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ACProctor
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Chicken-and-Egg

I have a slightly unusual question about references to the same image in an online article. You'll have to bear with me while I try and untangle what I think I'm trying to achieve ...

I want to display three images of the same document: one full and two heavily cropped for effect and the for the lead image. The proveance of the image is quite complicated so I only want to put that in a reference note once, and then use something like hereinafter to cite it again for the other instances.

In the body of the article, I would like to use the cropped versions before the full version since it would help mak it more readable. Also, the failings of Facebook and Google+ mean that trying to use anything other than the first image as the lead image is bound to fail (e.g. on re-sharing).

My (perceived) problem is that I wanted to include the full provenance details with the full image, rather than with the cropped ones, but I also want the cropped images to appear first in the article. Do you have a recommendation for how to organise my reference notes?

Tony

EE
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Tony, if this were my problem, I'd probably handle it this way.

1. Use the full citation at the first cropped image, giving the image a name that can be easily re-cited.

2. Add a sentence at the end of the citation to say that I will, at a later point, use expanded versions of that image.

3. When I insert the next image and create a citation for it, I use the name of the image for my short form cite and add the words "expanded image."

The Editor

ACProctor
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Thanks for that explanation. It's pretty much was I was thinking of doing, but I wasn't confident because it all seemed a bit messy. I searched around but couldn't find anyone else having encountered the same problem.

...lucky me!

Tony