Photo vs source?

+2 votes
What is the difference between adding an image as a 'photo' or as a 'source'?  Should all PDF's be sources?  If an image has been up loaded as a 'photo' and it was meant to be a 'source' how can this be corrected?

in Policy and Style by Elaine Goodner G2G6 Mach 1 (13.7k points)

2 Answers

+3 votes
I think by photo is meant 'photograph of the person' (and I'd argue portrait would be a better word, to include contemporary paintings or sketches). A photo of an object - document, book, monument, etc - is a source. You can change the setting for any photo just by viewing it in the Images section, changing the setting, and clicking on Save.
by Deborah Pate G2G6 Mach 4 (44.9k points)
+3 votes

a photo is an image of a person or thing, and a source is an image about a person or thing.

by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
edited by Ros Haywood
Do you recall the rationale for why we need the distinction?  There seems to be no difference in the handling of them.
From the link I provided above:

The first sentence says that the image/source separation was enabled in July 2014.  I think it's just a feature which can be helpful, not a mandatory thing.  If you look at your own profile under the 'Images' tab, you can see it gives you the option of displaying source images only or photos only.

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