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On the optional side of adding an image there is an option to add "Additional Info".

I'm wondering what this means exactly (what type of info.) and also if it enhances the ability of my images being "Found"

Does anyone have a thought on this?

Thanks

Scott

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29 minutes ago, Scott Gese said:

On the optional side of adding an image there is an option to add "Additional Info".

I'm wondering what this means exactly (what type of info.) and also if it enhances the ability of my images being "Found"

Does anyone have a thought on this?

Thanks

Scott

 

Additional Info is for a further description of the image, it is not searchable. Click on the question mark - it will give this information. I use this field if the 150 characters in the caption is not enough for the information I would like to supply. Not always used.

 

Niels Quist

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Niels

Is this more for technical info. about the image itself, or for a more detailed description of the topic?

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More detailed description of the topic.  I usually just copy the caption and paste it there, but sometimes add more information if I feel it enhances it. 

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I rarely use the additional info.  Have used it to inform buyers if there is any digital alterations to the image.

 

Jill

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I used to use this field more often when it was searchable. Now I occasionally use it to give background info that I think might be of interest to editorial clients.

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I use the Additional Info field more often than not. For editorial images the caption field alone is often too limited in space to fit a good description of the image without compromising the detail in some way. I like to give as much detail as I think an editor might need to decide if my image is the right one for his/her needs.

 

I use Lightroom to write the captions  (and keywords). The detailed caption I prepare in Lightroom is automatically transferred into the additional info field on upload to AIM, unless it is shorter than 150 characters, in which case it simply appears in the caption field. 

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Additional information would convey anything that you want the buyer to know that doesn't fit into other fields. This might be a long winded description of the photo, including interesting facts that might swing a sale your way and help the buyer use the picture or confirm to the buyer that this is the picture that they are looking for.

 

I sometimes add information as to why I have marked a picture as containing property e.g. Pointing out a design on clothing that if removed could mean that the image could be used commercially rather than just editorially.

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I don't use it.

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IMHO this is something like 'further reading' for the viewer/user. I usually put the related (to the topic) link to the article in wikipedia in this field.

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Quite often my captions go over 600 characters but spill over by default into Additional Information. And if I run out of room, I also add "More Info In Additional Information" then paste the whole 600+ there.

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