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Difference between Get one’s picture in something and Get one’s picture of something

get one’s picture in something—have one’s photo appear in a magazine or newspaper:

  • The driving factor is the desire to become famous, get lots of exposure, get one’s picture in a magazine.

get one’s picture of something—become aware of certain facts:

  • To get one’s picture of science history solely from the published literature would be like watching a football match from high up in an airplane.