Chorus pulls in image metadata from third-party services like Getty, USA Today, and Merlin. You can also add metadata when you’re editing an image. The caption can be unique each time you use a photo, but the rest of the metadata will persist on all uses of the image.
Types of metadata
Images from Getty, USA Today, and Merlin are shown with background information to help you confirm whether the image captures the people or events you’re looking to highlight. Any image can also have background added to it as well. This text won’t display for audiences, but you can use it to draft a caption or revise the alt text for an image.
Because captions are context dependent, this field is not saved with the image for future uses. You’ll be able to add unique captions on each use of the image in any story. If you’re updating a caption, you’ll need to publish the changes.
Alt text describes your image for people who use assistive technology and for search engines. It should be clear, descriptive, and help a non-sighted user understand the image in the context of your story. Learn more about writing great alt text.
Images should always be credited. However, there are some situations where you may not want to show the credit on each image, such as when the credit is already provided in the byline, or when there are multiple images from the same credit used. In those scenarios, you have the option of using the Hide credit toggle in the image menu.
Image tags are not displayed publicly, but can be helpful for finding uploaded images in the future. Tags are separated with spaces, but you can also use commas.
If an image has licensing or usage considerations to keep in mind, list them here. This field is not visible to audiences.
Add or update metadata
In the story editor, you can add or change the caption, alt text, credit, or tags associated with an image by selecting the image and selecting Edit (or double clicking on the image).
In the asset manager, select the filename to add or change metadata. Select Update image to save your changes.
Upload images with metadata
If you edit photos in an outside program like Lightroom, Photoshop, or Photo Mechanic, some metadata you set there will be uploaded to Chorus along with the files. Chorus supports the following IPTC fields:
IPTC captions will be stored as the image Background
IPTC credit line will be stored as the image Credit
IPTC keywords will be stored as the image Tags