3.3 Uploading Editorial Images (Editorial Use Only)

 

1.0 Introduction

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The term ‘Editorial’ refers to newsworthy publication/articles of newspapers, magazines and books that capture the concern of people. Editorial for newsworthy publication would also be stories that explain timeliness, urgency, up-to-date, and reports of the events, be it a happy incident or tragedy that is valid and true.

2.0 Requirements to Contribute

You will have to fulfill the following criterias to begin contributing to this section:

  1. You have to register and create a Contributor Account on 123RF.com.
  2. You are 18 years old or above.
  3. You must upload your Government Issued Identification to 123RF.com.
  4. Read, understand and agree with the contributor’s agreement.

You may skip the above steps if you already have a valid 123RF.com Contributor Account.

3.0 Editorial Images Submission Guidelines:

There are 2 ways to upload your Editorial Images to 123RF.

OPTION 1: Web Form Uploader

  • Upload your Editorial images directly from 123RF site.

OPTION 2: An active 123RF FTP (File Transfer Protocol) account

  • Upload your Editorial images using FTP client. Recommended for contributors that have a large collection of images.

3.1 Requirements to Upload Your Editorial Images via Web Form Uploader (Option 1)

Before you upload, make sure your files follow these specifications:

  • Images must only be in JPEG format with a minimal of 80% quality compression.
  • Images must be at least 6 Millions pixels. Anything lesser will be automatically rejected by the system.
  • Do not upload a JPG image of more than 20MB.
  • At the current moment we do not support EPS/Vector based Editorial Content. Kindly upload a JPG version of the EPS.

3.1.1 Uploading Your Editorial Images via Web Form Method

To start uploading your Editorial images to 123RF, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your 123RF account.
  2. Access the Contributor’s Dashboard.
  3. Click on the Upload button.

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  4. Select ‘Editorial‘.
  5. Click on the ‘Continue‘ button.

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  6. Click on the ‘Web Form Uploader‘.

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  7. Browse for the file that you wish to upload and click ‘Upload‘.
  8. With this upload method, you can upload up to 10 images at each session.

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  9. After clicking the on the ‘Upload‘ button, you will be brought to a ‘Processing Queue‘.

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  10. After the queue has finished processing, the status of the file will now show ‘Completed‘.

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  11. You may click on the ‘Completed Images‘ tab to see your successfully uploaded images from the ‘Pending‘ tab.
  12. You may proceed to the next stage where you have to describe and keyword your photo(s).

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  13. Once you’ve done that, please ensure that you click the ‘Save Changes‘ button.

3.2 Requirements to Upload Your Editorial Images via FTP (Option 2)

Before you upload, make sure your files follow these specifications:

  • Images must only be in JPEG format with a minimal of 80% quality compression.
  • Images must be at least 6 Millions pixels. Anything lesser will be automatically rejected by the system.
  • Do not upload a JPG image of more than 20MB.
  • At the current moment we do not support EPS/Vector based Editorial Content. Kindly upload a JPG version of the EPS.

3.2.1 Uploading Your Editorial Images via FTP Method

  1. Install your FTP client. If you do not have an FTP client, we recommend Filezilla. Click here to download the Filezilla Client.
  2. Set up your FTP client to upload to 123RF.com.
  3. After installation, the FTP client should look like this:

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Connect your FTP client to 123RF’s FTP server. Please use the following settings:

Server : ftp.123rf.com
Username : your userID at 123RF.com
Password : your password at 123RF.com

*Once you are connected, create a new directory folder ‘Editorial’. Upload your Editorial images into the Editorial folder.

Upload your contents by dragging and dropping the file(s) into the remote server panel. Alternatively, you may also right click on your selected files. Then select ‘Upload’ to begin the file transfer.

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Once this is finished, you may proceed to processing your uploaded Editorial Content.

3.2.2 Processing Your Editorial Content

To start processing your Editorial Content, please follow the steps below:

  1. Access the Contributor’s Dashboard.
  2. Click on the ‘Upload‘ button.
  3. Select ‘Editorial‘.
  4. Click the ‘Continue >>‘ button.
  5. Click on ‘FTP Settings / Check FTP Results’ to start the processing.

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  6. This is what you will see after your file is successfully processed.
  7. Please read the information under Warranties and Representations carefully. When you are ready to continue, check the checkbox.

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  8.  Select the button ‘Click here to process your uploaded files‘ and you will be brought to a ‘Processing Queue‘.

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  9.  After the queue has completed, you will see the status showing ‘Completed‘.
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  10. You may click on the ‘Completed Images‘ to see your successfully uploaded images from the ‘Pending‘ tab.
  11. You may proceed to the next stage where you have to describe and keyword your Editorial photo(s).

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  12. Once you’ve done that, please ensure that you click the ‘Save Changes‘ button.

4.0 Describing and Keywording your Editorial Images

After processing, you have to describe and keyword your photo(s).

Describing and keywording your digital assets is a very important phase. The more accurate your keywords are, the easier it would be for a client to look for your photo(s) and license it; provided your photo is what they are looking for.

We have developed a comprehensive guide to help you along with this stage. Please visit the Best Practices and Strategies on Describing and Keywording Editorial Photos section if you need a hand with this stage.

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