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« on: January 17, 2007, 12:29 »
I've always admired clever imaginative photo titles.  But, when it comes to stock, I've always labeled my pix something simple and straightforward... TWO RED BOXES - somehow thinking a precise name would be more effective.  Or does the title matter at all? 

i.e. if a photo is of a lady with a scrub pail, would "Cleaning Lady" be a more effective title than "Domestic Goddess" (stumbling here for a clever example...) 

Or - is it all about the keywords?

« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007, 15:54 »
In some sites the title is used also in the search.  IS is one of them, I believe (do you, like me, see the title words repeated in the keyword list? I believe this gives weight to these words in the search).

I believe conceptual images ask for creative titles.  But my brownies will be always named "brownies", not "chocolate delight".  :)


« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 17:02 »
Well, this is funny because I just asked this question this morning, and this afternoon Bryan at LO has commented on a new image saying "Naughty Little Boy is a great title".  Maybe a site like LO could use more hip titles and keep it fairly straight for the others (if I can keep track of things that is!)

Can't figure out how to insert a photo... so here's a link to my "Naughty Little Boy"


« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 17:05 »
yeah i name them simple descriptive words.  perhaps two or three.

On my hard drive however.  things are labeled a little more pedagogically suchas

taken 11th of january 2006, at 12:35 and 12 seconds.

very nice if i edit that file and put it somewhere else, copy and move it again.  I know where the original is... in the folder for that day.

« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007, 17:09 »
Pixart-- if you browse thru the blog on LO, I'm pretty sure Bryan wrote about just that thing...  how the title is involved in a search,  the value of having words in the title and description as keywords and how the net associates to those words..  Worth the read.    peace-tom

« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007, 06:01 »
I recently switched to naming mine using the key elements of the image in a catalog format - my thinking here is that searchers will be able to tell more about the image when viewing it as a small thumbnail. Some examples:

corprate jet, motion-blur, 2:1 frame
planet earth from low orbit, crescent moon, saturated sky
small waterfall, long exposure, square


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