Keywording Tips from a DT Keymaster

posted on 28th of march, 2014

These tips are presented from a buyer’s perspective and from my experience in keymastering many images. I worked at companies that purchased stock images and designers at those large companies needed to be able to find images fast and easy. They did not spend a lot of time refining searches, nor care who the photographer/illustrator was. They paid what they had to if the image fit their need and if they found the perfect image in a short amount of time they came back for more.

Please note: all image examples were chosen as visual aids, not necessarily because of their keywords.

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Posted by Chrishumphreys1 on September 01, 2015
Red, super great article! Thank you!

Quick question… Do you suggest leaving out adjectives in the description? For instance is the description "Bride holding wedding bouquet of red roses" better than "Beautiful bride holding elegant wedding bouquet of vibrant red roses." I'm guessing from your article that you would go with the simpler description, but just wanted to confirm that. Thanks again!!
Posted by Owsspawg on August 30, 2015
Just read this it is a great resource and answers a lot of questions and give solid real world advice. Is going to help me a lot in getting my stock photos organized and listed currently.

Posted by Adepooler on August 01, 2015
Invaluable, especially for a newbie like me.
Thank you

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