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What do you use to keyword your images

Photoshop
36 (31.6%)
Imatch
2 (1.8%)
Windows
1 (0.9%)
Iphoto
0 (0%)
other
62 (54.4%)
I don't keyword my image before I submit them
13 (11.4%)

Total Members Voted: 104

Author Topic: What do you use for keywording  (Read 18434 times)

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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2010, 18:13 »
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I use an older addition of iViewMediaPro. Very easy to to generate keywords with.


Punit Patel

  • www.photoshopmagic.co.in
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2011, 07:55 »
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Lightroom has proved to be the simplest & fastest way to keyword images. Most of all if you plan to save time use Yuri's keywording tool and embed the keywords in lightroom.

link for keywording tool by Yuri Arcurs.

http://www.arcurs.com/keywording/

Keywords should describe what is physically and prominently visible in the image. Try to avoid use of subjective words unless they are relevant to the image.

Always keep yourself in buyers shoes and think if you want to buy an image what keywords would you type to find an image. If you feel you would not use certain keywords avoid them. Hope this helps

Thanks,
PM

« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2011, 08:02 »
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I am using Linux, so I do not have much to choose from.

For keywording, I use exiv2.

« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2011, 11:54 »
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We use our in-house software, it fills the data like copyright and author automatically, spell-checks the title, description, and keywords, counts the keywords and words in the description, gets rid of duplicates, has an ability to sort keywords by priority, has an ability to detect if files have identical keywords... etc...:) and then you just drag and drop the files onto the software's window and fills in all the fields.

« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2011, 12:13 »
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I use photoshop - put keywords at the end of image processing. Perhaps not the fastest way... Are those external programs mentioned in this thread able to add IPTC info to 16-bit TIFF files?

(I know IrfanView is very slow for that as it needs to open the file before I can edit IPTC so it would certainly not be any faster than photoshop)

Lightroom isn't my choice because it always sorts keywords alphabetically which isn't good for fotolia and possibly for some other sites.

« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2011, 12:24 »
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I use PS it seems to do a great job. Interesting to see all the different ways!

« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2011, 13:21 »
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the new microstocksubmitter software has a quick meta function for keywording.  if you only upload 50 images per site each month its free and pretty reasonably priced if you upload more I think we should be supporting this software it is actively being improved every day

Punit Patel

  • www.photoshopmagic.co.in
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2011, 04:31 »
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Bridge, pro stock master have also proved helpful

« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2011, 11:43 »
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I use Yuri's keyword tool then apply in photoshop after post processing..

RacePhoto

« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2011, 22:40 »
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Depends and various, sometimes I use one to start and the other to finish. For quick changes I use Irfanview or Prostock Master. But the best for applying data to all fields that all agencies will read?

BreezeBrowser

It saves Legacy and Modern Adobe versions, at the same time.

Finding the words, I pretty much do that myself based on what people will actually search for, not a stretch of insanity that someone may be looking for inflatable, circular, pressurized, rubber, object, instead of just typing in Balloon? Come on, get real!

I still think people are kidding themselves with the obscure variations in their keywords. And like the seashells, bottles on a towel on the sand, with Red and other not matching words. The pictures sells because of the image, not because people are looking for something else and are taken by the amazing shot they found that doesn't match what they are searching for.

The best keywords are the simple truth.

I can explain it to any fisherman, or someone who has fished in hopes of getting that big catch. (hey kind of like selling photos isn't it?) The first question when someone shows a big fish is, what bait did you use? Somehow the success is attributed to the lure, not the skill of the fisherman. So others will go out and buy the same bait, because they will catch big fish with it.

Carry that down to people spamming keywords and making sales, so others think, if I add 100 keywords, I'll get more sales. But what's missing is What's In The Picture" how well was it shot? People don't sell junk photos they sell well produced, well lighted, desirable photos of subjects that buyers want. They don't see a photo because it has been keyworded with spam or all the words in the thesaurus that are close to what's in the image,.

So the new people buy the same bait, hoping that their image will sell better, but it's not the words and not the bait, it's the actual skill of the photographer/fisherman that makes the sale.

Nice camera, I bet it takes good pictures.  ;)
Oh you have 50 keywords, I bet that image gets a lot of downloads?  ???

It may be important to have good tools and knowing how to use them is next, but in the end, it's the technique for the fisherman or photographer that produces the results, not the BAIT!

« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2011, 04:59 »
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Photo Mechanic

ginasanders

« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2011, 06:38 »
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CaptionWriter

« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2011, 09:57 »
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mortenkjerulff - digikam very useful on Linux, I use it.

« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2011, 13:46 »
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I use Adobe Bridge.

« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2011, 14:11 »
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I was using Yuri's tool for a while:
http://arcurs.com/keywording/

Then I found Find keywords page:
http://www.findphotokeywords.com/

Right now I am trying to make my own page on Google Apps (not really ready for prime time yet :-))
http://stockphotokeywords.appspot.com/

« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2011, 14:24 »
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« Last Edit: February 09, 2011, 14:26 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2011, 17:39 »
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I actually made one using 2 javascripts I found on the internet and coded it into an html page to serve as my keyworder.  Course now I haven't used it for months and just use irfanview and type them all up.


« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2011, 18:45 »
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I use picWorkflow keywording interface of course ;) I used Lightroom originally.

« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2011, 02:47 »
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Try PhotoStock, software for microstocks photography sellers, for editing IPTC. List of images in one place.

- copy and paste IPTC data
- search in IPTC
- offline (archive) folders only with thumbnails
- and more...

http://www.sovpag.com/files/photostock.zip [nofollow]

« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2011, 04:03 »
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Try PhotoStock, software for microstocks photography sellers, for editing IPTC. List of images in one place.

- copy and paste IPTC data
- search in IPTC
- offline (archive) folders only with thumbnails
- and more...

http://www.sovpag.com/files/photostock.zip

Is there an English language version?

« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2011, 04:13 »
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Try PhotoStock, software for microstocks photography sellers, for editing IPTC. List of images in one place.

- copy and paste IPTC data
- search in IPTC
- offline (archive) folders only with thumbnails
- and more...

http://www.sovpag.com/files/photostock.zip [nofollow]

Is there an English language version?


Yes, it's default. If somewhere is a bad translation, I fix it.

« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2011, 04:21 »
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Try PhotoStock, software for microstocks photography sellers, for editing IPTC. List of images in one place.

- copy and paste IPTC data
- search in IPTC
- offline (archive) folders only with thumbnails
- and more...

http://www.sovpag.com/files/photostock.zip

Is there an English language version?


Yes, it's default. If somewhere is a bad translation, I fix it.

It's in another language for me. Because of the settings icon, I think Moznosti means settings right?

« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2011, 04:47 »
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Try PhotoStock, software for microstocks photography sellers, for editing IPTC. List of images in one place.

- copy and paste IPTC data
- search in IPTC
- offline (archive) folders only with thumbnails
- and more...

http://www.sovpag.com/files/photostock.zip [nofollow]

Is there an English language version?


Yes, it's default. If somewhere is a bad translation, I fix it.

It's in another language for me. Because of the settings icon, I think Moznosti means settings right?


Try from menu Nastroje - Moznosti - Jazyk - Anglictina - OK and restart program

Second solution is delete config.ini from application folder...
« Last Edit: May 22, 2011, 04:59 by sovpag »

« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2011, 07:49 »
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ProStockMaster

TheSmilingAssassin

    This user is banned.
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2011, 08:27 »
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I use my brain  :)


 

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