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« on: March 12, 2014, 01:35 »
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I am wondering a technical problem.

There are lot of photos added with text, like this picture:

 http://www.shutterstock.com/zh/pic-166482245/stock-photo-potatoes-on-white-background.html?src=1f71RmQEmRoYP29ly9e52Q-1-31   

I want to know what software you guys used for doing this kind of work, and the format of the picture is still the JPEG? or something else? and if it's JPEG, how can the buyer change those example words into their owns and keep the style of those characters no changing?

I think add some texts in the isolated shoots will promote the value of a simple picture. But I don't know how to do it, there is anyone can help me? Thank a lot!


« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 06:13 »
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If the text is in a jpg, it's not editable.

I really don't understand why anyone would like to buy images with text that needs to be erased before the actual use? Does these images sell? Do they sell better than images withtout text?  Are there really "designers" that don't understand the potential of the image without sample text (but still are capable of erasing the text in Photoshop) ?

I think images with text should be rejected...

« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 07:05 »
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Agree when I started out I put text on some images which were rejected - don't think designers need to know where to put text. Perhaps someone who has sold images like this will tell me they are succesful?

stock-will-eat-itself

« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 07:21 »
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I think add some texts in the isolated shoots will promote the value of a simple picture. But I don't know how to do it, there is anyone can help me? Thank a lot!

If anything it puts designers off buying the image, Its just extra work to remove the text, serves no purpose whatsoever.
I don't know why agencies accept these it makes them look amateurish.

« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 07:24 »
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I do put text like "Happy Valentine's Day" or "Happy Easter" in some of the illustrations that I have created. Being only around a year in stock, my thinking is that non-designers who just want to purchase the image to use as an electronic greeting card will do so. I have sold a few; not that many. This is just my theory :)

« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 08:55 »
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I think add some texts in the isolated shoots will promote the value of a simple picture. But I don't know how to do it, there is anyone can help me? Thank a lot!

If anything it puts designers off buying the image, Its just extra work to remove the text, serves no purpose whatsoever.
I don't know why agencies accept these it makes them look amateurish.

I don't understand why the buyer will purchase those photos, and how to use it, but I had ever saw one of these kind of pictures showed on the local bus as advertisement. And I think this kind will be sold, but I don't know why~~~

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 09:01 »
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I think add some texts in the isolated shoots will promote the value of a simple picture. But I don't know how to do it, there is anyone can help me? Thank a lot!

If anything it puts designers off buying the image, Its just extra work to remove the text, serves no purpose whatsoever.
I don't know why agencies accept these it makes them look amateurish.
I don't understand why the buyer will purchase those photos, and how to use it, but I had ever saw one of these kind of pictures showed on the local bus as advertisement. And I think this kind will be sold, but I don't know why~~~

Maybe it was sold despite the text, rather than because of the text.
i.e. maybe for the image you saw, that was the actual image the designer/client liked, and there was no similar without text.

« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 10:13 »
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I think add some texts in the isolated shoots will promote the value of a simple picture. But I don't know how to do it, there is anyone can help me? Thank a lot!


If anything it puts designers off buying the image, Its just extra work to remove the text, serves no purpose whatsoever.
I don't know why agencies accept these it makes them look amateurish.

I don't understand why the buyer will purchase those photos, and how to use it, but I had ever saw one of these kind of pictures showed on the local bus as advertisement. And I think this kind will be sold, but I don't know why~~~


Maybe it was sold despite the text, rather than because of the text.
i.e. maybe for the image you saw, that was the actual image the designer/client liked, and there was no similar without text.



http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-25671838/stock-photo-painting-summer-landscape-with-blue-sky.html

This is the picture I saw in the cabin of bus, and it is the 39th in top 100 popular pictures at SS, and there are many files added sample text in every stockphoto site.

If them sold good not because the text, and why the author will spend time to do this extra but useless work? I think design the style of characters is more complex than shooting.

This is why I think there may be a special software or file format they used.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 14:30 »
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I think add some texts in the isolated shoots will promote the value of a simple picture. But I don't know how to do it, there is anyone can help me? Thank a lot!


If anything it puts designers off buying the image, Its just extra work to remove the text, serves no purpose whatsoever.
I don't know why agencies accept these it makes them look amateurish.

I don't understand why the buyer will purchase those photos, and how to use it, but I had ever saw one of these kind of pictures showed on the local bus as advertisement. And I think this kind will be sold, but I don't know why~~~


Maybe it was sold despite the text, rather than because of the text.
i.e. maybe for the image you saw, that was the actual image the designer/client liked, and there was no similar without text.



http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-25671838/stock-photo-painting-summer-landscape-with-blue-sky.html

This is the picture I saw in the cabin of bus, and it is the 39th in top 100 popular pictures at SS, and there are many files added sample text in every stockphoto site.

If them sold good not because the text, and why the author will spend time to do this extra but useless work? I think design the style of characters is more complex than shooting.

This is why I think there may be a special software or file format they used.

The file format has to be jpeg.
Did the bus pic show the text exactly as on the SS file? I wouldn't have thought so. One could easily set it up in Photoshop then flatten it.
I don't seem to be able to zoom into the photo (?), but the font looks pretty standard.
Maybe there isn't an option of this exact useful-looking, attractive image without text.

« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 14:46 »
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You know Shutterstock will limit the visibility of images with text in them.


 

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