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Photo Training

File Format:

Anistock accepts RGB JPG files only. TIFs, PNGs and PSDs will be declined. CMYK images will also be declined.

Image Size:

Anistock accepts files of at least 8 megapixels/1280x 780 in size however a larger files size will get priority treatment, any file smaller will be declined. Anistock offers all images at 1 price point where the customer can then re-size the image to any specified size and download as many sizes as they wish, so it's in your best interest to provide an image in the largest pixel dimensions possible. Anistock will automatically create all the different smaller size files from the full resolution file that you upload.

Suitability

In addition to technical quality, Anistock judges images on their suitability as stock. Stock images need to be useful to designers. An image is suitable as stock when it has a well-defined subject, care has gone into the composition, and it describes or shows an object or concept clearly. The difference between a stock photograph and a snap shot comes down to the thought and direction that goes in beforehand.

Images may come in a variety of concepts or literal representations. They may demonstrate different degrees of technical execution and overall production. However, if an image is just thrown together - a snapshot - then it won't work at all for a designer and is not suitable for Anistock.

Metadata/Key wording

Enter a Description

10 words or less describing the image subject or theme.

  • Example of what to submit:
    "Stock Photo with blue moon at night"
    Don't lead File Titles with: A1, A, AAA, 1A, etc.
  • Example of what NOT to submit:
    "One Moon at Night" or "1 moon at night"

Description (optional)

Provide a description of the image subject, location, special circumstances, or any other interesting or valuable information regarding the image. Description should not include models' names or ethnicity, trade names or copyrighted material/names.

Keywords

At Anistock we call our keywords "Tags". We prefer between 8 and 20 tags per piece of content. You can have multiple words in a tag; example "blue moon" is counted as one tag. Simply type in your tag (single or multiple words) and hit enter to move on to next tag. Once you review your tags for spelling, Please press the "Save Keywords" button.

Tip: Be specific and keep it relevant. How well you keyword an image determines how often the search engine displays it while a client searches. The trick is to appear in relevant searches; getting in front of the buyer determines the success of an image. But accuracy is essential so we don't irritate clients who want to find something specific.

What is it? Describe the subject of your image. You have 20 words to describe all the pertinent details, and the more specific you are; the more likely your image is to be found by the right searches. What is it? Is it a dog, in a park, barking? Two Love hearts, close up, animation, hearts pumping? A young woman, in a business suit, in an office, on a laptop, against a white background? Then be sure to tell the search engine the correct information. Remember each tag can have multiple words such as "dog barking in park" counts as one tag.

Describe Everything - Be Specific: Be very specific about the subject. For images of people, include physical characteristics, ages, ethnicity, emotion, and mood. Is the woman grumpy? Is the man overweight, or even obese? Is the model animated?

Use a few of your tags/keywords for everything happening in your image; each of the primary subjects, the background and the action. Your image is like a sentence; be sure to include each of the nouns (the people, places and things in the clip) and each of the verbs (what they're doing) as well as the situation. Imagine you are a newspaper journalist, asking questions about the scene, and answer, who, what, when, where and why.

Try to imagine all the different words a person might use to describe the same thing. For example: ocean, sea, pacific, waves, blue ocean.

 

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