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« on: August 16, 2009, 14:56 »
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Foto-Lia or Fo-Tolia?

In the beginning on this forums I saw the correct abbreviation of FL when talking about Fotolia, but after some time users started to use FT.
FT to Fotolia is like ST to Shutterstock or DS to Dreamstime
As you can see at fotolia.com, lia is emphasized with green so I believe, the correct abbreviation is FL

Any thoughts?


« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 17:13 »
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This must be the thread with the least relevant topic ever here! But I like it! :D
I think that abbreviations (except those that are actually part of spelling like e. g. or i. e.) are a conventional thing that a community decides about, merely by active usage. So there won't be a "correct" abbreviation for fotolia, so regarding the abbreviation it doesn't matter at all which part of the word is highlighted in which way. And fotolia itself doesn't use an abbreviation for their trademark. I have always used FT, and I have no idea why.

sc

« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 17:27 »
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This must be the thread with the least relevant topic ever here! But I like it! :D
I think that abbreviations (except those that are actually part of spelling like e. g. or i. e.) are a conventional thing that a community decides about, merely by active usage. So there won't be a "correct" abbreviation for fotolia, so regarding the abbreviation it doesn't matter at all which part of the word is highlighted in which way. And fotolia itself doesn't use an abbreviation for their trademark. I have always used FT, and I have no idea why.

Because in the States FL is the abbreviation for Florida -
FT is for --- well... Fotolia

RacePhoto

« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 10:13 »
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Not that it matters and I may be wrong (again) but FT works for me as Fot-Tolia now if it's really Photo - Lia all I can say is Oops! This is what I use but everyone is free to make their own "official" set of abbreviations.

BigStock (or BS) = BigStockPhoto
CR = Crestock
CS = CanStock
FP = Featurepics
FT = Fotolia
IS = Istock
123RF = 123 Royalty Free
PM = Panther Media
SS = Shutter Stock
StockXpert (or SX) = StockXpert
VM = Veer Marketplace

Probably not ethical to quote myself as a source, is it?  http://www.talkmicro.com/cafe-micro/930-possible-faq-message.html

Here's a nice link to Micro Terminology:

http://www.arcurs.com/basic-stock-photography-termology-for-photographers

Note the Agency Slang down near the bottom.  ;D
« Last Edit: August 17, 2009, 10:27 by RacePhoto »


 

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