Volunteer to Tag Photos to Make Images on LDS.org Easier to Find

Contributed By Camille West, LDS.org Church News

  • 16 February 2017

Volunteers are needed to “tag” more than a million images in the LDS Media Library on LDS.org with information that makes them easier to find.

It’s Saturday night and you need a picture for your Sunday lesson. You go to LDS.org and search for an image, but you can’t find what you have in mind.
 
Sound frustrating? Or maybe even familiar?

Perhaps you would be willing to help make finding images on LDS.org easier for everyone. You can volunteer from your home right now. All you need is a computer or tablet and 5 minutes.
 
For the past several years, the Church has been collecting images submitted by member photographers. Now that there are more than a million quality images in the database, volunteers of all ages are needed to add a title, description, and search words to each image.

The process—referred to as photo tagging—is not only a fun and easy way to serve, it is necessary to make images easier for designers and members to find and download from the LDS Media Library to use for Church materials, lessons, family home evenings, blogs, websites, and other noncommercial, gospel-sharing efforts.

Photo tagging in five easy steps

Photo tagging is easy; just follow these five simple steps:

  1. Sign in to your LDS Account. (Don’t have an LDS Account? Create one now.)
  2. Go to assetenrichment.lds.org/tag-photos.
  3. Click on the Start Activity button.
  4. Look at the displayed photo from the Church’s image database, then add a title, brief description, and about 4–6 search words you think people might use when searching for this kind of image.
  5. Submit.

A teacher displays one of the images available in the LDS Media Library on LDS.org. Volunteers are needed to help tag images with information that makes them easier to find in image searches.

You can tag as few or as many photos as you have time for. If you have questions, see the list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). So far, only English tagging is available, but eventually the project will expand into other languages.
 
Photo tagging is a fun service activity for youth, young adults, or family home evening. If health problems keep you close to home, this is a convenient way to serve. Even the most technically challenged individual can participate.
 
You can also help by encouraging others to volunteer. For example, you could share this article on social media or add the opportunity to your ward newsletter or announcements.

Screenshot of the photo tagging activity. Volunteers of all ages are needed. The process is easy, fun, and will help make images on LDS.org easier to find, download, and use.