Distinction between alt text and caption?

I’ve been wondering whether or not there should be separate fields for these two things. Alt text really is meant to be descriptive of the photo in ways that a simple caption isn’t, and I wonder if it’s mostly right now being treated as a caption?


Sorry for not responding to this sooner. You’re 100% correct about this, and when I next have the some.pics code open I’ll go ahead and start working on a setup that allows for alt text and captions as distinct data elements. I’ll also work out a way to encourage people to populate both fields with the ideal text for each. Thanks for pointing this out!