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Author Topic: Do buyers get any photographer information when they purchase our files?  (Read 1799 times)

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j2k

« on: June 04, 2008, 10:57 »
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I'm wondering what kind of information is available to buyers when they buy one of our files. 

Let's assume that the buyer wants to credit the photographer - is that name included with the file, or do they have to check the photographer's profile on agency's website?  What if the real name is hidden and only a nickname available? 

I put my name in the file's metadata but doesn't it get stripped by the agency anyways?

The company that I work for purchased a couple of vectors from istock, and there wasn't any information about the artist besides his user profile.

Any experiences?


RT


« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 11:44 »
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I'm wondering what kind of information is available to buyers when they buy one of our files. 

Let's assume that the buyer wants to credit the photographer - is that name included with the file, or do they have to check the photographer's profile on agency's website?  What if the real name is hidden and only a nickname available? 

I put my name in the file's metadata but doesn't it get stripped by the agency anyways?

The company that I work for purchased a couple of vectors from istock, and there wasn't any information about the artist besides his user profile.

Any experiences?


I can't speak about vectors but when I buy photo's from iStock some have the IPTC information attached and some don't, I don't know why.

If the IPTC data is attached some people add their details in the copyright box.

However if you're concerned about getting a credit, check what you have written in the copyright section of your approved files (I don't mean the IPTC data I mean the section next to keywords and categories on your iStock file when you go to edit it) because if a buyer did feel the urge to credit you that is the information they should use.


 

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