must be coming through Getty.


PZF

« Reply #76 on: September 09, 2018, 11:02 »
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My mistake. Sorry.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2018, 11:04 by PZF »

« Reply #77 on: September 26, 2018, 08:03 »
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Hi,
I'm new here but I read you since many years now.

I have a few hundreds of images selected by Getty from my 500px portfolio (they sent me an email with the link to my portfolio at Getty).
Unfortunately, on Getty my images have no descriptions and the keywords (that are both in the metadatas and in 500px) have been replaced by terrible keywords : only very generic keywords, no places, countries or city names. I have a close up of an eye that does not have the keyword 'eye'.
It seems to be the same for all images from their "500px collection". I even found a horse keyworded "goat".


I contacted 500px 2 weeks ago about this but I have no answer....

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #78 on: September 26, 2018, 09:09 »
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Hi,
I'm new here but I read you since many years now.

I have a few hundreds of images selected by Getty from my 500px portfolio (they sent me an email with the link to my portfolio at Getty).
Unfortunately, on Getty my images have no descriptions and the keywords (that are both in the metadatas and in 500px) have been replaced by terrible keywords : only very generic keywords, no places, countries or city names. I have a close up of an eye that does not have the keyword 'eye'.
It seems to be the same for all images from their "500px collection". I even found a horse keyworded "goat".


I contacted 500px 2 weeks ago about this but I have no answer....

AI or English as a second language, offshore keywording?  ;)

Before someone jumps on that, I have to admire many people on the forum, who are not born English speakers, for doing a wonderful job of handling a strange language. Some people who were born and raised here do worse.

« Reply #79 on: September 26, 2018, 09:25 »
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...Unfortunately, on Getty my images have no descriptions and the keywords (that are both in the metadatas and in 500px) have been replaced by terrible keywords : only very generic keywords, no places, countries or city names. I have a close up of an eye that does not have the keyword 'eye'.
It seems to be the same for all images from their "500px collection". I even found a horse keyworded "goat".


I closed my 500px account a while back, but I have work on EyeEm which has a similar deal with Getty for distribution. It's the same with respect to keywords. Getty removed all the useful ones that identified the location. I can understand adding some of their CV baggage to existing keywords, but cannot fathom why they remove descriptions and keywords that will help an image sell (and in many cases, the removed keywords are in the CV, so it isn't an issue with a missing term.

Files do occasionally sell in spite of Getty's butchery, but I haven't bothered contacting anyone about it because my prior experiences with Getty suggest I should save my breath to cool my porridge :)

« Reply #80 on: September 26, 2018, 09:42 »
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I don't understand either. I guess they don't realize that their keywording is that bad.
I have mainly travel images. They are unfindable  :'(

ShadySue

« Reply #81 on: September 26, 2018, 10:19 »
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Hi,
I'm new here but I read you since many years now.

I have a few hundreds of images selected by Getty from my 500px portfolio (they sent me an email with the link to my portfolio at Getty).
Unfortunately, on Getty my images have no descriptions and the keywords (that are both in the metadatas and in 500px) have been replaced by terrible keywords : only very generic keywords, no places, countries or city names. I have a close up of an eye that does not have the keyword 'eye'.
It seems to be the same for all images from their "500px collection". I even found a horse keyworded "goat".


I contacted 500px 2 weeks ago about this but I have no answer....

AI or English as a second language, offshore keywording?  ;)


They did it before (or was that captions?) and they were just ridiculous. Poor pollyannas ignoring Getty's tech record opted in and then couldn't change back for at least six months. That was generally believed to be outsourced to ESL workers, but I it might have well have been AI.


« Reply #82 on: September 26, 2018, 15:48 »
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Just received an answer from 500px :

'The images that are submitted to Getty Images have some AI (Artificial Intelligence) keywords applied to them, in an attempt to improve the overall discoverability of the collection. At this time we don't have an easy way to modify the keywords once they're submitted, but we're working on a solution for this with Getty Images.'

'Our experts have ensured that the generated keywords get your photos in front of as many potential Buyers as possible.'

ShadySue

« Reply #83 on: September 26, 2018, 16:12 »
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Just received an answer from 500px :

'The images that are submitted to Getty Images have some AI (Artificial Intelligence) keywords applied to them, in an attempt to improve the overall discoverability of the collection. At this time we don't have an easy way to modify the keywords once they're submitted, but we're working on a solution for this with Getty Images.'

'Our experts have ensured that the generated keywords get your photos in front of as many potential Buyers as possible.'
Mwahahaha
Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.


 

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