Robert Bailey

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About Robert Bailey

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    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={E534C929-015C-4A61-87AB-F4140D5AFB19}&name=Robert+Bailey
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  1. How to delete in Image Manager

    Irritating indeed, by all means keep the one that failed to remind you. But the others haven't failed they just haven't been checked. By the way, in a post about QC a while ago you suggested a Fuji X camera. Whilst I didn't buy it to keep Alamy happy I did get an X100 (first model, no suffix) and am very impressed. Even jpegs strait out of the camera are good.
  2. How to delete in Image Manager

    I appreciate the I can leave them but they are irritating me. I would like to delete them.
  3. I have just had one fail out of 39. They are all taken using the same lens which has had failures before. I don't want them hanging around but cant find a way to delete them. How do I delete them. Thanks
  4. Discoverability, Stars and Keywords

    There is a PDF which has full instructions on the discoverability issue. It explains it all. The above quote in bold blue is taken from it. http://www.alamy.com/myupload/help/AIM-InstructionManual.pdf#page=16
  5. Quality control issues

    Well, well. They passed!
  6. Quality control issues

    For the benefit of all those who have given advice I am uploading another batch. Let's see how we get on this time
  7. Nik Collection now free

    Thank you to the original poster for this information. I have downloaded and installed to both PC and Mac. I'd be interested to know if anyone has had QC problems after using any of the Nik Collection.
  8. Registration numbers

    Hi I'd like to restart this one. Suppose I have a property release but the owner of the property doesn't want the number shown. I'd have no problem in removing the number but would it casue any problems with Alamy. Robert
  9. Quality control issues

    Hi All Just for the record I thought I would let you know that all of my second batch of pictures failed QC also for soft or lacking definition (same as last time). I followed most of the relavent advice given here and spent one hell of a long time on it. The bottom line for me is that it isn't worth the time spent on fideling around to get a few pictures on here. I enjoy my photography and I enjoy making pictures that others like, I think I'll leave it at that. Thanks again for all your help. Robert
  10. Quality control issues

    You didn't put me off David, I was just having a bit of fun. I did have a look at some scans of slides I took with my Pentax MX a few years ago and the quality is truly awful. So maybe this digital stuff isnt that bad ;-) Indeed since reading this thread and the help that has been offered I have been very selective about the RAW files used and done a minimum of processing and the results, at least to me, are a great improvement. Thanks again. Robert
  11. Quality control issues

    Thank you David, that is a very comprehensive reply. I've taken what you say on board, and it makes sense. But if this "simple" digital photography gets any more complicated I think I may go back to my Pentax M kit and scan the films :-) I use Flickr to choose the shots, that's all. Regards and thanks. Robert
  12. Quality control issues

    Thank you Michael, your help has been encouraging, supportive and constructive, it's appreciated. I'll take it from here and perhaps post to a new thread when I have moved it on. Thanks again. Robert
  13. Quality control issues

    I have now exported this file to JPG at level 12. The file size is now 15Mb https://app.box.com/s/sw8atercf1g5cm1spwiiv5aegrz74o49 Robert
  14. Quality control issues

    As you have only tweaked the CA, have you uploaded these as an example of how you are saving them (as per your chat with Mark/spacecade re size? Are these as you would upload? Without going too much further my first observation on download is how small the JPG is (3.3mb). That is way too small for an image which is over 5000 on it's longest. I opened your TIFF in PS and saved as a Level 12 JPG. That gave me a 9mb JPG. I then did the same with the TIFF but at Level 10 JPG. That gave me a 3.5mb JPG. That 6mb difference is missing pixels which is all image detail! I only tweaked the CA but after posting I noted that Aperture had added some sharpening. I have uploaded these with as little manipulation as possible to estabish a baseline with regard to getting my pictures through QA. They failed at my first attempt due to SaLD. I found the following on an Apple Aperture forum with regard to Alamy and used that: Create a new export preset JPEG - image quality 10 or 11 Color space Adobe RGB (1998) Size fit within pixels 5200 300 DPI you will get uncompressed size about 51MB, but JPEG's will be 3-20MB size as they are compressed I noted the small file size and tried both 10 and 11; the difference was 0.3Mb When I next have the Mac running I will try 12. Robert
  15. Quality control issues

    As promised here is a revised JPEG and an 8 bit TIFF for comparison. The only thing I did was tweak the colour aberation. Robert JPEG: https://app.box.com/s/cdihw1nmv4tkqtz5owcnbcgbj9jots42 TIFF: https://app.box.com/s/q114myezwg6d1juy73smjvdsc0vizopc