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Author Topic: Why SS got special requirements for editorial captions?  (Read 2248 times)

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« on: September 13, 2016, 13:11 »
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All other agencies simply tag image as editorial type and do not require special treatment.


« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 13:16 »
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All other agencies simply tag image as editorial type and do not require special treatment.
No they don't look at Istock...

« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 13:19 »
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Their business, their rules

I suppose its just another step that unmistakably identifies or tags such images as editorial rather than commercial, and puts the onus on the buyer to use said images within the proper reatrictions

« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 13:42 »
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It's not so much as an agency being fussy or anything, it is simply the format of captioning which is commonly used, and has been so for many years, by professional news publishers and press photographers around the world. The first few characters of the caption quickly enable a busy news editor to identify the Where and When of an image. The rest of the caption will answer the questions What, Who, Why and How. They can then decide if the image is appropriate to their needs. The agencies which demand properly structured captions are not being petty, they are being professional.

« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 17:25 »
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It's not so much as an agency being fussy or anything, it is simply the format of captioning which is commonly used, and has been so for many years, by professional news publishers and press photographers around the world. The first few characters of the caption quickly enable a busy news editor to identify the Where and When of an image. The rest of the caption will answer the questions What, Who, Why and How. They can then decide if the image is appropriate to their needs. The agencies which demand properly structured captions are not being petty, they are being professional.

It's good for sales too.   I am pleased with the performance of my editorial images on shutterstock much more than elsewhere and try to use their captioning on other sites, too.

« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 03:50 »
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All other agencies simply tag image as editorial type and do not require special treatment.

The editorial captions are also required by DP, BT and IS.

« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 08:46 »
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If this is just how it should be presented on their website. It could be generated from EXIF: creation date and GPS location.


 

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