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Keyword question: 'Food'

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KathyDewar
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Posted Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:43PM
I'm not sure if this is the correct place for keyword questions but I had 2 rejections today and one of the reasons was keywording, though there were also technical problems. One image was of brussel sprouts, the other of sweet peppers. Both listed 'Food' as a rejected keyword along with 'Healthy Eating' and 'Vegetarian Food'. The colors words 'red' and 'yellow' were also rejected on the red and yellow sweet pepper image.


I'm scratching my head a little about the keyword rejections. I'm not looking for an image critique just a better understanding of the correct way to keyword food images.


Any thoughts why 'food' would be rejected? Or any of the others?
SoopySue
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Posted Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:33PM
Seems wrong from your description, but maybe you should link to the images?
shank_ali
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Posted Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:35PM

The thing that helps me keyword my images Kathy is which words would a buyer use to find my image in our library.Why would a buyer put food/healthy eating/vegetarian food  into the search engine to find a photo of brussel sprouts.


We create files for buyers/designers and must also think as a  buyer using  our search engine.We both use the same CV after all.
KathyDewar
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Posted Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:46PM

Shank, I was thinking along tsimilar lines as well...on the other hand, any combination of the three could help a buyer/designer narrow the search results too.


I link to the pictures a little later, I'm just about to load my kids in the car for gymnastics class.
SoopySue
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Posted Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:54PM
Posted By shank_ali:

The thing that helps me keyword my images Kathy is which words would a buyer use to find my image in our library.Why would a buyer put food/healthy eating/vegetarian food into the search engine to find a photo of brussel sprouts.


Because they want a wide choice of food images?


Because they want a wide choice of images ot illustrate a book on healthy eating?
KathyDewar
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Posted Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:42PM
And because it might be one of those words not every one thinks to use as a keyword, therefore, it might reduce the number of images in a search. OK, maybe not the best thought out concept....


If the keyword 'food' doesn't apply to actual pictures of food, when would it be used?


Here are the links and yes, I see the CA and other technical issues.


Brussel Sprouts: http://a1.vox.com/6a00f48cf1adef000300fa96a4e6110002-pi
Rejected keywords: 'Food', 'Healthy Eating', 'Vegetarian Food'

Sweet Peppers: http://a6.vox.com/6a00f48cf1adef000300fad6b72d660005-pi
Rejected keywords: 'Food', 'Healthy Eating', 'Vegetarian Food', 'red', 'yellow'
(Edited on 2008-10-23 20:43:19 by KathyDewar)

(Edited on 2008-10-23 20:45:06 by KathyDewar)
KarenMower
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Posted Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:35PM

I also see the technical issues.  The fringing is a pretty quick fix.  The peppers could use a "S-curve" adjustment that would make the colors much more vibrant.  if you were going for a 255 white background in both images then that needs some work also.  Become familiar with the dodge and burn tools, they are your friends.


As far as the keywords go.  I don't know what to say.


I see healthy vegetarian food in the first one and red and yellow vegetarian helathy food in the second.  You got me.  If those don't apply, them when do they????


 
emyerson
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Posted Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:45PM

Hi Kathy, sorry for the confusion here. The terms "Food", and "Vegetarian Food" are indeed acceptable on these images. "Red" and "Yellow" are acceptable on the pepper image as well, but I'd sooner use "Red Bell Pepper" and "Yellow Bell Pepper", which are both CV terms.


The other terms removed from these images were all valid removals.


Again, sorry for the confusion there.
MikeCherim
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Posted Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:37AM

Posted By emyerson:

Hi Kathy, sorry for the confusion here. The terms "Food", and "Vegetarian Food" are indeed acceptable on these images. "Red" and "Yellow" are acceptable on the pepper image as well, but I'd sooner use "Red Bell Pepper" and "Yellow Bell Pepper", which are both CV terms.


The other terms removed from these images were all valid removals.


Again, sorry for the confusion there.


Cool. I was thinking those were odd rejections as well.

Mike
KathyDewar
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Posted Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:52AM
Great!  Thanks for the clarification! And I'll use 'Red Bell Pepper' and 'Yellow Bell Pepper' if I shot peppers again too.
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