Posted Sat May 18, 2013 3:55AM
i realise i would need to make link but i didnt realise i could just drop it into a post/message, can i copy and paste the address of the photo or the link they send back to me ?
Rejected thumbnails are not visible to anyone except yourself, so no. For inquiries regarding keywords, you'll need to host the rejected thumbnail off-site. DropBox is a favoured and free host.
i need to tackle the keyword thing now, am noticing that most pics have dozens of them, so im wondering if there is a keyword finder [software] which makes results that are particularly acceptable to i stock photo, as they seem quite strict [obviously u have to weed out some]
A few people ask about this, but it's really not necessary. DeepMeta will tell you if iStock understands your keyword by picking it out in green. Then, you must select one of the meanings offered – a process that iStock refers to as 'disambiguation', though I prefer 'clarification'.
Here is an Internet site that helps with keywords. You still need to be very careful to include only keywords that strictly apply to your image. Keyword what you see.
If your keyword appears in blue in DeepMeta, it will still appear in your keyword list. However, when iStock translates your keywords for its foreign language sites, those blue keywords will not be translated.
I saw that u use the term "photograghy" for a couple of "road pot hole " pix, can u explain why the term would apply more to a pot hole than something else that was photograghed , or am i missing something [smile]. am asking because i would have expected that term to be rejected, i am trying to understand the rationale behind search terms
It's a fair question. The keyword 'photograph' applies to any photograph, you can add it to all. How useful it might be is another question.
the info is very helpful, as is studying your portfolio. do u find that the sometimes very long and informative descriptions make a difference to sales? [as opposed to the same pic but with less words]
iStock ignores titles and descriptions. Titles and descriptions are for potential buyers to find via Internet search engines. You can imagine that a photograph titled Fish with a description field that says A fish will not be found by Internet searches.
disturbingly ive just discovered that none of my "live" pics  are searchable, have playe around with keywords etc , using the ones attached to the pic...any ideas
It takes a few days after acceptance for keywords from your keywords list to become active. Secondly, be sure that the keyword(s) you use to search are actually in your keywords list. Thirdly, if you have a key phrase made up of more than one word, always enclose the words in double quotes (for example: "blue background").
(Edited on 2013-05-18 03:57:04 by Whiteway)
Posted Mon May 20, 2013 12:11PM
kept checking back but didnt realize there was 2nd page..duhh.
i have been using that keyword site up to now but havnt yet managed to understand much of what he says [probably an american] .
i know it should be dead simple but he seems [at least to me] to have an odd way with words.
if you are saying that after a while any words in the desription field will show up in a seacrh engine, thats very goode, i will certainly bear that in mind
im slowly getting there [learning the ropes]
(Edited on 2013-05-20 12:38:18 by ImogenPhoto)
Posted Mon May 20, 2013 2:34PM
Posted By ImogenPhoto:
i have been using that keyword site up to now but havnt yet managed to understand much of what he says...
Yuri Arcurs is Danish (I believe).
It's quite straightforward. Put in one or two keywords that relate best to your image. From the images that pop up, tick the boxes on those images that best resemble yours, then click the button at the bottom to get the list of all the keywords that they contain. De-select those keywords that do not apply, then click the button at the top to get a list of the remaining keywords. Copy those keywords to the keywords list in DeepMeta. Make sure they are all valid.
Posted Tue May 21, 2013 9:23PM
have been doing that but , when u have generated the list of key words do u click "more" then start selecting/deselecting
he makes it sound more complicated , i think, than it is
Posted Tue May 21, 2013 11:56PM
Just generate a page of images; select images similar to yours; generate the list of selected keywords; highlight and copy the keywords, then paste into DM's keywords.
I'm not sure that 'More' works properly anyway. If you use it at all, then do so to find more images before you start de-selecting keywords.
Posted Fri May 24, 2013 5:52AM
that explains why i couldnt make it work properly, what is DM's
thanks for ur assistance, will leave u in peace now
(Edited on 2013-05-24 05:55:17 by ImogenPhoto)
Posted Fri May 24, 2013 6:50AM
Posted By ImogenPhoto:
that explains why i couldnt make it work properly, what is DM's
DM = DeepMeta.
Posted Fri May 24, 2013 12:24PM
sorry, i wasnt thinking straight, of coarse it is, for sum reason i was thinking about capture one [my other problem].
finally found my pix in a search , u have to check what licence u want if its an editorial pic, even though editorial is included in a general lincese...ahhhh
Posted Fri May 24, 2013 1:16PM
If you use a Canon camera you can overcome all problems with CaptureOne by using Canon's own Digital Photo Professional (DPP) instead. Like I did.
Posted Sun May 26, 2013 4:34AM
/am off now to look at it, although ive already invested time in capture one and it has siome exellent tools, its just a pain that there forums are closed and there dont seem to be any others about
just looked at it but i need win 7/8 so thats out of the question...but thanks
just had a rejection for an a derilict dingy filled with stones, on a beach because it had a name on the hull, i assume that if i change the license to editorial it would be accepted. but in your opinion would the pic sell better with a general/creative license?, as i could remove the name. but i really dont know if such an image would be wanted in advertising, perhaps i should post u a link to it or just remove the name
(Edited on 2013-05-26 04:45:50 by ImogenPhoto)
(Edited on 2013-05-26 05:22:14 by ImogenPhoto)
Posted Sun May 26, 2013 7:15AM
^ There's always an issue with boat names. I think most people would clone out the name.
Posted Mon May 27, 2013 4:46AM
I wouldn't be 100% certain about this, but I think that a boat such as you describe with just an easily cloned out name might well get a "more suited to the creative collection" rejection. In any case, an image of that type would stand a much better chance of selling in the creative collection.
Posted Tue May 28, 2013 4:12PM
yes maybe thats best, Dave
does anyone know if theres a forum or a channel to officialy complain about the level of service from some the staff. its really getting unbearable in that they sometimes they simply DO NOT take the time read even a well written, single question meassage, they keep sending replys which have absolutly nothing to do with the question ...maybe hard to believe but im not exagerating [and my spelling is corrected too]. what do other people find?
am not tring to run them dowm but something needs fixing as shooting many messages back and forth for one question is wasting their time and mine [ours]
am thinking about quitting or just not sending any more work. would like to hear peoples views before i do that.
(Edited on 2013-05-29 11:08:40 by ImogenPhoto)
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Posted Fri May 31, 2013 2:01AM
no one has repled yet to my above post yet
am not tring to run the staff down but something but shooting many messages back and forth for one question is wasting everyones time ans is very frustrating [see above for detail]. I have given up asking them anything other that one syllable questions
I would very much like to hear from other people to find out if this is a general problem of if its just my bad luck. and if there is an official complaint proceedure
Posted Mon Jun 3, 2013 7:01AM
We're always reading the forums and are here to help. If you feel you're being treated unjustly here on the site you are welcome to contact contributor relations.
Posted Mon Jun 3, 2013 7:07PM
Feel free to contact Contributor Relations. If you have an issue with Keywording and Search please feel free to open a new thread. Please make sure you review this before you post in the future:
KEYWORD FAQ and GUIDELINES