KC Lite, the easiest keywording software in the stock photo industry, has upgraded its unique thesaurus, which aligns keywords and synonyms based on visual relevance instead of dictionary definitions. For $29, KC Lite speeds the keywording process by guiding users through six easy steps that suggest keyword optimization for each image. A free demo is downloadable at KeywordCompiler.com
The greatest of images can only be found in today's competitive stock photography marketplace by adding appropriate words to search. Marketability of images (and the resulting revenue for licensing) is strongly affected by keywording. KC Lite serves the needs of stock photographers, videographers, web designers, stock photo agencies, libraries, archivists and other professionals who work with visual content, to make their visual content more easily searched.
The proprietary thesaurus at the core of KC Lite has been refined over nearly a decade of use by picture professionals. Each word has been added manually based on its appropriateness from a visual point of view. Entering one of the associated keywords automatically adds the rest, if desired by the user. For example, to convey the visual subject of two people talking, a keyworder can add any of the words "talk", "talks", "talking", "chat", "chats", "chatting", "discuss", "discussing", "discussion", "discussions", "saying", "speak", "speaking", "conversation", "conversations", or "conversing". When one is added, the others can also be added automatically. Because an image of two people discussing or "conversing" would look the same as two people "talking", the KC Lite thesaurus adds all similar words from a visual perspective, regardless of the exact dictionary definition. By metatagging in this way, images are more likely to be found by the global diversity of search terms used worldwide by picture researchers and art buyers. KC Lite automatically adds a full range of appropriate synonyms that will maximize search results.
Captions and keywords can be copied and pasted directly into IPTC, File Info, database records or online data entry of stock photo distribution channels. Full export is possible. Features include pulldown menus of suggested keywords by category, a list view for rapid copy and paste between image records, spell checking and "pre-flight" testing for key elements.
Utilizing statistics from StockPhotoFinder.com, the industry's stock photo search engine, KC Lite is designed to assist individuals of all skill levels in creating keywords and metatags to optimize keyword search of their photographs, video, footage, mash-ups, web sites, archives and other visual content.
KC Lite offers the simplest and most effective keywording solution available, which is derived from its parent product, Keyword Compiler , the venerable grandfather of keywording software that made its first public appearance as probono freeware in 2000 to help the professional stock photography community standardize and evolve keywording best practices. The Keyword Compiler product line ranges from full-featured versions for centralized corporate servers to standalone, individual desktop versions, such as KC Lite. KeywordCompiler.com also offers low-cost keywording services for those who want to lower their cost of keywording even further beyond the time saved using the company's keywording software. "KC Lite" and "Keyword Compiler" are trademarks of New York-based Stock Media Corporation. Available for Mac and PC, KC Lite is priced at US $29.00 for an annual license, and is available via instant online download.