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Categories, do you think that they are useful?

Karayuschij
Categories, do you think that they are useful?

Personally I don't understand the sense to have categories, today.

At first there is a big lack of categories and most of the time the images don't really fit in one.

Then I am not sure that customers use categories in their research (I am almost sure they don't).
In fact when a customer is looking for an image he perfectly knowns what he wants.
And if he searches by category he will get 1 000 000+ images, and 90% of these images will absolutely not correspond to what he is looking for.
So, if he need a photo of a "blue banana" he will surely not look in category "fruits" or "food" (and which one is the right one, as a banana is a fruit and a food too?), but he will directly enter the keywords blue + banana.

So why to "annoy" contributors with categories (a big time wasting)?
(In most of the most new image banks they stopped to use)
Nikon D610 - Nikon D300 - Sinar P3 and Hasselblad H2 with Sinarbacks
Posted: 03/01/2013, 02:03:25 AM
Dudau
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Actually, categories are very useful and our buyers are using them a lot.
Dreams
Posted: 03/01/2013, 05:01:20 AM
Karayuschij
Hi Dudau, thank you for your answer, but I would expect something more exhaustive, some explanation about why they are useful?

Just to understand

Nikon D610 - Nikon D300 - Sinar P3 and Hasselblad H2 with Sinarbacks
Posted: 03/01/2013, 05:18:49 AM