Dollar Keywording – Are You A Victim?

Dollar Keywording – Are You A Victim?

Many image and video libraries still pay more than US $1.00 per image for keywording at a time when companies such as Picsell Media are charging far less. How can this be? The reasons are that those paying the higher amount either don’t know what’s out...
Avoiding Spreadsheet Disasters

Avoiding Spreadsheet Disasters

Sending keywording and other information in spreadsheets is a great way to update image metadata without going through the laborious process of re-uploading the images themselves. But be warned, there are ways that spreadsheets can also cause disasters. The basic...
Make Your Hero Images Super

Make Your Hero Images Super

The hero image – the representative first image that customers see when looking through sets – is vital to promoting sales.  Here’s how to make hero images into superheroes: Make picking hero images a deliberate choice, don’t just go with the...
Helping Avoid the Production Squeeze

Helping Avoid the Production Squeeze

As the number of images being filed continues to grow, many photo agencies are facing a production squeeze – too many images, not enough time to process them. That means metadata is skimpy, perhaps wrong, there’s little or no keywording, and likely there...
A Brand New Approach

A Brand New Approach

Imagine a service that brings together photo agencies, PR companies, retailers and publishers to create the revenue streams from brands appearing in celebrity images – the revenue streams so often promised, but not so often delivered. Now Branded Camera is...
Taxonomy Too Taxing?

Taxonomy Too Taxing?

Creating a great taxonomy for keywording is a never-ending job.  Just when you think you’ve got your vocab perfect – along comes another word, and another, and another. You’d think that by now there would be plenty of taxonomies with every word in...

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