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« on: September 14, 2016, 19:06 »
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I am a new contributor to Dreamstime and fairly new to stock photography in general.  With the other stock sites, it is common for each photo to have a (descriptive) title and a list of keywords.  However, with Dreamstime, they require a separate title and description, then additional keywords.

I'm hoping someone can share the best approach to completing these fields to maximize effectiveness.

Thanks!

Eric


« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 19:32 »
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All of that info should be put in the meta data fields within the image. Are you using photoshop or another Adobe software?

« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 19:38 »
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All of that info should be put in the meta data fields within the image. Are you using photoshop or another Adobe software?

Yes, I'm using Lightroom 6.  Most of the Metadata that I input was before I realized that some of the stock sites would pre-load fields using metadata (which is nice).  I will be changing my application of metadata accordingly.

My main question is the practical difference between title and description in regard to Dreamstime.  How do you approach it?

Thanks!

« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 06:09 »
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All of that info should be put in the meta data fields within the image. Are you using photoshop or another Adobe software?

Yes, I'm using Lightroom 6.  Most of the Metadata that I input was before I realized that some of the stock sites would pre-load fields using metadata (which is nice).  I will be changing my application of metadata accordingly.

My main question is the practical difference between title and description in regard to Dreamstime.  How do you approach it?

Thanks!

I don't know of any agency that does not read metadata. Get that discipline going and you should be fine.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 06:50 »
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All of that info should be put in the meta data fields within the image. Are you using photoshop or another Adobe software?
My main question is the practical difference between title and description in regard to Dreamstime.  How do you approach it?

Thanks!

Say you have a photo of a barn in a wheat field with a blue sky. (I don't have an visual example so use your imagination ;))

A proper title would be: "Barn in a wheat field"

The description would be...well, more descriptive, like:
"A wooden barn with closed doors standing in the middle of a golden wheat field beneath a clear blue sky. Copy-space on the right side of the image."

Generally, in a description, you get more specific about the photo. Use adjectives and complete sentences to describe colors, materials, associations, feelings and emotions.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2016, 06:54 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 08:26 »
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All of that info should be put in the meta data fields within the image. Are you using photoshop or another Adobe software?
My main question is the practical difference between title and description in regard to Dreamstime.  How do you approach it?

Thanks!

Say you have a photo of a barn in a wheat field with a blue sky. (I don't have an visual example so use your imagination ;))

A proper title would be: "Barn in a wheat field"

The description would be...well, more descriptive, like:
"A wooden barn with closed doors standing in the middle of a golden wheat field beneath a clear blue sky. Copy-space on the right side of the image."

Generally, in a description, you get more specific about the photo. Use adjectives and complete sentences to describe colors, materials, associations, feelings and emotions.

PERFECT!  That's the exact advice I was seeking!   :D :D :D

« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2016, 08:35 »
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DT titles I think are limited to something like 50 characters so you need to keep those short or they will be cut off.

SergeStudio

« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 08:37 »
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A note for using Lightroom
My version sort keywords (6.3)... which is not good for some microstock, wanting in order of importance

(Sorry, machine translation)

« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2016, 09:51 »
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^^
Serge, as I remember it has always been like this with Lightroom

(Translation by human: Serge, si je me souviens bien a a toujours t comme a avec Lightroom)

« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2016, 21:20 »
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Some more tips for those titles and descriptions to make them accepted at all agencies:

- Don't start the title with 'a', 'an' or '1' etc.
- Make your description at least 7 words long.
- Add at least 10 keywords, but not more than 50.
- Duplicate all the keywords used in the title and description into the keywords field (some agencies don't search on the title field)
-Take care with special characters, letters with accents, quotes and even apostrophes! these can either truncate the description or lead to unusual characters being displayed - so always have a quick check that all your metadata has been read-in correctly after you have uploaded.


 

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