Infocenter - Manual keywording - how to
How to add keywords correctly?
The basic idea is to add all keywords that will allow users to find your image easily but only in the case that they are looking for the image with the given subject. We have two categories of keywords - "Essential" and "General". Essential keywords are those words that are for the image the most important and relevant. The search engine will give them priority before general keywords. The maximum is 5 essential keywords but you can also add less and even only one keyword when it is needed.
General keywords are all less important subjects on the image. They are, for example, on background, not focused etc.
See our example:
The essential keywords will be "woman", "reading", "and drinking".
The general keywords will be "garden", "lamp", "summer", "garden furniture", "pillow". All those things are in the image but they are not so important. It is likely that not all important words will come to your mind. We recommend you to use our keywording form - it is quite long but it will help you not to forget anything. You can also find some similar images on Pixmac and get the inspiration from them.
What to fill into all fields and is it really needed?
- It is necessary to add Model or Property release when it is needed. Otherwise the image won't be accepted.
- Comment: Here you can add specific comments to the image and attach some message for administrators that will review the image - for example that the particular image doesn't need property release.
- Keywords: Here you can fill in keywords. Essential keywords which are preferred by search engine - here you write most important objects of the image.
Are there any special keywords that I can use?
- Portrait: if there is a person or animal with a headshot and part of the body.
- Profile: if the person or animal is shot from side.
- Eye contact: if the person or animal looks directly into lens.
- Interior/Exterior: if the image is shot inside/outside.
- Nobody: if there is no person on the image.
- Alone: if there is only one person on the image.
- Close up:if the image focuses only on a specific person, place or thing
- Copy space: if there is enough space for inserting some text, for example: