Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'Keywords'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Alamy Forum guidelines and announcements
    • Forum guidelines
    • Announcements
  • Alamy discussion and community support
    • Introductions
    • Portfolio critique
    • Community support: ask the forum
    • Stock photography discussion and contributor experience
    • Alamy Quality Control and technical talk
    • Let's talk about pics
  • Suggestions and ideas
    • Alamy
    • The Forum

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests


Alamy URL


Images


Joined Alamy

  1. Been in my mind for a long time. Please help. 1) Let's say my caption have "luxury brand shops", is it necessary to include in keywords again? 2) Is supertags necessary to apply? 3) At the Optional section, there is "location". Is it necessary to apply again when caption and keywords already stated the location?
  2. I use Photo Mechanic for adding keywords before submitting images to Alamy. It happens frequently that there is more than 50 keywords. What happens in Alamy's system with the excessive keywords? Are they still kept in the system and in search engines, or does Alamy somehow delete some keywords to fit the 50 figure? AsbjornM
  3. Hello everyone, Lately, I just know that adding too many keywords in Alamy is harmful. For example, here: https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/10741-discoverabiliy-and-keywords/. So, I end up deleting most of my images, because I am in the habit of writing as many keywords as possible (a habit I learn from S..tt..stocks, A.... Stock, etc). So my question is, how many keywords is actually right? What is the "best" number of keywords? This is very confusing because that damn bar is not green if I put too few keywords. It says I don't get good enough discoverability or something.
  4. Hey all, it's about a year ago that I made my first submission to Alamy. With over 6000 photos online and with only a few sales yet I'm thinking about improving keywords and captions. Do you have any ideas what I can do better, should avoid or what mistakes I should definitely correct? Please note that I have already read the guides on keywording on Alamy. Or do I just need more patience? Cheers, Caspar
  5. I have recently worked my way through my back catalogue of images and re key worded them. For example a shot of a ship wreck on the shore line of my local town , firstly I started with fort William Lochaber highlands Scotland uk as my first super tag followed by Loch Linnie boat ship wreck shoreline as the second and then all relevant keywords there after. What I would like to know is would I be better by rather than keeping all similar keywords in one supertag am I better to for example mix them up boat ship wreck shoreline fort William Scotland uk , basically as long as I include all relevan
  6. Hello, everyone. Really enjoying this forum so far. I am brand-new, and haven't found an answer for this yet in my forum or Alamy instruction search so far. I was in the process of putting my first image on sale, and trying to figure out the best method for choosing which excess Lightroom tags I wanted to delete. I deleted a few, and wasn't seeing any changes to the number of tags. I then counted the tags, and realized that although the screen was saying there were 50/50 tags, there were actually a lot more showing. (Before I counted, I had assumed Alamy had already deleted excess tags on impo
  7. I use Lightroom for keywording, and for some bizarre reason it capitalizes the word "people" without my consent. Does anyone know if the Alamy search algorithm distinguishes capitalized from non-capitalized words?
  8. hello it takes more than 42 keywords to get the good discoverabiliy! this is really important because it is sometimes very difficult on some images ?? is the title more important ?? thanks for sharing your experience
  9. By sheer chance, I happened to get on and off the Glasgow underground at the same stations as Gordon Buchanan, the wildlife film-maker, on Monday. He was with his daughter so I didn't speak to him or take his photo (underground lighting?! packed for rush-hour!) I'm not a paparazza. On Tuesday, I noticed I'd had a search on Gordon Buchanan. Sadly, I have no pictures of the man; but I have a photo of the landmark building (now a TGI Friday) on the corner of Gordon St and Buchanan St in Glasgow. What were the chances?
  10. I always keyword and caption in lightroom before uploading. Can any one explain that if I keyword the tif image and export to jpeg, the keywords and caption are intact when uploaded to Alamy. Yet if I keyword and caption a jpeg image in lightroom the keywords and caption are Missing upon upload? My last upload had a mixture of both, so it's not a batch problem.
  11. I thought I must have had a blonde moment when I keyworded a recent upload and used the keyword Hosta several times. https://www.dropbox.com/s/n2tjwpes4bv3cny/Keywords.jpg?dl=0 but when I got to the end of Managing the keywords, I realised it was because I'd put e.g. Hosta 'Paradise Island', or Hosta 'Funny Mouse', which is the standard way of naming cultivars, but the system had split them. Confirmed when I looked at my original keywording before uploading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mztvtnr5vk4wxwv/KWs original.jpg?dl=0 Note that not only is the phrase split, but the
  12. Hello all, Is there a way to indicate an "anti-keyword" for an image? That is to say, to set a search term that you have as a part of a keyword and you don't want your image to be find. For example: I have many photos of a place called "La Mola", and everytime some client searches the term "Mola mola" (which is in fact a scientific name of a fish), many of my images appear, penalizing its CTR. The solution for me would be that I could indicate in the AIM that those images don't get searched by "Mola mola", only by "Mola" or "La Mola". Maybe the "anti-keyword" should look
  13. I have just spent a long time (yawn) selecting keywords for some new images and was wondering if there is an easier way to select them. I use the microstock keyword tool but cannot always find the required words or phrases! Was just wondering if there is a way to create a list to choose from, i.e. with a click!
  14. Hi all, Although I have been registered with Alamy since 2015, it is only this year that I have started taking it seriously and uploading in volume, and this is my first forum post (although I have been lurking for a while). As I understand it the CTR rating is key to how high up your images appear in searches (is that right?), so I have taken care to keyword properly. But no matter how relevant I make the keywords my images are appearing in searches that bear no relevance to the image. As an example a couple of days ago a user searched for ‘Washing Up’ and my images of a young chil
  15. I have started uploading to live news recently and placed some images on Christmas Day . I completed IPTC and keywords in Lightroom before submitting to the news feed. I got the usual QC approved message but today (Boxing Day ) when I uploaded more images to the stock feed, I noticed that the news feed images were marked “Not on sale” ....when I added key words in the AIM they want “onsale” .....did i do soemthing wrong in my news feed upload?
  16. Pete Grady

    Reset Button

    The reset button should be placed somewhere AWAY from the +/add symbol in the keyword box in the Mandatory info panel. It's too easy to get going along and hit that button rather than the small plus sign.
  17. Why oh why oh why does Alamy completely lose all my supertags from some of my recently uploaded and keyworded images ? I remember actually tagging them all recently and saving but now all gone. no wonder my sales have slumped. It's bad enough that we have to re-tag our older files uploaded but to find that recently tagged images have defaulted back to zero supertags is astonishing and very frustrating. Now I have to go through every image to check. It's absolutely ridiculous and needs addressing as soon as possible. Rant over.
  18. Hi I’ve read an article by an Alamy contributor who includes in tagging words such as “copy space left”, “copy space top”, “DPS” (double page spread). The idea is that makes it easier for picture editors to find what they need. This is the first I’ve heard of this approach. I’m not sure I’d want to attempt it - how do I know how my picture will be used? I’m not a picture editor. I think i’ll just stick to tagging for the picture subject. What do you think?
  19. I recently started sending my pictures to an agency in India for keywording,the agency I found (recommended on the Photoshelter site) is keywording for Alamy, Getty etc. Having received several batches back that they had worked on I found quite a few mistakes which made me check very single photo, spent a whole weekend going over one batch of about 50 pics correcting them. Hoping someone can recommend an agency that I can rely on to get it right.
  20. When captioning and keywording, is there any way of syncing various photos. I know this is possible in Lightroom and Photo Mechanic, but I can't see a way in Alamy's native system. Maybe a workaround? Thanks.
  21. Is anyone else frustrated with the lack of development in Lightroom when it comes to keywording? LR has been out for ten years and there has been next to no development in the area of keywording in that time. I have written an open letter to Adobe outlining just ten things that would make a huge difference to us as professional or stock photographers - you can read it here: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/2017/10/an-open-letter-to-adobe-lightroom-keywording-ten-years-of-neglect/ I'd love to get this open letter in front of the powers that be at Adobe - if you agree
  22. Could someone explain why this file (mine) showed on a search for Just Eat? I know it has Eat in the caption and keywords, but I can't see 'just' anywhere. TIA
  23. Has anyone else noticed this: Alamy promises four dedicated language sites – Spanish first Spanish Alamy site now up and running. Good news! Will this mean more direct sales in foreign climes?! Should we (where possible) be including European tags in our images to take account of this (i.e. not just names of things/places, but direct translations of keywords - could then justify using up the 50 tags and turn everything green!)? I have had a quick look at one or two of my images and the translation of the captions is reasonable, but not perfect. Is there anything we ca
  24. I have a wee Acer One 10 netbook running Windows 10. Does anyone know of any (preferably free) software that would enable me to caption and keyword images on it? Thanks in advance Linda xx
  25. Hello everyone I am new here (Passed QC about a week ago). I have prepared more images, but I'd like to make keywording as easy as possible. I have keyworded some of my images in Lightroom and would like to know if Alamy reads image metadata, that I see in LR (keywords, title, description) and will apply them after upload? Michael
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.