Ed Endicott Posted July 21, 2013 Share Posted July 21, 2013 I uploaded a few live news images over the weekend covering the Aurora COLORADO theater shooting memorial events. Alamy edited the captions for me...which most times I appreciate, but this time, I think it was a bit counter-productive. I uploaded 7 images of a carpenter who drove 18 hours from Aurora, Illinois to Aurora Colorado to erect crosses at the memorial. Alamy added "Aurora, Illinois 20 July" to the beginning of my caption. The event did not take place in Aurora, Illinois, it took place in Aurora Colorado. These 7 images were later grouped in with 13 images in which "Aurora, Colorado 20 July" was added...which is fine, but there needs to be some consistency and it should be evident when grouping images together. I uploaded an additional 25 images - and Alamy added "© Ed Endicott / WYSIWYG Foto, LLC/Alamy Live News" to the end of the caption. I don't understand why anyone would do this - Alamy just changed the search algorithm to not include the location of the image or the pseudonym of the contributor because it was messing with the search results. By adding this to my caption, if not changed, these images will show up in searches for my pseudo (without using the advanced search feature), just about any image search that has the word "live" in it which is counter productive to the search. Imagine if my name were John Denver - the search results would be ridiculous. This completely goes against the recent changes. I appreciate the help when it comes to captions but please, take some care in how the editing is done. Thank you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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