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  1. Who will celebrate first?
  2. Hello Alamy world!

    Hi there, this is Giogionny! I'm really new to this kind of system, so I will probably ask many questions to all of you! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be here and for the advices you will be giving me! Have a great day!
  3. Congratulations to all!
  4. A job at Alamy (at home)

    This might suit some of you with news knowledge and alternative Sundays to fill. http://www.alamy.com/work-for-us/uk-jobs/news-shifter-oct-2017.asp Apply within. Richard.
  5. New dedicated language sites

    Has anyone else noticed this: Alamy promises four dedicated language sites – Spanish first Spanish Alamy site now up and running. Good news! Will this mean more direct sales in foreign climes?! Should we (where possible) be including European tags in our images to take account of this (i.e. not just names of things/places, but direct translations of keywords - could then justify using up the 50 tags and turn everything green!)? I have had a quick look at one or two of my images and the translation of the captions is reasonable, but not perfect. Is there anything we can do about this? Alamy?
  6. Keywording and Misspellings

    Just noticed this Tweet from Alamy on the Forum homepage: "Don’t add what you think is a spelling mistake someone might make e.g. desert & dessert, our search engine will punish this." What! When did that happen? And where is that in the keywording guidelines? I have long added misspellings and international spellings of words. I hope that Alamy are only referring to instances such as that which they give: Adding dessert as a keyword to a photo of sand dunes is clearly a bad idea and an image of a bowl of Angel Delight won't benefit from sandy or mirage. If so, then that is clearly bl**din obvious, if not, then I'm concerned.
  7. 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
  8. Discovered an additional toggle box underneath RF today, giving buyers the option to include or exclude "editorial RF".
  9. Are alamy sales going down?

    I am new user so I can be totally wrong... I looked at "All of Alamy" stats from last 30 days and took numbers: number of pages with at least one sale: 128 first ten of the biggest sales (sum): 133 Then I took stats from 1 Jul 2016 - 1 Aug 2017 number of pages with at least one sale: 400 first ten of the biggest sales (sum): 213 Looks like a big drop in only one year...
  10. Hello everyone I am new here (Passed QC about a week ago). I have prepared more images, but I'd like to make keywording as easy as possible. I have keyworded some of my images in Lightroom and would like to know if Alamy reads image metadata, that I see in LR (keywords, title, description) and will apply them after upload? Michael
  11. I found this video poking around on Youtube. James has some interesting things to say. You can speed it up to get through it faster. Its a couple of year old but still relevant. Is surprising it hasn't had more views.
  12. Reducing library size?

    Has anybody else noticed the total number of images in the Alamy library seems to have reduced in the past few days? I'm sure it was at over 106 million last week but on Saturday the total number dropped to around 99.6 million and this morning I think it is slightly lower still. A clean up? A cull? A database glitch?
  13. DACS

    Hi, Do Alamy still help photographers to get money back from the DACS Payment scheme like they did in the past ? Not sure how to apply for it myself. Deadline is May 1st, I believe. Thanks.
  14. http://www.alamy.com/blog/selling-stock-photos if anyone is interested... km
  15. Alamy EIN Number

    Hi. For tax purposes I must fill out Alamy's EIN tax number on my annual IRS form. Does anyone know what this number is? I don't think it's the same as VAT number but I'm not sure. Thanks.
  16. How was 2016 for you?

    We have nearly completed another year of Alamy sales and it is time to reflect, review and learn lessons. This chart I am very happy with : This chart I am not so happy with : Sales increasing nicely year on year, efforts being rewarded, careful keywording resulting in customers finding my images. But all that work, all the hours invested, to end up with a declining revenue stream feels like pedaling backwards on my bike or kayaking up a waterfall. Too many photographers I guess, too many images for customers to choose from, too easy to just use Google Images and grab any image you see without even thinking of consequences, it all drives the price per image in one direction only. But high value sales do still turn up once in a while. I had one $650 sale this year, two sales of £225 and 5 others over $100. When they happen, I am reminded that Alamy is still the right place to be. I had a look at distribution of prices across all my sales this year, here are the results : So about 60% of my sales are in the $20-80 gross price band. I also had a look at the price trend over the last 5 years. As expected, this shows a declining average price, but a RECOVERY in the gross price THIS YEAR. Unfortunately, in my case, the net price has continued its decline this year, probably due to the proportion of distributor sales increasing. See chart below : So since 2012, my average net price has declined by more than 50%, ouch ...... what happened to inflation?? Aren't our prices meant to go up with inflation? Every other business seems to manage it, but not us ;-) I hope this is enlightening, or at least informative, for forum members. If you feel so inclined, please share your own data, but I understand many people won't want to. Who knows what 2017 will bring, the new search algorithm and contributor tools have made all that even harder to predict. I was at the top of page 2 on BHZ, then dropped to page 13, now on page 9. It is too early to say whether views/zooms are adversely affected ... Happy New Year! Marc
  17. Hello guys, I just want to share some results coming from my experience. I am the person that next to Alamy also submit(ed) to micros. I did that already for many years. In those years there was one micro agency that had always the first place but in the last two years think where turning for me completely. Those top micro agency and some others started to show dramatically decline in sales. Following other contributors there they experienced the same. In the meantime Alamy showed and different pattern to me. Revenue was growing for me month by month. My Alamy graph looks almost like a mountain going up, for revenue and sales while micros are going down. In the meantime i deleted most of the micro accounts that had no meaning to me reducing them to two only (the two largest earners). Now it happened..... since two months Alamy is my biggest earner leaving the two top micro agencies behind. For me it is a great result looking at the large price difference. It is amazing for me to see Alamy giving me 100+ dollar sales while micro is available. It shows that people are still willing to spend that money. I guess it is the choice and customer service that keeps customers coming back to make those great sales. I am happy that i kept supporting Alamy and i will continue doing so. Mirco
  18. Any suggest what to do

    Hi, I decided to go exclusive on other site, I deleted all my accounts on other stock sites except Alamy, they say that I need to wait 45 days. Simple, I want to delete it now because I want to go exclusive on other site asap! I know about contract bla bla, that we agree with terms who say that need to wait 45 days BUT also support say that they have a right to sell image who we already sell here on site (they are still available to buyers who already bought it...something like that) ?! is this even legal ?! I also find some post on internet that some people who delete account on Alamy after many months find their images on alamy.... I exchanged many messages with support but they still do not want to delete my account now, I need to wait 45 days... For me, this do not have any sense! We have ALL RIGHTS to OUR images and If we do not want to sell them on alamy, how can they keep right to sell ti next 45 days ?! I changed all tags on every my image, so I can say that they are dead for search engine but still afraid to go exclusive on other site, I do not want to have problems later... maybe someone can tell me something more what I can do to delete my images/account asap? Thanks in advance, Regards, Stefan
  19. [Newcomer] Questions about Alamy

    Hi! I just joined Alamy as a US based contributor 1-2 days ago. The website seems nice, they claim to have a couple(kidding, more than 2mil) million stock photos, but I still have some issues, so I'll put them in bullet points; If Alamy is so big, why do they have so few US based reputable clients? Dailymail.co.uk uses them, but few others do. Compared to [redacted], which seems universal in size and scale, Alamy seems basically like a small company (Chrome even marks Alamy as a typo!!) What are your average sales? I'm not asking price, that might be too much, just average sale volume (eg. 1000 licenses/month) With (supposedly) 90 million images, how do mine ever have a chance at being discovered? Just like YouTube and many other growing platforms of this size and scale, discoverability seems impossible.
  20. New (lower) minimum price?

    Hi on Alamy's home page alamy.com it says "Pricing from £15", but if you look at an individual image, no matter if RF or RM, the pricing officially starts at £ 9.99. Wasn't it £15.00 or £14.99 before, consistent with the statement on the home page? Edit: I think the "Marketing package: Small business" price has also been lowered, but I'm not totally sure.
  21. Uploading IPhone Photos

    I was wondering if photos taken on an IPhone should be exclusively uploaded via stockimo app, or can you also upload them via alamy on the computer ?
  22. Hi...can anyone help, please? I normally use a Lightroom plugin to upload my images and have started getting an error message `Alamy server says `200'. Can anyone enlightne me as to what this means? Thanks
  23. 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