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The DSLR Field Guide by Michael Freeman

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Captions and Keywords

An important part of managing your images is using captions and keywords. These can be added at any stage of the workflow, and help to make accessing and retrieving images quick and easy.

The standard for doing this is called IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) and it includes entries for descriptions, keywords, categories, credits, and origins. This is important not only for cataloging, but also for selling reproduction rights in images. Captioning images may seem like a chore, but now that stock sales play such an important part in the business of photography, it is essential. Noting the key details of ...

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