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  2. Affordable online backup solutions/providers

    Yes. I have 16gb and the computer runs as usual. Uploads do run faster when the computer is idle. The CrashPlan software includes a little icon in the menu bar so you can check progress, set preferences, etc. By default, CrashPlan also sends an email update with details showing much is stored, the last time there was a full back-up and a warning if your files haven't been updated in several days. “ Mac mini” Backup Destinations CrashPlan Central Last activity: 5.9 hrs ago Last complete: 5.9 hrs ago Backed up: 1.6TB
  3. December Challenge, "Taste" as in anything food or drink

    Congratulations Michael. Three from me...
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  5. Have you found any Alamy images December?

    Alamy Photograph found in The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/4904375/how-leaving-snow-on-the-roof-of-your-car-could-land-you-a-60-fine-and-three-penalty-points/ Photographer Andrew Fox Found by Rob Cook
  6. That's good to new, I hadn't realized that. I'm also looking into cloud based backup. Are you able to do other tasks on your computer while it's doing the backup? Maria
  7. A pleasure Steve! Times 11th BJHANX RubberBall little girl holding a globe EF4TC9 Wavebreakmedia Ltd PH42 Young couple opening the door AW5PMP Pictorial Press Ltd BEE MOVIE 2007 Dreamworks Animation SKG film with Barry B Benson voiced by Jerry Seinfeld who co produced the film Scottish Edition F969A5 Jozef Polc Woman victim of domestic violence and abuse. Mature woman scared of a man with broken bottle
  8. High Sierra?

    I upgraded from Sierra to High Sierra and no problems at all with Niks, Capture One v.11 or Adobe CS6 standalone. Nothing rolled over, everything stable and as it was. I use a 4 year old iMac 27" if it's relative.
  9. Affordable online backup solutions/providers

    Anyone considering cloud based back-up, who hasn't done this before, should be aware it can take a month or more to back up your data. I think it took me about 8 weeks, running my computer 24/7 to back-up a terabyte. For an extra fee most services will allow you to send a hard drive if you want your data backed- up immediately. fD
  10. Affordable online backup solutions/providers

    Just read a good comparison review. https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-cloud-backup,review-2678.html i like the looks of BackBlaze myself. $5 a month or save $10 at $50 a year. Betty
  11. High Sierra?

    Right after the first of the year I will be upgrading my computer system to a new 27" iMac 5K Retina model. (Currently running an 8 year old Mac Pro with El Capitan). I just checked the specs with B&H and it ships with Sierra. I will not be updating to High Sierra until it is safe to do so. A noted techie / photographer, Thom Hogan warned about High Sierra on his blog several months ago. He even specifically mentions Nik software as an example of software that would need major structural changes to work properly. I'm not sure why Apple would do this.
  12. Interesting thought Wim and not a stupid question at all. I always set my laptop when I change time zones, or return home. But always to the time zone I'm in. With my small eruption image, it coincided with a little "hiccup" in the seismogram. Which I'm watching all the time as we are hoping not to get stranded in Bali next week when we're due to go home. We've already had our plans thrown into disarray after having to re-schedule our October trip due to Mt Agung activity and our hotel being in the danger area. Then finally being able to go when the danger level was downgraded but being evacuated due to the first major eruption after just 8 days of a month stay.
  13. Yes Mickfly, time & date correct for my time zone in Bali and I also noted in the caption what time the image was shot.
  14. Impact of Equipment Used on Acceptance

    +1 Alamy has always required professional cameras. By that I don’t mean full frame or high mp cameras. You answered your own question by acknowledging what was accepted. And of course, what wasn’t. While some Bridge cameras might make acceptable images, it’s rare. QC can’t be flooded with those images because they would have to look at each and every image to find any that were decent, when most aren’t. (If not all). QC, once you have a good QC record, only checks a few images out of a submission. Alamy has to draw a line with acceptable cameras or it would make QCs lives miserable and it would slow down how quickly our uploads get approved. As Joseph mentioned, I hope you are checking your images at 100%, because if you aren’t, you will miss correctable imperfections and will fail even from your good cameras. It’s just a matter of time before noise, a dust bunny, or CA will get you. I speak from experience. Been there, done that, have the tee shirt. Betty
  15. Upload error

    No problem for me other than a bit slow.
  16. Impact of Equipment Used on Acceptance

    The Canon Powershot 50sx is a nice consumer level camera which has a principal selling point of having a zoom lens with a massive range. However, the sensor on which the image is created is tiny compared to any DSLR, and this compromises the quality of the final image. Compare closely the quality of the image created with your Nikon (100% magnification) and you will clearly see the lack of definition in the 50SX . I have a Powershot 30SX, which is very similar and it is a fun camera to use and very versatile, but it has no place in my professional life. If you are going to contribute to a professional level agency you need to use the right equipment.
  17. An old photo sold for the second time
  18. How to improve discoverability of a photograph

    Thank you. I'm still learning, for sure. I do spend a lot of hours looking at other photographers portfolios, including the keywording. I'm trying to eliminate some of the sheer pointless places my images sometimes end up, when searches are conducted. I think things are getting better. I've been reworking many of the keywords for my files to try to get the most relevant terms posted. I know one thing for sure. Only the man behind the curtain, (Wizard of Oz reference), knows for certain how the search algorithm is built. I know I certainly don't have a clue. Rick
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  20. High Sierra?

    I use Nikon Capture NX2 all the time, along with LR and PS. Yes, I think I'll check back on this in about a month.
  21. As a new Alamy contributor, I have a number of questions and I am learning as I go so let me thank each and every person who responded to my first query about discoverability. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a solid consensus. One would think that it would be to everyone's advantage to be able to understand "the system." Here's another conundrum. When I submitted my first sets of images, I got the distinct impression that several of my photos were declined because of the camera used to capture the image. In my book a good photo is a good photo whether or not the equipment was high end. I don't think that QC liked the fact that some of my shots were taken with a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS (bridge camera). Listed in their FAQ/Guidelines is the following statement: "We only accept images from DSLRs or equivalent. We don’t accept images from mobile phones." Wouldn't it seem that if all other technical qualities were met, that a shot taken with a bridge camera would be acceptable? Once I submitted those taken with my Nikon D3300 and Fuji X-T2, my images were approved. Have other contributors had similar experiences? Any thoughts?
  22. I'll start with 3...
  23. Licensing other peoples pictures

    Alamy would pay me 50% (except distributors) and I would negotiate the amount I would pay my own contributor, not sure what would be fair though as I would have to edit and keyword the images.
  24. It seems like a no brainer really, especially if it can all happen in the background. I'm always worried about storage drives failing or being stolen. Just need to find the right solution. :-)
  25. Yup, cheers Rick. Will investigate, when time allows.
  26. I used to use them also but found the price a little too high for my pocket, although I did like their website hosting element. :-)
  27. Hi all, as the holiday season is quickly upon us, it is also the season of food and drink. I want to see your creative and sumptuous photos of anything related to TASTE, does not have to be holiday related (food and drink). Could be photos from markets to cooking to finished and plated meals. As usual, you may submit up to three photos that are on Alamy and must be taken by you. I will close the submissions on the last day of the year at midnight New York time! Here are a few of mine to get your mouths watering and brains cooking!!
  28. November Challenge :: Winner

    Congratulations Michael
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