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  • There is a crack in everything
« on: November 14, 2012, 19:36 »
So, 20 of my E+s have made it to Getty, not one since last Sunday (4th).
One of them has no keywords, which I see is some sort of bug.
But one has keywords, but some vital ones from my iStock keywords are missing. This looks deliberate, not a bug, but I'm really unhappy about it.

My iStock keywords:
Bird, Animals Feeding, Siskin, Eurasian Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Redpoll, Finch, Two Animals, Passerine, Bird Feeder, Perching, Animals In The Wild, Wildlife, Nature, Selective Focus, Scotland, UK, Europe, Male Animal, Color Image, Photography, Horizontal, Nobody, Food, Seed, Sunflower Seed, Sunflower Hearts, Gripping

Getty keywords:
Food, Nature, Wildlife, Horizontal, Focus, Differential Focus, Europe, Feeding, UK, Scotland, Animals In The Wild, Bird, Finch, Seed, Perching, Colour Image, Gripping, Bird Feeder, Two Animals, No People, Male Animal, Photography, Redpoll, Sunflower Seed, Songbird.

Why on earth would they take out one of the two species completely, and only leave a generic Redpoll and take out the actual species name, Lesser Redpoll? 'Passerine' is far more correct than 'songbird' as a generic.

I think they're trying to tell me/us something.
E+ are mostly lost in the best match on iStock, and they take useful keywords out of the keywords at Getty.

I'm still banned from iStock forums and SM. Is there any way I can contact Getty directly about the expunged keywords?

Many other files also have the species name taken out of the keywords. Luckily, the titles seem to be searchable on Getty (?),  but it still seems a bit odd.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 19:58 by ShadySue »


  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 08:40 »
Replying to self.
The titles are not searchable. One of my Getty files with no keywords has Black-naped Hare in the title and is not findable.

But that file I referenced above IS findable on "Eurasian Siskin" and/or "Lesser Redpoll". The title only has Siskin and Redpoll. But Siskin and Eurasian Siskin and Lesser Redpoll are not in the visible keywords. Also it's searchable under Carduelis cabaret (Lesser Redpoll), also not in the visible keywords on Getty (it's in my iStock keywords but not visible on the file page as it isn't in the CV).

However, 'Carduelis spinus' is also in my iStock keywords, but mapping to Siskin, as it is in the CV (imprecise match as C. spinus is Eurasian Siskin and 'other siskins are available'). However, searching 'Carduelis spinus' doesn't find the file on Getty.

Clearly this is a new learning curve. Anyone know how it works on Getty? It seems ridiculously random at this stage.


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