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Magnum Turns to Crowdsourcing to Tag Their Massive Photo Collection

Want to play role in the legendary agency Magnum Photos? Well, now you can as a “Magnum Tagger”. The cooperative is having a tough time keeping their large archive of historical photographs organized and easily searchable. Of the 500,000 images they’ve uploaded to the web, about 200,000 have little or no associated metadata. Magnum has decided to tackle this problem by crowdsourcing it, asking for volunteers to sift through the photographs and add useful information. For the trial run they’re looking for 50 volunteers, which shouldn’t be hard to find given the hundreds of thousands of followers they have on sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Maybe they should take a page out of Google’s book by turning image tagging into a game!

(via Popular Photography)


 
 
  • Calkite7

    “…should be hard…” -> “shouldn’t be hard…”
    #corrections

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks :)

  • http://www.troppotogo.it Stephan

    Signed up with their form. I think it’s not a bad idea, but they have to work on the incentive to keep people interested. Will be good to see how they tackle the problem.

  • Anonymous

    I’m almost too lazy to tag my own photos. I’m not gonna do theirs :|

  • Peter Beal (PBL Photos)

    Tagging is a good thing to have done i no this coz i do it to my own imagers and audio files by the 100′s sometimes 1000′s its easy to do but ”BORING” to do and can take-up lost of time you’ll do better paying someone to do that!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Markus-Wolpert/1480315958 Markus Wolpert

    Again please, what was it I get for doing their work?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Markus-Wolpert/1480315958 Markus Wolpert

    Again please, what was it I get for doing their work?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Markus-Wolpert/1480315958 Markus Wolpert

    Again please, what was it I get for doing their work?