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Photoshop Discussion / Problem with keywords in Bridge
« on: April 03, 2017, 06:50 »
Hi,
I have the following problem:
I write my titles, descriptions and keywords with Bridge. When I upload such a file to SS for example, I see that the file has only the first 64 characters for keywords. If I open the file in another program like Irfanview I see also only first 64 characters. I tried separating kw with comma, semicolon, no change.
I guess Bridge is the problem. Any idea?
Thank you.

LE: Admin , please delete this message. It works with semicolon :)

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General Stock Discussion / How should I mark my photos?
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:25 »
Hi,
I hope I'm in the right category with this topic.

I want to make some photos and add some Illustrator elements in it. Something like that:  http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-117977548/stock-photo-businessman-pressing-a-spot-in-the-air.html?src=cvDfHUdZUJDsDwyW8T46Hw-2-26&ws=1
This will not be a traced vector or illustration. I will work in PS , add elements from AI and save it as a normal photo.

Should I mark it as photo or illustration? Cause I have seen this kind of pictures marked as pictures or illustrations on SS and FT. Which is technically correct?
Thank you.


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General Stock Discussion / Keywords - Less is better?
« on: August 26, 2014, 06:23 »
Hi,
A while ago I saw a little movie with somebody from DT Board suggesting that on DT less keywords is better and that she would recommend maximum 30. Trying to find that movie again(no success) I found this:
http://blog.dreamstime.com/2014/03/28/keywording-tips-dt-keymaster_art40307
and I quote:
"Although many will disagree, defining your image with as few as 10 keywords is a good way to improve sales. It is very important to have the most relevant words in your list. Skip the fluff. When people have 50 keywords and only two match the buyer's search words, they will be further down the page(s) than someone with 10 keywords of which two match. It's a matter of percentage, 2 out of 50 is 4%, 2 out of 10 is 20%. That is one of the algorithm secrets (ssh, don't tell). "

So , if an image has 50 keywords will appear in more searches than one with 10 but lower on order.

My question is: does anybody know if this thing works the same on other sites? especially SS.
Thank you.


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General Stock Discussion / Working with models - please help
« on: January 10, 2014, 06:51 »
Hi,
I am in microstock from 2012 producing illustrations 95%, photos 5%. Now I want to develop my photograpy portofolio and i want to work with models. I did the research, prepare every detail, I did tests, etc. I am ready for my first photo shoot(that will produce microstock photos) with a model. Still, I have a few questions that remains unanswered. If you have experience and you are not IS exclusive, please help me:

1. How much do you spend on average on a photo shoot? Model, make-up, etc - total only.

2. How many photos do you produce on average in a photo shoot? I'm interested on how many pictures do you get accepted.

3. How much time passes by until you recover your investment? Days, weeks, months...

I know it depends on how many hours you book the model, but i just want to make an idea and to have some figures to compare with.
More hours, more money spent, more photos, I know. I just want to make some calculations.

Thank you and please excuse my english .

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