Under review

Change to how 'buy now' logic interacts with AP photos

Kyle Whitfield 6 years ago in BLOX CMS updated 6 years ago 4

Idea: Revise how the 'buy now' button logic interacts with AP photos ... either add more commonly used AP byline phrases or find a way to better auto detect AP photos moving from Merlin to BLOX

1. What problem(s) does this idea solve? AP, from best we can tell, doesn't have a standardized way of formatting bylines. Some say "Name/AP Photo," some say, "Associated Press file photo," some say XXX "via AP." The "buy now" rule for BLOX stipulates the byline must be 'associated press' or 'ap photo' for the button to disable.

2. Why do you need this idea implemented? Provide as many problems or use cases as possible. We're having too many wire photos go on our site that are for sale that we're not licensed to sell.

3. How often would you use this feature? Daily

4.How many people in your organization would use this feature? The entire company, 200+ people

Under review

Kyle - are you loading the photos through a job?

Hi Patrick, yes, I believe so. But I'll need to find out the specifics from our IT folks. Wire photos populate in Merlin then selected ones are moved into BLOX via an 'export to blox' function in Merlin.

If none of the photos can be used for photo fulfillment, the property to disable the photo buy option could be set as a destination job option.

some things that move from Merlin to blox *can* be sold, yes. Mainly trying to target the AP photos that come in.