If you can't find an image, you can't license it. Being able to quickly locate an image that fits your client's needs could make all the difference between making a sale and losing one. The imageLog helps you manage your digital images as well as any film archives you may have.
For many photographers, deciding on how to name or number images has been a daunting task. The fotoBiz imageLog lets you catalog, cross-reference and label your images. If you use the program’s tracking number when you invoice your stock photography sales the total sales for each image will be calculated automatically. If you assign the images to one of your stock productions, fotoBiz will also tell you how much you have made from all images from that production.
Finding your images is critical to making the sale. Creating keywords in fotoBiz is simple with our built-in controlled vocabulary, the Keyword Composer™.
There are three screen formats in which to view and work with your images.
There are four List View screens in fotoBiz 2.0, Standard, Digital, Thumbnail and Edit. All are designed to help you work with groups of images.
The more time you take to carefully keyword your images, the more accurate you’ll be when preparing a submission, or cataloging images, and the easier it will be to find your images later.
Use the Keyword Builder feature to automatically build keywords for images using your existing data for the image: captions, descriptions, as well as any IPTC captions/descriptions and keywords that are already embedded in your images.
The Keyword Builder utilizes your existing metadata to help you build additional keywords for your images.
The Keyword Composer is a built-in controlled vocabulary for keywording images. To fine-tune your keywords, select keywords from a list of thousands of words in different categories. You can also add your own categories and keywords including synonyms.
These keywording features in fotobiz are very fast, powerful and easy to use. Simply type in a keyword or keywords in the imageLog and fotoBiz will locate those images for you. Finding images for submissions has never been easier!
Now more than ever, copyright is of critical importance to photographers. The imageLog makes it easy for you to automatically create and log copyright submissions with pages of thumbnails.
Search for images with licenses set to expire within a certain time period. This valuable feature not only finds the images for you, it also helps you quickly create an email to your client. You can remind the client that the license is about to expire and give them the option to renew it. This can be a good source of revenue with little effort on your part.
*The Mac has the ability to make PDF's built into the operating system, Windows users may need to use a utility that creates PDF's to take full advantage of the digital submission features build into fotoBiz. There are free or low cost utilities available on the web if your version of Windows doesn't include a PDF builder.