This information is how your search engines (both our internal search engine and outside search) find your work! It is vitally important the all the information is entered for each image, and JUST AS IMPORTANT, that the information is an accurate representation of the content.
When deciding what information to include for an image, It's important to think about this from the shopper's perspective. Does the information you are providing most accurately reflect your imagery. Will your image appear in or out of place, with the imagery other artists are providing under this category?
Determine what the primary subject and/or theme is for each images, and focus on those main aspects. If a horse is depicted with a sunflower in it's mane, then "floral", "botanical", and "still life" would not be appropriate subjects.
You have a bit more leeway with tags than subjects. You can include more terms so customers can better find the kind of imagery they are searching for. For instance "field" and "horse" would be appropriate for a customer looking for an image for horses in a field and would provide a stellar shopping experience. However, if the image is a photograph, and the tag entered is "watercolor," "pastels," or "oil painting," these would also not be appropriate tags.
Please look through all of the mediums and sub-mediums before making a choice. for instance, "Digital" Medium refers to digitally made art, art made on a computer. "Digital photography" is under Medium, "Photography" and Sub-Medium, "Digital"
Please refer to this list https://www.imagekind.com/faq.aspx?CID=8#FAQ_168 for accurate descriptions. While all art, on some level, may be "decorative," it is again, important to consider when the customer selects, "Decorative" does your image *best* fit into this genre? Would the customer expect to see this type of image, in this categorization?
It's important to describe the artwork itself for customer who are looking for more information about the subject, technique, or other relevant information. Information entered that does not pertain to the image, would not be considered relevant. Gallery Description and Profile information can be used to expound on the artist statement, theory, or other information related to the larger body of work the artist is presenting.
It's also important to note that more tags and subjects, are not necessarily better or more helpful. To reiterate, once again, think about what terms the customer would be using to search or browse to find an image similar to yours.
Please note: If we find that inaccurate or inappropriate terms are being used, we may, at our discretion, take action to remove the irrelevant information from images, or remove the image itself.