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  1. Post your positive results here :)

    good question!
  2. Post your positive results here :)

    anyone got an input on this, re: bright bordering on overexposed being more desirable?
  3. Post your positive results here :)

    thanks all! and would you believe it!! nope! its not a car image lol. but i do like shooting motoring images and is my "thing" the stars and planets have seemingly thrown a very big bone for me in time for the "12th month" (i will not say the C word till its a LOT closer lol)
  4. Post your positive results here :)

    ive just logged in after a good month of not checking my dashboard! a shot that is very average, anyone could have took it! has resulted in a sale of my HALF being $2400! one of the worlds biggest companies is behind the licence so itll be out there for all to see, which is a nice bonus feeling too! ecstatic, and loads of zooms this week too, very happy given my portfolio isnt very big compared to some.
  5. Post your positive results here :)

    i have just seen a $69.99 sale drop in. from a zoom last week. my take obvs half of that. fingers crossed for 9 of my images zoomed a couple weeks ago (similar but cover a topic completely, so ideal for many uses) all sell! all 9 of mine zoomed, but less than 20 for the customer search in total.
  6. Advice on infringements

    i have just had a sale yesterday, of one which i am chasing an infringement with alamy. Country: Worldwide Usage: Commercial electronic, Websites, apps, social media and blogs (excludes advertising). Worldwide for 5 years. Media: Website, app and social media Image Size: Any size Start: 14 March 2017 End: 14 March 2022 is this likely a co-incedence and this image has sold twice (it sold in December which is where i think it was ripped from) - or is this amount / sale likely to be alamy making the infringer pay up? OR does alamy add some sort of note to say "this is payment for the infringing image you told us about"?? tia
  7. Post your positive results here :)

    indeed! i do hope it continues to sell and buys you a shiny new car in the future!
  8. How long do alamy take to chase infringements?

    hi, i too dont have an infringement history, this is the first - either i've been lucky or i simply dont have images appealing till now ha. its a photo of a car, and has been modified so that their are hotspots on the car to click (wheels, body, glass, interior), and is used to sell car cleaning products, eg click on the wheels takes you to the page of wheel cleaners etc. and this image is around 1/4 of page and is on the very first page on the site - the home page. a bit of digging around results in the company behind this brand having others and is a chemical company behind it all with about a dozen sub brands / trading names under them. turnover a couple million last year. i have taken screenshots every day that its been live on their and will wait till next week chase alamy on there dealing with it.
  9. Post your positive results here :)

    hmmm, thats an unusual one, 2 for exact same dates.
  10. How long do alamy take to chase infringements?

    thanks for the replies guys! as i say first infringement, and i did email and they told me it wasnt in line with the licence they sold etc. filled form and waiting, in mean time, ive been taking screenshots every day, there is no metadata, been stripped and modified as the image is now a hot spot image (5/6 lil buttons that hover over and take you to different product pages on their site, yes they are selling / commericial). anything more you can suggest i do in mean time myself whilst waiting for alamy to say, yes we will chase or no but feel free yourself lol. as spacecadet suggested, using another usage calculator...and alamy's would IPEC or any route i may go down laugh at a larger sum ? or is it best to use as many as possible and come to some sort of average? or when i say in my case, i use alamy and it was legally licenced there... would they say well what did they charge and i'd be bound by that only? as i say my first infringement, and i guess from reading replies and the forum in general ive been lucky till now, but a good solid understand now would no doubt help when it happens again, note how i said WHEN lol, not if ha
  11. hi all. ive had my first infringement! (well second but ive given up hope on the first, its small time and in russia). i emailed alamy asking if the use was as i received payment for, and they confirmed it wasnt and to fill out a form for them to investigate. they received this and havent been back in touch since they acknowledged receipt. im just wondering how long it usually takes? and are they likely to take it on? im based in UK, as is the infringer and in mean time ive been screenshotting the infringer site and the placement of the infrigement daily in case i have to deal with it myself. are there any rules of thumb or rough ideas on what to charge should i have to deal with it myself or do you just go on what the calculator on alamy would come up with, if they had of paid in first place! some sites i've seen tend to go on 3x the amount normal charge, eg to punish for the infringement, but these seem heavily USA based and mention the US copyright damages etc. TIA Dan
  12. i have just found this topic, whilst looking for something else, spy proof is good, but slow, there are magnetic machines, which "process" the drives like a airport check in - eg, place in one end and it goes through and comes out the other. a large powerful magnet realigns and wipes the drives! very expensive so only used by major recycling centres etc but the most secure of all, and can then be re-used.
  13. Post your positive results here :)

    no john, image on alamy, it was to check it was available for the use intended.
  14. Post your positive results here :)

    i had an email last night from alamy asking for an image i replied saying it wasnt under licence anywhere else, and was happy to proceed and any idea on the price i'd be paid. our client will be charged, $1590!!! i was shocked to say least, thats a good price and im looking forward for my 50%, my biggest so far by far having only had 4 PU sales in the last month and with only a few hundred images on my account.
  15. blocking "personal use": will ya or won't ya???

    ive just had 4 come in, PU. a car image, but 4 different views of the exact same car. i'll be monitoring this to make sure it doesnt appear in mags etc, as this is the kind of traditional use these images are for (eg 4 views of a car in a car review).