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  1. Keywording exhaustion

    I find keywording severely tedious. Is it just me? I mean, I know it has to be done so it's not a real, sincere complaint, just a minor one.
  2. super tags & tagging

    I am new to Alamy although not to stock sites overall. I read somewhere that when super tags were introduced, they had a negative effect on some of the listings and that the algorithm needed to be tweaked. I am somewhat reluctant to declare super tags, but I am also concerned that this will affect the discoverability of my images. What advice/experiences have contributors had. Thank you for your time and consideration. Regards, J. Ross
  3. When preparing images for upload I develop RAW files in LR5.7 and finish them as TIFFs in PS CS2. I prefer to add tags at this stage, rather than when the image has passed QC. I keep a spreadsheet with details of every image with caption, tags etc. In the spreadsheet I separate the tags using commas, and multi-word tags with Quotation marks and commas. When I copy and paste the tags into the "keywords" box in PS CS2, all is well until I "OK" the file properties box to close it. Then PS CS2 instantly removes my quotation marks, and turns the commas to semi colons. The semi-colons seem to work like commas as tag separators so single word tags are OK. Tags with more than one word lose their quotation marks become single tags and have to be corrected later. I am at loss to know why PS CS2 does this, especially as, immediately below the "keywords box" is the text "commas can be used to separate keywords"! Can anyone help please?
  4. Hello, I just joined as an Alamy member last week. I need a little advise from people with more experience in the stock industry. I find my progress maddeningly slow. I was approved and I've begun the submission process. My submissions remain small as I'm still worried about failing and having them all rejected. So every other day or so I get a batch approved then upload another batch. In the meantime of joined 3 other agencies and am uploading while I wait for Alamy's next approval. All the other agencies move with the same sloweness and keeping track or which agencies got which photos and have they been key worded and uploaded is really confusing. I'm wondering if I should stick to one agency at a time, upload the bulk of my images, once I'm caught up, then move onto the next agency, load the library and get caught up. For those of you that belong to multiple agencies, how did you do it? Did you upload your collections all at the same time? or one at a time? When did you start uploading larger batches to Alamy? How long did it take you to feel comfortable doing that? Sorry if this is kind of a broad question. Just a bit frustrated with it right now and looking to see how others manage their workflow.
  5. Basically I'm wondering how many search queries are made in English and how many in other languages. Anyone having an idea? Of course most contributors will tag their images mainly with English terms. As a bit of a polyglot myself (I speak 8 languages), I have become used - besides English & Latin - to tagging my wildlife images with the vernacular names in Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish as well. A habit I started a couple of years ago on my Flickr-stream for the benefit of my many foreign contacts . ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerbosma/ ) In the search queries that generate hits I hardly ever find non-English search terms though, ocasionally the odd German, Dutch or Polish one. Tagging in languages other than English could of course have the advantage of a lot fewer images showing up and mine often constituting a considerable portion of them. Still I don't really have the idea that too many Alamy customers search in other languages than English. Considering the fact that Alamy has a German office as well, I had expected a lot more German searches (I translate all the main keywords in german as well), but so far that has been rather disappointing. Does anyone else have good experiences with tagging in other languages? If so, do they result in sales? Would like to have your feedback on this, thanks!