The Role of a Picture Editor

The role of a Picture Editor can be largely varied and incorporates a number of different day to day tasks. It requires both technical skill and creative ability. A Picture Editor will typically be responsible for any or all of the following tasks:

Commissioning Photography: A Picture Editor will be able to set up photoshoots ranging from big budget studio shoots that include props, hair and make up, stylists, photographers, lighting etc through to very quick shoots requiring maybe only a photographer. Because of this, a contacts book full of geographically and stylistically diverse photographers, make-up artists, stylists, prop houses etc is invaluable.

Writing/Devising Creative Briefs: An important skill for a Picture Editor and probably at the core of the role is being able to come up with fresh creative ideas for photography. Once an idea is arrived at, the Picture Editor needs to be able to communicate it effectively so that everyone involved understands it. This is usually achieved by discussing an idea (often generating refinements) but also by writing a creative brief. This will include descriptions and illustrations of the idea

Direction: A Picture Editor will often direct shoots to ensure that the lighting/position of subjects etc will best realise the idea

Images Processing: This often forms a large part of the workload of the Picture Editor. Using industry standard applications such as Adobe Photoshop or Bridge, a Picture Editor will process images for use. This might be re-touching an image (also known as “air-brushing”) where blemishes and other inconsistencies in an image will be removed and other areas may be enhanced or completely recreated. Captioning forms an important part of image processing and it is common practice to embed captions in the image file. This is done using Photoshop/Bridge and selecting the “File Info” option from the “File” menu. A Picture Editor will then add captions, copyright information and anything else relevant to the picture.

NB: A Picture Editor is often also known as a Photo Editor especially outside the UK.

PDF Editor: Tips and Suggestions

Portable document files, or PDF files, are meant to be used as replicas of actual documents. They were really not meant to be used for files that have not yet been edited and finalized. It is still preferable to have the original documents corrected and, afterwards, to create a new PDF. However, if the latter is not possible, then, editing of the PDF files may be done as a last resort using the following steps.

If you wish to change some portions of the text, you would need to have specific tools such as Adobe Acrobat & Acrobat Professional, Adobe Illustrator, or Inflx PDF Editor. Take note that PDF file texts are stored as single lines. The text does not flow and create continuous columns as what you see in word-processing applications. In Adobe Acrobat, you can edit minor changes using a tool called TouchUp Text. Any added or deleted text will not move the rest of the text in the column. This sometimes creates problems with the rest of the words in the text. That is why this tool should be used only as a last resort.

Adobe Illustrator has a capability for opening different types of PDF files. However, just like Adobe Acrobat, it can be tricky to use it for altering text. This program does not give you much options on the choice of fonts. It has its own set of automatic fonts, which may not be compatible to the font used on the PDF being modified. It also creates problems on text flow, even on those portions that were not edited.

Inflx PDF Editor provides satisfactory results with regards to editing text and the flow of text on the rest of the document.

You have to be aware, however, that there is an automatic function in PDF that stores a duplicate of the original document. For instance, changing the text of a tagged PDF document will only make changes on the visible document, but not on its hidden duplicate. As a consequence, the original unaltered document can still show up in search engines even after the text has been modified.

If you want to edit images in a PDF file, you can make use of Photoshop and Illustrator with some of the features of Adobe Acrobat. Acrobat gives you options for different types of touchups. You can select the image you want to edit, and which particular object editor you will be using. The edit options appear once you use the touchup object tool to select the image to be edited and you click on it. The image gets re-embedded in the file after you’re done with editing the image. You can also use these features for replacing the image with another image. It is advisable that you retain the original resolution of the image you opened. Insert the new image and save it to your PDF.

You can also turn a colored PDF into black and white. The tools for doing this are incorporated in the print production options of Acrobat X Pro and in older versions of Acrobat Pro.

AWeber: New Editor for Newsletters and Autoresponders

Finally this spring AWeber rolled out their WYSIWYG (which decodes as what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor, also called click-and-edit editor, or drag-and-drop editor. Basically what it means in plain English is that now each little part of your newsletter is represented by its own editable area. In order to add content to an article, header, introduction, image – you click on a relevant area which opens a little editing box (with options very similar to MS Word) and create your awesome content. Then you can drag and drop content areas around the newsletter.

No messing around with HTML, no worrying about accidentally deleting some template code… Sounds great, right? Well, not quite.

We’ve done our extensive testing. As we were pretty excited about this development – it would have solved a lot of pain for our clients who are into Internet Marketing and for us, when we have to check and fix their newsletters before they go out. And we’ve uncovered there are still a few issues that will limit a lot of your Internet Marketing efforts with email marketing but overall if you use AWeber now it will probably be of some help.

Here’s how it works.

In order to use the editor login to your AWeber account as normal, select the list and go to Broadcast messages. You will see the options switched around now. So if you want to use the old editor and your old template – select the option below. Otherwise press the big button to experience the new feature.

Next you will see the new Message Editor. It’s got a couple of key features:

  • you can still paste your own HTML newsletter code or send a message as plain text;
  • you can select from a number of pre-designed templates that have been formatted to work with the new editing features;
  • you can filter templates based on colours or keywords;
  • and, you can create your own template (in a separate HTML editor), use the code in the Template Editor window, add new AWeber tags, then save and use in the list.

Once you’ve chosen and loaded your template into the editor you can start creating your newsletter. AWeber default templates will come with pre-defined areas for editing and some Lorem Ipsum content to show you how it will look eventually. You can then click on different regions on the newsletter in order to start editing.

The downside here: you can’t edit default templates. Either you like them and use them as is, or you create something else yourself. Although you can use various content widgets within the newsletter, they will have to fit into the default structure and settings. Image hosting still has to be done elsewhere – your own website, Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google etc.

You might say here: did we not have these options before? What’s changed? Well the main change is how the message editor works. Previously, if you worked in the Design tab and were adding or editing your newsletter content – you could actually format, add or remove HTML code in the background. That changed your newsletter layout and presentation. Now the code is protected – even if you copy content from Word, you won’t suddenly get lots of “funny styles” in the newsletter.

You can also add the following widgets to the newsletter now:

  • Headlines – big headers that will separate sections in the newsletter or act as the newsletter’s title;
  • Articles – text and image combination with an optional Read More link for your website;
  • Paragraph – text only option;
  • Image – large image to stretch as wide as your newsletter;
  • Button – image button with a call to action;
  • Follow Me – adds social media (Twitter and Facebook) icons and links if you have your accounts already linked with AWeber;
  • Products – slimline tall combination of image + title + description + price. Works best in sidebars.
  • Coupon – a little section where you can add your special offer. Usually bolder, without an image, centre aligned.
  • Logo – adds your logo image to the newsletter. You can resize it to be pretty wide and act as a newsletter header;
  • Signature – your photo, name and email address section.

You can still add attachments (at the bottom of the Message Editor), Save for later, Test & Preview. Autoresponder creation (Follow up message editor) works exactly the same.

Once you are done with editing your newsletter – click next to review and edit Sharing and Archiving options, then Next again to select which Lists to send to and Schedule.

Another major issue from our design perspective: very limited functionality for own template creation. Effectively you need to create a template that has a basic structure design without going into much detail per article/section. You will then need to add AWeber content tags which will give you 6 editable regions for your newsletter: Header, Footer, Content, Sidebar 1, Sidebar 2, Sidebar 3. Content tag is required (where you will be placing your widgets in the Message Editor), the rest are up to you if you need them. What this means is that you can’t define styles and formatting for Widgets reliably and when you load your template – you don’t get any Lorem Ipsum content there.

So a solution to this issue would be to load in your custom email template, add the tags, save, create a draft newsletter with all widgets set up and configured how you will use them in what places they need to be. Save this draft as your TEMPLATE DRAFT and don’t edit it with actual content or send. Then every time you need to create a newsletter – copy this draft and populate your widgets with content to send.

Hope that’s been helpful – feel free to comment below and ask any questions you have! For more information also refer to this blog by AWeber: new editor is here.

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