andremichel

How many images did you submit to Alamy in 2017 and how does it compare to previous years?

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Hi,

 

During 2017 I submitted more images than any previous years. My demanding 'day job' came to an end late Nov 2016 and I found time to focus on photography and give stock another chance.

 

How many images do you submit to Alamy each year? Have you increased or decreased the number you submit in recent years?

 

Here are my numbers (approx):

 

2017:  3400  

 

2016:  300 (All during December)

 

2015:  0

 

2014: 150 

 

2013: 20 

 

2012: 1800

 

2011:  1500

 

2010: 2400 (Just started, very keen and hopeful)

 

 

Andy

 

 

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2017:  1348  

 

2016:  1189

 

2015:  1223

 

2014: 1091

 

2013: 1035

 

2012: 879

 

2011:  666

 

2010: 645

 

2009: 422

 

2008: 375

 

2007: 23

 

John.

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2017 - 186

2016 - 100

2015 - 463

2014 - 1110

2013 - 417

 

Went a little crazy and uploaded almost everything at the beginning.  Also been real busy with my real business last couple of years so photography has taken a back burner, but hoping to do a lot more in 2018.

 

Jill

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Posted (edited)

Hope you don't mind the cut and paste. Uploaded rather than taken- this is from my sales age spreadsheet.

450

  taken2009

700

     taken2010

750

    taken2011

1400

   taken2012

900

     taken2013

550

     taken2014

1100

    taken2015

1800

taken2016

1300

taken2017

 

 

Edited by spacecadet

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To make it a bit more interesting I am adding my 'total sales' for each year:

 

Year     Uploads    Sales

2017 :  3400        :   191   

2016 :  300          :    159

2015 :  0               :    125

2014 : 150           :     104

2013 : 20              :    123

2012 : 1800         :     111

2011 :  1500        :       41

2010 :  2400         :       2

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2012 - 2,500

2013 - 2,300

2014 - 2,300

2015 -  2,000

2016 -  1,700

2017 -  1,800

 

No figures for the period 2004-2012

 

kumar (the Doc one)

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Is there an easy way to calculate this?

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Lightroom gives the number added to the catalogue each year in the folder pane if that helps. I upload as I go so it does.

My couple of pre- LR years I think I did from IM but you have to add those up by hand. Or tot up your jpeg export folders, if you keep your uploads.

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7 minutes ago, vpics said:

Is there an easy way to calculate this?

I just added up the numbers in the submissions list in AIM.

 

Jill

Edited by Jill Morgan

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10 minutes ago, Jill Morgan said:

I just added up the numbers in the submissions list in AIM.

 

Jill

Oh, I have 400 submissions for 2017!

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I've got mine written down. ;)

 

John

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33 minutes ago, vpics said:

Is there an easy way to calculate this?

 

Yes there is. Go to the "My submissions" column in AIM (left side) and highlight your most recent submission. Then scroll down to your first submission of the year and press the "Shift" key (PC). This should highlight all your submissions for the year. The total number of images should soon appear at the top. Doing this gave me a total of 650 images for 2017. Still working on other years.

 

P.S. You can highlight the submissions one-by-one using the Ctrl key if the "Shift" option doesn't work on your computer.

Edited by John Mitchell

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1 hour ago, vpics said:

Is there an easy way to calculate this?

 

36 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Yes there is. Go to the "My submissions" column in AIM (left side) and highlight your most recent submission. Then scroll down to your first submission of the year and press the "Shift" key (PC). This should highlight all your submissions for the year. The total number of images should soon appear at the top. Doing this gave me a total of 650 images for 2017. Still working on other years.

 

P.S. You can highlight the submissions one-by-one using the Ctrl key if the "Shift" option doesn't work on your computer.

Yes that's how I did it. I think it also includes any QC failures.

Edited by andremichel

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1 hour ago, vpics said:

Oh, I have 400 submissions for 2017!

 

Come on, B!

 

Exercise the grey matter... nice bit of mental rifmatic for the new year.

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1 hour ago, andremichel said:

 

Yes that's how I did it. I think it also includes any QC failures.

Just a reassurance that it takes a while to tot up but does eventually get there.

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1 hour ago, andremichel said:

 

Yes that's how I did it. I think it also includes any QC failures.

 

I've been lucky not to have any of those for a couple of years. Can't you just deselect failed submissions?

 

Shall experiment later when I have the time.

Edited by John Mitchell

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12 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

I've been lucky not to have any of those for a couple of years. Can't you just deselect failed submissions?

 

Shall experiment later when I have the time.

I was struggling to identify the ones to deselect as it isn't obvious which are failures from the submissions on left hand column. 

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10 minutes ago, andremichel said:

I was struggling to identify the ones to deselect as it isn't obvious which are failures from the submissions on left hand column. 

 

Each submission in the left-hand column is marked Passed or Failed with the number of images following -- e.g. Passed: 24,  Failed: 15, etc.

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1 minute ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Each submission in the left-hand column is marked Passed or Failed with the number of images following -- e.g. Passed: 24,  Failed: 15, etc.

So they are. I guess I rushed through it without looking too closely. 

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3 hours ago, andremichel said:

2012 : 1800         :     111

2011 :  1500        :       41

2010 :  2400         :       2

 

This might be interesting to some new contributors who may only have a handful of sales so far and feel a bit disheartened. I went from just 2 sales in my first year (I joined Feb 2010) to 111 in my third year. So it takes time for sales to get moving on Alamy.  

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111 Submissions    563 Images

 

90% of the images came from the dusty hinterlands of my hard drive.  

 

Rick

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I did the past five years only (I started submitting in 2007). My annual numbers have been fairly consistent. I'm not exactly a "volume-shooter". B)

 

2017 -- 650 images

2016 -- 588

2015 -- 547

2014 -- 622

2013 -- 682

 

 

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10 hours ago, andremichel said:

So they are. I guess I rushed through it without looking too closely. 

Fails have a pink edge to the panel. But now you come to mention it they are rather hard to spot. It must be because there are so few of them, boast boast.

Partial errors are in peach. Or is it salmon?

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Posted (edited)

Year        Submissions Images Sales

 

2017      28                      112         319
2016      48                      248         351    
2015      66                      275         219    
2014      71                      241         185    
2013      15                        54          202    
2012      35                      187         134    
2011      15                         94           92    
2010      41                      204           74    
2009      33                      223           60    
2008      33                      285           54    
2007     16                       177           26    
2006        1                       309             8    
2005     20                       283              6    
2004        1                          11             0

 

Data without context is just info. Which is a nice way of saying it's worthless.

Information is data with context.

Knowledge however..

So has anyone any theory or conclusion?

 

wim

Edited by wiskerke
part lost in translation

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With this only the start of my 3rd year on Alamy, there's not too much to report, but I thought I'd post it so you can all laugh at me!

 

Year     Images    Sales

2017      544           39

2016      677            5

 

I've seen 4 of my Storm Eleanor pics used in various newspapers last night and today so that's a good start to the year methinks!  Onwards and upwards.

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