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  1. 10 yr. exclusivity: what $$net would YOU accept??

    It's really impossible to quote a rate without knowing how the client intends to use the image. Would it be a 1/8 inside page, a double page spread, or a cover? Print run also factors into the rate. Small print runs like 5000 or 10,000 would be on the low end. A print run of 250,000 would be considerable more. Does the client also want to use the image on the web? Is it hardcopy only or is there a digital edition as well? Where it's going to be published also factors into the amount. US rates tend to be high while, as we know, Eastern European tends to be less. If it's exclusive use that also affects the rate. How much do you feel the image might earn over the next ten years?
  2. Affordable online backup solutions/providers

    I should add, the old CrashPlan for Home allowed users to back-up to a friends computer, at no cost. I haven't really explored the Business Software so I don't know if this is still possible. When CrashPlan discontinued their Home service they did raise their rates, from $60 per year to $10 per month. I migrated to CrashPlan For Business and was promised a 70 percent discount once my current subscription ends in September 2018. At this point, I'll wait until 2019 before making a decision as to whether I want to continue with CrashPlan. I like the software and I hate the thought of having to spend months uploading elsewhere. fD
  3. Affordable online backup solutions/providers

    Zenfolio seems to be a bit cheaper than Photoshelter. They're currently offering a $5 per month plan versus $10 for PhotoShelter. Zenfolio seems to limit file size according to the plan. I'm not aware of any size restrictions on PhotoShelter. They charge according to total space used. I currently have the Basic Plan which includes 175 GB and costs $30 per month. Zenfolio seems to support video. As far as I know PhotoShelter doesn't. Zenfolio supports several languages. As far as I know Photoshelter only supports English. Photoshelter has a free Lightroom Plug-In so you can upload directly from Lightroom. Both offer Affiliate programs. Both offer free trials. If you're undecided you might want to try both and see which better suits your needs.
  4. Affordable online backup solutions/providers

    I back up everything including the outtakes, raw files and finished tifs. CrashPlan saved me twice when my archive drive and local back-up drive failed.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Affordable online backup solutions/providers

    I also have a PhotoShelter account but it's not really the same thing. Sure you can upload large photo files for storage and download as needed, but as far as I know, you have to do that manually - a small group at a time. By comparison, most of these back-up services work in the background, like Time Machine on a Mac. You simply set which computer, drives or folders you want to back-up and the software does the rest. If you need to restore a folder or drive you just indicate which one you want to restore, set the destination, and the software does the rest. fD
  8. Affordable online backup solutions/providers

    Last year, after a gas main expolosion destroyed three apartment buildings nearby, I decided it was time for off-site storage. Amazon has several offerings. I did a 3 month free trial of their photo plan, which was free at the time with Amazon Prime, or $12/year for non-Prime members. The problem was I had to upload each photo manually to the site. I'm currently using CrashPlan. What I like about it is that it runs in the background so I don't have to think about it. I had about a tb of data, including about 50,000 photos when I first started and it took weeks to upload. I'm currently using nearly 2tb of unlimited storage. This summer the rate was $60 for a year but the rate is going up. Another choice is BackBlaze which was about $55/year the last time I checked. Depending on where you are in the world , you may prefer something a bit closer to home. fD
  9. Log in just going round in circles

    I often see a login box at the bottom a post even though I'm logged in. If I go to another post it usually goes away.
  10. All it really does is show how to hot link an image, supposedly, for a Facebook Ad. The images only seem to be 1000 pixels wide rather than the "High Resolution" this site claims they are. Of course it's an infringement, but If other agencies really cared, they'd have Youtube, which hosts this video and has quite a few videos on lifting images from several agencies, remove them. Truth is, nothing is completely secure on the net and the highest risk is when an image is licensed for web use. If it makes you feel any better, I don't see any videos about "How to Download Free Images" from Alamy.
  11. Do You Snap Christmas and the Holidays?

    This one sold
  12. What does this mean?

    Maybe the image can be used in a PDF file that's no more than 150 dpi, and users can print out the page. It doesn't seem to be uncommon these days with textbooks.
  13. Anyone know this toad?

    For warts.
  14. How was your November?

    Up until the 27th it was looking like my worst month in years, but then 5 sales dropped in during the last 3 days. All in all, 8 licenses (including one affiliate sale) for $488 gross. On the upside, I just surpassed the number of sales in 2016.
  15. Alamy Affiliate sale

    It's all in the math. When Alamy makes a discounted sale, what they received is split 50/50 as stated in the contract. With an Affiliate Sale 23% of what Alamy receives is taken off the top and the remainder is split 50/50.