For tagging your vectors you can do it by two ways:
- Uploading a .csv file with the information of all your files
- Tagging your photos directly from your contributor panel (Files waiting to tag)
In order to upload the CSV with tags and titles, please read the guide for creating a well formed .csv file.
How to tag photos
1. Conceptual and descriptive tags
For photos, it’s important to not only describe the image, but also the concept, what does the image bring to mind? We should mix both conceptual and descriptive tags.
With conceptual tags we describe what the image transmits. In this case, we see a group of girls in summer wear; so we should use tags that reference summer time.
With the descriptive tags we can define what we see in the image. Girls, cellphone, dress; we see they’re in an urban area, etc. Perhaps the cellphone is the most important element in the image, as this is what all the girls are looking at.
Friendship, young, youth, holiday, vacation, summer, summertime, season, experience, travel, seasonal, fashion, beautiful, entertainment, fun, smile
Girls, women, woman, teenagers, people, fashion, city, mobile, dress, sunglasses, selfie, shorts, summer clothes
Weather, abstract, storm
glass, window, rain, raining, drop, blur, unfocused, blurred water, liquid, tarnished, fogged, raindrop
Communication, company, business, connection, network, electronic, wireless, media, multimedia, digital, digital media, internet, technological, workspace, work
Mobile, mobile phone, phone, smartphone, iphone, telephone, gadget, device, laptop, display, office, touchscreen
Youth, young, friendly, fun, happiness, fit, confident, cool, modern
Model, boy, man, smile, good looking, male, masculine, dentist, teeth, mouth, dental, handsome, casual, laughing, adult
Youth, young, friendly, fashion, beautiful, natural, modern, formal, outdoors
Woman, female, girl, businesswoman, smile, landscape, sea, urban, Malaga, ocean, port, posing, harbor
2. Describing the elements of the image from most to least relevant
In the previous examples the concepts that stood out the most were: friendship, holidays, travel, experience, youth…And the tags descriptive tags went from girls, cellphone, fashion… to details such as summer wear or shorts.
3. Avoid words that seem obvious
As these images are photographs, tags like photo, image or photography should be avoided (unless the image is of a camera or other photography related equipment and therefore, the tag is vital to the description). On the other hand, the image could be of a person or group of people taking photos, in which case, it does make sense to reference photography.
To sum up, avoid tags that don’t contribute to the description of the image.
Avoid the word background. If we want to allude to an out of focus background, we’ll use blurred background. This way, the system won’t generate an individual background tag and create unnecessary tags.
4. All the tags must make sense and be conceptually and visually descriptive.
Tags referring to color aren’t necessary. Moreover, the user can make use of the filters on Freepik.com to search by color.
If the colors in the image stand out, we can use colorful or colors as descriptive tags. Or in the case of vectors, if a background is completely red, we could add red as a descriptive tag.