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A buyer's perspective - please use accurate descriptions!

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Pakamak
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Message posted at 10/11/2013, 03:40:50 AM by Pakamak
As a buyer of images from Dreamstime, I feel that many photographers are missing out simply because they are not using the right words to describe their photographs. Two examples: 'Young woman PITCHING fat' instead of 'young woman PINCHING fat' is a spelling mistake that changes the meaning completely. Also, when I wanted images of people slipping over on an icy surface, I was shown a photo of a woman dozing with her eyes shut. The description was something like 'Woman is SLIPPING' (rather than 'sleeping').

I fully appreciate that English is not the first language of many contributors, but a little care surely can pay dividends, because quite a few images cannot be located by an obvious word search. I often find what I need purely by accident.


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Sjankauskas
462 posts
Message posted at 10/11/2013, 04:06:07 AM by Sjankauskas
Thank you, Pakamak, for a very precise observation. We, contributors, certainly need to take this into account. Especially your last sentence should cause the concern to many of us. Once again thank you for your thoughts. Of course it's impossible to fully avoid spelling mistakes, but I truly hope we'll do our best in order to make the buyers feel comfortable and easily find what they need.
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Lenutaidi
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Message edited at 10/11/2013, 05:19:46 AM by Lenutaidi
Thank you for your observations! I want to be more buyers like you! It happens sometimes mistakes right keys, contributors...Best regards,Lenuta!


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Heathse
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Message posted at 10/11/2013, 09:57:04 AM by Heathse
English is my first language but I still use the SPELL CHECK facility. In view of Pakamak's comments we should all use it!
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Rik57
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Message posted at 10/11/2013, 11:21:09 AM by Rik57
Yes it's always embarrassing when I happen to look at an older upload and realize a very key word has been spelled wrong for months. UGH.
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Lauriey
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Message posted at 10/11/2013, 13:18:52 PM by Lauriey
I love spell check!!

Did you leave a comment for the photographer? I'm sure they'd be happy to have that pointed out.
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TMarchev
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Message posted at 10/11/2013, 14:15:18 PM by TMarchev
Now i pay 2-3 hours to change some descriptions and keywords... my English is medium level and i'ts hard work:)


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Carlos1967
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Message posted at 10/11/2013, 20:38:09 PM by Carlos1967
Sure it's probably true. I use the google translator.
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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 10/12/2013, 01:08:49 AM by Amlanmathur
Thanks for the feedback, even I am guilty of that in some of my previous uploads.

Just a question for the veterans, I can fully appreciate the importance of the right spelling in the caption but we are human and mistakes happen. Would having the same word properly spelled in the keywords not show up the image?
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Sml
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Message posted at 10/12/2013, 06:41:56 AM by Sml
There is a section on DT where you can get .02 cents for more keywords wanted maybe Dreamstime should add a section for missed spelled keywords.

Thank you for you in sight Pakamak.
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Therealdarla
182 posts
Message posted at 10/12/2013, 09:44:57 AM by Therealdarla
A mis-spelled keyword IS an incorrect keyword. Report it, and get your 2 cents.
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Lightart
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Message posted at 10/12/2013, 17:28:51 PM by Lightart

Originally posted by Lauriey:
Quoted Message: I love spell check!! Did you leave a comment for the photographer? I`m sure they`d be happy to have that pointed out.


Unfortunately spell check simply doesn't work on words that are simply real words used incorrectly.
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