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  1. Yesterday I submitted 18 photos to live news. Half went straight through the other half got put into QC in batches of 1. Today the half in QC all passed and went into my main portfolio, the others are still available on the news desk. Why did Alamy split the batch? I didn’t get an email explaining and the half that went into QC are all similiar/ relevant content so I don’t understand what happened. Any suggestions?
  2. When I saw this, I couldn't help but ask the question - why do we worry? No doubt this image was uploaded through the "archive" route as part of a gigantic upload (just look at the total number of images for this contributor) but still, it is disheartening to see this kind of material slipping through. Image ref = KCT8F1
  3. Hi there folks, So I recently joined Alamy and was raring to get some photos up, I had looked through the guides and FAQ and was pretty sure my photos would be good enough to go up on the site. I made my first submission of my three best images and eagerly awaited an e-mail, none came. I seen on the site that QC were away on holidays so there might be a backlog, okay I said and waited. No email still so I signed into Alamy and discover my images were rejected but I got no email either way as I was supposed to which annoyed me. The first image failed as it was soft or lacking definition I am only an amateur so I don't really understand exactly what they mean and thought okay maybe try something better, anyway underneath it stated the camera was unsuitable and that's what grinds my gears, its a Olympus VG120 14 megapixels I done some research and with it having a 1/2.3'' sensor and being 14 megapixels I thought it was adequate. So i find myself asking what to do am I just wasting my time because my camera will never be ''good'' enough and therefore should close my account? Any opinions or help welcome, I don't mean it if my tone sounds off in this post I am just a little bit disheartened by it all was really getting a buzz because I honestly thought all was good and I bothered to do some research its just a bit overwhelming for an amateur with all the technicalities. I would add the image in question to my post only I don't know how. Thanks Larry
  4. Just noted this on the Alamy Twitter feed: We've added a new #QC failure reason called 'no metadata' - for your first submission we need all images to contain valid #camera data.
  5. I did my first submission a few days ago and have got no email response. When I look in image manager my photos appear under the 'failed' filter but does not give reasons. I tried to submit some different ones but it doesn't let me, saying they are still checking the original ones, but I have got no email from them at all Any explanation would be appreciated. Should I have got an email yet?
  6. Scans of old photos

    I have some scans of old photos some of which I believe may be saleable. I am just a little worried however about them being rejected by QC because obviously the quality is not up to the standard of today's digital photos. Does anyone have any experience of loading these type of photos? I would be grateful for any pointers on what is acceptable QC wise and what is not. e.g. Some scans have creases and scratches which I can doctor using PS but how far do I have to go? Thanks in advance Kevin
  7. Hello: I am trying to upload my first 3 images for QC to see if they are accepted. I shoot all my picture in RAW and they are over 22mb each, but when I finish processing them in Lightroom, they are down to around 600K. I get the following error when trying to upload them: "This image is too small. It needs to be at least a 17MB file when uncompressed. This is likely to have a JPEG size of 3-5MB." Clearly I am not exporting them at the right size/dimensions. I usually export them at 1024 on the long edge and the resolution 300 pixels per inch. I feel stupid asking the question, but if anyone could help me I would appreciate it. Thank you, David
  8. I uploaded 9 photos on 7 jun and ond the left side it showing : 9 in qc 9 passed. I still cant edit them. I have more uploaded files 2-3 days after and they are still in qc. Is it normal or i shoud contact someone? Sorry i am still new here. Thanks
  9. Dear Peeps at Alamy, Just an idea but wouldn't it be useful to be able to keyword photos in the QC approval queue? It might be wasted effort, if they eventually failed QC, but think of the potential time saved in being able to keyword photos while they sit in purgatory. What do people think?
  10. Drone Cameras that are passing QC?

    My apologies if this has previously been discussed at length already. I'm in the market for a drone and at first considered the DJI Inspire 1 Pro, with X5 Zenmuse lens. However, at €3800, it would take me a lot of sales to recover the initial outlay and I'm wondering if it's going to be worth it, as I don't plan on doing much else with it. Is anyone using a drone with a less superior camera, perhaps the X3 Zenmuse, and getting through QC with it? I would welcome any actual-experience views on what drones and lenses you are using to get through QC, please. But, perhaps not "I hear such-and-such drone/lens is good and/or should pass because of it's specs", as it's too much of a risk to take financially with the outlay. Thanks for any concrete advice. Steve
  11. Editorial images

    Hi there, I'm trying to undestand how to submit editorial images: should I upload my pics as usual or should I follow another procedure? Where can I specify that those specific images are for editorial use only? Thank you for your help
  12. Hello there! I'm a new photographer from the Netherlands. I've got a question about the QC. What is meant by "JPEG over 17 MB"? Does it mean I need to uncompress my photos before I upload them, or does it mean the maximum file size is at 17 MB? If I do have to uncompress my photos, are there any services that let you do that for free?
  13. Hi there, I am new here and have a question about "what is a batch". Yesterday I did in my eyes 2 batches: A batch with one picture (which was not taken because of type of the camera). One of my most seen photos (>60.000 seen) at 500px, they didn't accept. Ok. I can accept this. And later in the evening another batch with photos made with my Nikon D800. Alma seems to see it as one batch?! Is this really true? Now I am in a frozen state, which is also new for me. Why is that? Regards, Johannes
  14. Am I in over my head?

    Hello, I just signed up today to be a contributor. Then, before uploading anything I thought I would just do a bit more reading about what's what... Now I'm worried that my camera might not be allowed or good enough. What I have is a Fuji Finepix S3300. It's 14 megapixels and I had been told (back when I bought it) that it was just like a dslr but more portable/compact. I'm wondering if that was not so much true, and just a way to sell me an expensive camera. I have photoshop, and so have spent the afternoon looking at some of my older pics at 100% -- and that was not as brilliant as I had hoped. I'm not at all sure of them anymore. Most of them were taken on auto settings though, so tomorrow I'm planning to take some new shots with manual Apeture control, decreased ISO, and increased sharp/hard, which I think might help. I'm seeing more noise and softness than there should be on all but maybe two pics in my files. Does anyone have any other ideas how to tweak up the quality? Or is it just wasting time trying to get something that will be up to snuff with this camera? I'm obviously not a pro, but I've always been pretty good with a camera -- composition, focus, depth of field, that sort of thing. Right now I'm out of work so I have the time to experiment and try to make this work. It would be great to be able to fine tune my images and have this work out as an income source, but I'm not sure... if my camera isn't good enough to get the quality needed I don't think I can afford a new one right now. Any tips and pointers most appreciated! Thanks, Tobey
  15. I noticed my QC Rank is "frozen" until Feb 12th. What will happen then? After the introduction of the new MI my reviews seem to be faster and i appreciate that. I guess after Feb 12th there will be a new QC re-rank?
  16. Hi all, this morning i'm trying to upload via ftp some images after my account has been frozen for 1 week due to Alamy QC failures. I'm still receiving Error 550 access denied on my FTP client even though i've received the "unfrozen" email from Alamy and i properly have the "Upload" blue button on my dashboard. Someone could explain?
  17. over the past few months now I have been trying to get past the so called QC check with various photos and in the end I decided to do a test my eqipmewnt canon 750 a 24mega pixel camera on a tripod focused on one object in bright natual sunlight ISO 800 test 1 - on auto focus four photos I made zero adjustments apart from incresing the size to meet requiments and all rejected test 2- on manual focus same position same object same sunlight ISO 100 again no adjustments and again all rejected this is why I belive that getting past so called QC test is either fixed or a fraud as if I had the best camera in the world it impossible to pass there so called checks
  18. I am trying to submit my first images. I submitted 7 of them and they were all rejected. Next to four of them is the message "Image Processing Error." Does anybody know what this means? How to fix it? How to prevent it in the future? Where there is any documentation about it? Thanks for your help!
  19. Have any of the QC gods yet offered an opinion on files from the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro with the 1 inch sensor?
  20. I am sure I am being thick, also that this must have been covered many times before, but can somebody please tell me how I upload an image to this forum, so that others can comment on it? Many thanks
  21. Hello everyone Sorry , Not sure this is normal? first time it happens Uploaded images and still waiting after 7 days??? Awaiting QC always there. ..strange thanks
  22. Just out of curiosity - and this obviously won't apply to anyone who joined Alamy before the days of online uploads and 4 initial submissions - has anybody ever sold any of their first four? I haven't - though I've sold 3 of my second batch of 6. Maybe I was too cautious. Although, looking back, it didn't seem so at the time.
  23. I have just had a small batch of images failed because a random sample found a `smudge' (further inspection reveals nothing untoward in the camera) which I accept is not up to standard. I re-examined others in the batch and was happy that the problem wasn't re-occuring. However, my attempt to re-submit is thwarted as the Lightroom Exporter tells me that the file has already been submitted. I have re-named them and get the same answer. Am I doomed to lose this batch?
  24. I've just had a batch of 30 or so images rejected by QC, but only the first couple have reasons. So my question is this: is it OK to re-submit the images from this submission that received no comments? And if so, do I need to state somewhere that they have already been submitted before? Thanks for your help.
  25. delete submission button would be handy

    Hi all and Alamy, we may sometimes mistakenly submit one or two images that are not upto Alamy standard in a batch of hundreds (as I did). If you know you are gonna fail QC but you can't delete or cancel the submitted images other than wait for failure (you already know the reason yourself). Wouldn't it be nice if there is a Cancel Submission button with every batch or submission? we don't want to harm qc history, and it would also save reviewers' time in case unintentional mistake is made with submitting.