gather your images together that are available for reuse. You may
want to review the contracts that you signed to make sure that you
have the rights to reuse your images.
- At this
point it is a good idea to make a CD of all of your high resolution
digital files so that it is easy to find the original image when a
client wants to buy the image. If you are not a digital artist, or
not able to scan your work in yourself, you will need to have your
work scanned by a photo lab. We have found that Customprocess.com
offers very reasonable rates for Kodak Photo Cds made from slides.
your images so that they will be no larger than 350 pixels on any
side, and are less than 50K in filesize. You can use Adobe Photoshop
to batch resize you images, or if you have Adobe Image Ready, Mac
OS 8.6 or later, you can use this handy droplet.
Just drag your images onto the droplet, and Image Ready will do the
- At the
top of the Foliosearch interface you will see four tabs: 'upload images',
'representative', 'organizations' and 'printable form'.
images' allows you to upload 10 images at a time. Foliosearch will
check to make sure that your names are OK and contain only one period
followed by either jpg or gif. You can't have spaces in your filenames
or punctuations other than an underline. A good name would be: "happy_kat.jpg".
Foliosearch will also check to make sure that your images are sized
click on the other tabs and you will see that they are pretty self
your images are up, you can use the foliosearch interface to
keyword your images. Checkboxes makes this task easy, and best of
all you only have to keyword your images once! The results of careful
keywording can last for years as your clients continue to find uses
for images that you uploaded long ago.
- To the
left you will see a "Search" button. Press it and you will
see all your images that you have uploaded. Just click on the link
underneath your image name or thumbnail and you will see how to track
an keyword your images. Later on, you can use the search function
to find specific images by keyword or image ID.
it for the foliosearch interface. As always, feel free to call us
at (301) 942-4850
or better yet, send us an email with your question
wait! How do your clients search for images? Take a look at your sign
up email and you will see a link that you can paste into any web design
and a search page will be created that takes clients directly to your