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The caption is not used anywhere. The description however is shown when you're in the gallery of a waymark and hover the image with your cursor.

I would say naming or describing your photo in the image details is completely useless and unnecessary. It's much better to just describe it in the main description.

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LOL. I probably have thirteen thousand images posted to Waymarking, all with carefully worded captions (which are indicated as 'optional but recommended' but are not actually used anywhere) but none with descriptions (which are indicated as 'optional' but are actually visible if you look for them). So every one of mine shows "no description" when you hover over them in the gallery. And of course you cannot go back and "edit" an image. Well that's our beloved Waymarking web page code for you. I will just have to learn to ignore the captions and put some text in the descriptions instead.

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The caption AND the description ARE used. If someone clicks on a photo of the gallery, a separate page shows a bigger version of the photo plus its caption above the photo and the description below it. See for example https://www.Waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=8ea903a8-0f9e-4bdd-a1a9-8234912c31bf. This is a test photo I uploaded with "Opera" as the caption and "in Graz" as the description.

 

Usually I also don't use the description, because most of the photos are explained in the waymark, but in rare circumstances, where the field for the caption is too short, I might use the description also.

 

Edited to add: If I open https://www.Waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=b62a09ba-3af0-4bd1-9c4b-c58778e99ce6 and https://www.Waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=671f033d-b7df-4c5d-bf1f-a2452157403c I can see the different captions of your photos, plus the caption is also used for the <title> of the page, so when I open both images in different tabs of the browser I see which tab shows which photo:

 

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Also: For example you could add the complete text on the benchmark to the description of the photo "KG0267 STOCKTON 1934", but you might as well add it to the waymarks long description, if you want.

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