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  1. About Vector files

    Hello guys, im a new contributor on Alamy. Hope sales have been good for you all. As a illustrator that works with vector mostly i was quite surprised to see that they sell all vectors for 9.99 as opposed to photos/illustrations where there are alot of pricing options. So my question is - for a contributor, whats the advantage of uploading the vector file instead of only the jpeg? It seems like uploading the vector file will limit the amount of money he can make with the sales. Would love to read your opinions on this before uploading my work.
  2. When every art has its Auto-Tune, how will we distinguish great beauty from an increasingly perfect average? Some good tips. Worth a read. https://aeon.co/essays/how-algorithms-are-transforming-artistic-creativity
  3. Portfolio critics

    Hello everyone. I'm new at Alamy. Could you take look at my portfolio and give some valuable critics. Thank you. http://www.alamy.com/search/imageresults.aspx?&xstx=0&userid={CA48BF86-825B-409E-8E90-AE3D82059810}&name=Halit+Ölmez&st=12
  4. Hi everyone, over a several months I have uploaded almost 500 images. I thought I had carefully tagged, keyworded and filled in all the information required by Alamy to list my images. But after a few months away from the site I see a lot of my images have still a way to go for 'discoverability' but when I revisit my dashboard I can't find what is missing, there does not appear any notes or suggestions on how to improve my listings. And no matter how far I search 'my dashboard' I can't find anything to read up on. Has anyone got any suggestions or had the same experiences please?
  5. Vibrancy of images

    Colours of images appear very vibrant, saturated, punchy to me this morning ....anyone else notice this change? Kathy
  6. Optimizing images

    Has anyone found that optimizing their images actually help? I have been trying to improve on the discoverability & hope that the green line progresses, sometimes yes sometimes no. I do have a lot in the "amber" zone so is it worth trying to help them or do they get found & sold without the extra work involved with images already posted previously? A fellow photographer did tell me recently that she sold a picture of a really weird sign that was only in "amber"!! However there were not many with that particular caption, so that may have helped her. Any imput you have on my questions would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  7. Image Searches - Images per page

    Previously we could vary the images per page on searches. My preference was for 120. I cannot find this feature in the new search function and the default appears to be 100. Am I missing something? dov
  8. Found in the Sun, Xmas Crisis https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2490973/sex-is-off-the-table-and-you-no-longer-look-each-other-in-the-eye-six-signs-you-could-be-heading-for-a-new-year-break-up/ Photograph of a hostile couple. Photographer: Image Source http://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?imageid={8C78C4FD-7BB6-436B-AD77-53187E2ED0E0} Photo of a young lady using a mobile phone. Photographer: Juice Images http://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?imageid={4D9CFABB-1560-4862-ADF6-F925D0A6F9C8} Picture of a young couple. Photographer: Mediablitzimages http://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?imageid={BB21AEA6-2C52-4A3F-8A1A-58BB2949BCED}
  9. This might make a few people laugh on a dark grey Monday morning So I've been a member of Alamy a few years now, started as I covered some live music & occasional live news with a little bit of stock, gradually adding more images and I now have 2000 images up, but the pain of adding keywords etc and not understanding them, the search engine, what sells etc, All this meant I wondered how people with much larger collections spent the time editing & adding keywords etc as my way was very slow, going from image to image copy and pasting, permissions etc But...I've Just discovered batch edit!!! Doh!!
  10. I can't find my images in advanced search, or when I click on images counter under my avatar. The images were showing previously
  11. Dallas Police killings

    I just searched the July images found thread and unfortunately didn't see any of mine. The images I subbed were news images from the aftermath of the Dallas police killings. They were in the news feed for two days and then I subbed some more last night. So if they will ever be sold and published, I figured that would be happening immediately. There were about four or five photographers who subbed images from the events that took place here. So I'm wondering has anyone seen any Alamy images from Dallas in any UK papers or via their online versions? Or is it just too early to know? I've searched some and couldn't find any. I've heard that sales reporting sometimes lags behind publication, so hopefully no sales now doesn't mean they didn't happen.
  12. 360 degree images and video

    As part of the Dutch EU presidency we have had a number of innovation conferences in the past months in the country. I attended one last week and had the chance to try on some VR glasses. WAUW! First wauw at what I was seeing, which was a view from the top of a wind turbine... but then the mind reels with the other possibilties... and not just for the wauw fun aspect. Just off the top of my head I was thinking of remote exploration, medical training... for much of which you need 360 images and video. I see colleagues experimenting in this area, six gopro's on a stick or a camera from sony on a stick... but I haven't see any action from agents or other middlemen looking to get product to market. Has anyone else?
  13. Hello all, I was trying to upload pics to aterras "favorite pictures that you have uploaded may 2016" but can't figure out how to do it. I tried bringing up my media and it said to pick which category to share but none came up. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jacob Y.
  14. Quality control issues

    I have contributed to Alamy almost 10 years now and have well over 15,000 images online. I average a minimum of several image license sales every week of the year. I have been shooting professionally for over 30 years, using digital capture and Adobe Photoshop for almost 15 years, and have never had a digital image rejected for quality reasons by any other stock agent, including Getty, except by Alamy. In recent months I have experienced what I perceive to be inconsistencies in the Quality Control measures. After going years without a QC Failure, I have had two batches of images fail in recent months. The images were captured with a Canon EOS 1DX and Leica M9-P. In both cases I made (from the original files that Failed QC) beautiful 16x20” prints and sent them in to Alamy for further consideration. In both cases Alamy QC said the images were not up to their standards. I completely disagreed with their assessment, but to no avail. I am seriously considering pulling my images from Alamy. The amount of time spent properly preparing & submitting images against the increasingly low fees is not providing a very good return on investment. I am wondering if anyone else is having similar, inconsistent, problems with the quality-control group? Mark Weidman _______________________________ H. Mark Weidman Photography 24 Trailside Circle Salida, CO 81201-7011 USA Studio: 719-207-4713 Mobile: 719-221-5585 email: mark@weidmanphoto.com web: http://www.weidmanphoto.com/
  15. Multiple Versions of Images

    Can I offer here in Alamy a BW and Sepia (or Creative) version along with the original Color version? Should I mark both BW and Sepia as Digitally Altered? OTOH, If I already offer here in Alamy the Color (Original) version of an image as RM, can I offer somewhere else the Sepia version of the same image either as RM or RF?
  16. Article about the sale of the Peroni beer company appearing in the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/29/ab-inbev-plans-to-sell-peroni-and-grolsch-takeover-sabmiller-eu-competition-regulators Contains a photograph taken by Edward Simons
  17. French Polynesia : 3 images from paradisiacal Tuamotu Tikehau : corals and maxima clams in the lagoon, just below water bungalows Fakarava : young Polynesian sharing the remains of his meal with blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) Rangiroa : pontoon over the lagoon
  18. Can you imagine a better place on earth for a picnic? Denali (also known as Mount McKinley) from Reflection Pond - Denali national park in Alaska. And another nice place. For a sunset beer this time… Water bungalows at Tikehau Pearl Beach in French Polynesia.
  19. Although this is Alamy-related, it is more a technical query about Google. The pseudo I use for news pics is Pjrnews. If I type that into a google search for images, nothing comes up. If I ADD 'Alamy', I get lots of results. I would have thought that adding search terms would narrow the results, not bring up new ones. Anyone know why this happens?
  20. Warning: Photoshelter and Lattice

    Photoshelter users be warned. They have introduced Lattice, a Pinterest type "service" with no watermark protection. It took me barely 2 minutes to grab an unwatermarked 1200 x 800 px image. It is yet another opportunity for image theft. You are opted in by default. If you use PhotoShelter and value you your images I suggest you login immediately and opt out. You might also want to share your view on their Blog. I am now taking a hard look at whether I am going to continue using PhotoShelter to store my images as they clearly are not thinking in terms of protecting professional photographers. I will probably cancel my account as soon as I can download my images (although I do have them on my own machines) and rebuild my web site. I was going to redesign it anyway this just moves it to the top of the list.
  21. Just curious as to how you all mark your images chosen for upload to Alamy, to sort them from the ones you haven't uploaded. Sometimes I may develop several similars from a shoot but end up only uploading a couple of them. Once converted to jpeg I put them in a folder marked "Alamy 200" or whatever number denoting how many uploads I've done. The original folder I'm working from may be named "13-08-06 restaurants". As I work, I also save back a jpeg to the original folder as a jpeg and mark them like this: DSC2044-AL.jpg. The AL lets me know I uploaded this image to Alamy. Then I delete the Tiff. Back before I saved only jpegs to my folders, I saved them in 8 bit (way way back, 16 bit) Tiff format. So I might have Tiffs that I have uploaded alongside Tiffs I didn't use. If I should go back to that folder, The "AL" designation lets me know which images are in my Alamy online portfolio and which are not. Nowadays, since I only save the jpeg back into the folder, I can readily see what I've done. Anything saved in jpeg has been uploaded, any Tiffs have not. Even so, I still mark the jpegs with the "AL" designation. What do you do? Betty
  22. Here is one example of the newspaper as an idea factory. http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/18/computer-ai-mastering-dark-matter-of-the-internet-gaining-ability-to-describe-images-with-surprising-accuracy/ Why not make images depicting artificial intelligence now, so that when AI becomes more widespread you will have a competitive advantage? I try to read widely, and not only the newspaper. Where do your image ideas come from? Here is an image about artificial intelligence I made some years ago, after reading a sci-fi novel by William Gibson.
  23. Anyone have experience submitting images to Alamy made with the Phantom Vision II quadcopter's 14 Megapixel camera?
  24. I think a lot of us are still trying to get a handle on what will and won't be accepted for Stockimo, and which Apps will give us the best results. I learn by example so I thought a discussion of actual images and how they are modified might be helpful. If you are willing to share, please show us your successes and failures, both can be instructive, and what apps you used to modify the successful images (you don't have to say exactly which filters you used if you don't want to, just the App). I'll start off with one of my images that was first rejected, and after cropping it square and boosting the contrast and saturation with the Adobe Photoshop App it was accepted and scored 3.0.I tried posting the "before" image to both my Zenfolio portfolio and to Facebook but the image wouldn't drag in. The best I could do is a link. As you can see the difference between passing and failing isn't that much. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=335762966571754&set=a.139987982815921.32435.100004141602133&type=1 Here's the edited image from Adobe Photoshop App
  25. I'm new here, my images have been approved, key worded, dated, and all the other things that are required but I can not find them when I search for them by name or by the file number displayed with them in my profile. How do I find my images on the site? Thanks.