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« on: February 10, 2009, 16:17 »
In your IPTC data, do you put more info than these 3:

- Description
- Keywords
- Title

Do you recommend to add other info?
I am completely new at this!

Thank you.

« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 16:33 »
I also always fill fields : Author, Description Writer, Copyright Status, Notice and Info URL. Since these are the same for all the images, I have it saved as a template. I usually do it in Ps, but it is done in Adobe Bridge as well. I know these are not required but I like to see all of the fields filled :)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2009, 16:46 by goldenangel »

« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 16:45 »
Yes, good idea, I was also wondering if the stocks let you insert your personal information without problem.... but I guess it's okay since you see the photographers sites.

Thank you!

« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 16:48 »
I believe it is OK and the stock sites do not care about it. Some people, though, might feel against putting their personal data in the image.

« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 16:58 »
Do the IPTC info read by ALL the stock agencies? That would be ideal!
I found some people having problems with istockphoto who doesn't read their metadata... hummm ???

« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 17:16 »
I heard it happens occasionally with all the agencies. It happened a few times to me.

For istockphoto you might want to use DeepMeta software, it makes keywording and submission much less painful.

« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 17:47 »
Thanks for the info. There are going to release a new version for Mac, right now I can't download it.

Does it mean that I have to 're-cut and copy' all the data into DeepMeta image per image?

« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 17:52 »
When you do "Fetch all data" in DeepMeta, it downloads all the info about all your previously uploaded images so you should not need to do it again.

« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2009, 17:54 »
 :D Good, that's what I wanted to hear... saved!!!

« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009, 17:59 »
I also add my name, website, location of the image.  I don't think however sites let most of this available.  In FT, for instance, there is an URL but not mine, and I think it's only visibe to myself.  In DT, they show EXIF (camera) data only.  I don't think IS and StockXpert show any data either.

I wonder if downloaded images have this info saved?  I downloaded one of mine from StockXpert and everything is there in the original size - the resized versions are empty.


« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2009, 02:49 »
Fotolia and YAY also extract the country. For editorial, landmarks and travel, they should extract more.

As to your question, yes I fill up all possible meta info though less than before. Not for the current stock sites but for sites to come. Flickr for instance extracts all location info: city, sublocation, province, country. I also add a geotag for all shots that aren't in studio. Date/time taken, although in the EXIF, I also put in the IPTC.

I do it for myself, since it's a way to sort photos.


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