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  1. I think our law and tradition of free speech and freedom of the press go a long way here. In one case too far, in my opinion. Some people said they should have kept their shades down but, for heavens sake, we would be living in the dark. Taking photos of people through their windows just seems wrong to me. Calling it "art" doesn't make it more humane. Paulette
  2. Did they not reply? They are usually very good about it. You should initially get an automated response so if that is what you have had you will get a regular response -- maybe not until after the weekend when they get back to work. Paulette
  3. ENWGG6 Vacation lodge on the tundra in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada CE788C7 Polar Bear watching in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada DMBMN1 A wee snooze in the snow. Paulette
  4. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Ohhhh. Perfect Valentine. I'd put Valentine's Day in the keywords. Maybe late for this year but it sure works. Paulette
  5. AIM - filters and a search term

    Thank you! I'm on a Mac so I think it would be the Command key. So useful. Welcome back. Paulette
  6. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    A little tiger... M1YR78 Two month old Bengal Tiger in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India A big tiger.... M1YR98 Two year old Bengal Tiger in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. And a bird.... M1YR87 Eurasian Stone-culew in Bandhavgarh National Park, India Paulette
  7. AIM - filters and a search term

    Yes. I keep thinking there must be a way to do that but I end up scrolling down in search of the one I'm looking for. If I search it first I have lost the new one I am working on. I'd like to hold on to the new images while I search old ones for useful copying. Paulette
  8. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Uh oh. Thank you. Paulette
  9. Jeff, I improved a situation I had with the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. I uploaded a few images taken there of an injured elephant and those were coming up before more general images of the elephants being fed, etc. I left the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in all the captions but in the supertags I put Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in the more generic images and just put that in the regular tags of the injured elephant. Now the injured elephant doesn't show up until the second page of a search for Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and my images that are the ones more likely to be chosen for an article about the place are on the first page. Paulette
  10. I thought TekServe was going to continue services but without the store but all I can find now is this.... There is nothing about where it is or how to get their services -- unless I have missed something. The Genius Bar can be wonderful or only so-so. My experience with AppleCare has been good -- including getting an emergency appointment before a big trip when I couldn't get one in the ordinary way online. Paulette
  11. February Challenge quandary!

    Yes, if you can't find him the runner-up should get it. Paulette
  12. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    F39RF8 Sociable Weaver Bird building a nest in Namibia Paulette
  13. Rude... Body...

    Hmmm. I put "nobody" in almost all of my wildlife images and I see that it seems to have been removed from mine too. Maybe it has something to do with the ability to click on a keyword that shows in order to see more images of that subject. Maybe "nobody" isn't useful??? I don't know. I wonder if there are other words commonly used that don't show. Paulette
  14. Has stock lost its Mojo?

    Definitely a confuser where I'm concerned. Paulette
  15. How to remove an image from my portfolio?

    At least people are searching for answers in the forum before posting their questions. But, yes, it could have been better done as a new thread if the answer wasn't found. Paulette
  16. Has stock lost its Mojo?

    I consider myself part of the tsunami and do this more for the fun than any expectation of being able to pay for my very expensive trips to see my beloved wild animals. At least I have stayed away from the microstock agencies so I hope I haven't done too much of the damage to pricing. I feel foolish admitting that I think my aversion to the current image manager has slowed me down. I am finally starting to get photos up from an India trip in April. I can definitely use the money I am getting from sales but in terms of what I make hourly and pleasure from the job my cat-sitting pays better than submitting to Alamy. Paulette
  17. January

    I have a theory that most red arrows are launched by guys. I guess you assumed the same thing. I did consider it. I guess I'm too much of a lady. Paulette
  18. The site updates once a day so you won't be able to search until the day after you add your keywords. I think it is a good idea to add the ages of the children. You can use a range of approximate age. Also use both "child" and "children" in the keywords as someone looking for one child might still search "children". Paulette
  19. summarize what sells in 25 words or less

    Thank you. I'll have to give it a try. Of course I have a lot of older images with more than 50 tags and batch changing of keywords is then impossible. Even when I only have 45+ keywords on each image in a group the manager will tell me I have more than 50. I have found that I can save at that point and then try to do a few more clicks on the (very faint) faded tags and sometimes it lets me do them. Paulette
  20. summarize what sells in 25 words or less

    And number 27 explains one of the advantages of the old Image Manager. There was room for everything in the Comprehensive field and then you could pick different Main and Essential keywords for different images in a set. I am trying now to do something of the same with the supertags but it is not as flexible. This is me complaining again about the new Image Manager. I also always run out of space in 50 tags for a wild animal. Moaning, moaning. Paulette
  21. How to recover this situation?

    Alamy recently sent out an email to Stockimo contributors that I think gives very clear advice on keywords (tags). Here's our quick guide on how to tag your photos Top tip: Always consider what words a customer would use when searching Think about what's in your photo List everything you can see in your photo - 'dog', 'woman', 'grass', 'sky', 'road' Be as specific as possible - 'Brooklyn Bridge' as well as 'bridge' Include what's happening - 'running', 'walking', 'listening to music' Add plurals if you think they're relevant - 'flower' and 'flowers' Add words with the same meaning - 'mum', 'mom' and 'mother' Where was your photo taken? Include as much information about the location as possible, but remember that sometimes it's not relevant. For example, if a buyer wants a photo of a balloon, it doesn't matter to them where the balloon is. Some extra things to remember... Include emotions that are conveyed in your photo - 'happy', 'sad' Add any characteristics that are shown in your photo - 'young', 'old' It's great to add concepts & creative themes - 'power', 'strength', 'romance' Include categories that are relevant to your shot - 'travel', 'food', 'lifestyle' Make sure your tags are relevant to your photo, our system is clever - irrelevant tags will make your photos harder to find Paulette
  22. Favourite images uploaded - Jan 2018

    M1DA35 Agressive Bengal Tiger in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India M1D9Y1 Indian Wild Boar, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India Paulette
  23. Music Poll

    Thank you for including my Maasai dancers. They will tell you that all that high jumping is "to impress the ladies" but it is also one way they decide if a young boy is strong enough to become a man. Paulette
  24. Favourite images uploaded - Jan 2018

    Some of the tigers in India acted like house cats.... M1DA48 Two year old Bengal Tiger in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India M1DA27 Male Bengal Tiger taking a nap in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India Paulette
  25. Slow month? 2018

    I love it. Paulette