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  2. I am aware how we all feel about this topic. I am just moaning, not necessarily seeking for comfort. This morning three images were reported sold, which I welcome, but two of them at $5.28?. The devil is in the detail. Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Magazine - print, digital and electronicPrint run: up to 500,000 (OK, it is up to), Placement: InsideImage Size: 1 pageStart: 01 August 2019Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover. Does this category mean that Alamy can now sell a image for the cover of a magazine for $5.28? Sung
  3. But... if resizing in PS in 16 bit mode, the minimum is 34MB (and that's how it appears in PS). Obviously that becomes 17MB when the image is saved as 8 bit for Alamy, but the recommendation is to work in 16 bit mode until the final save to jpg which automatically converts to 8 bit. Personally I think we should advise new users to just ensure images have at least 6,000,000 pixels as this also avoids the potential confusion over whether Mega = 1024 x 1024 or 1,000,000. PS can be set to show the image dimensions in Pixels. Also when using the resize dialogs in PS the target dimensions are entered in pixels (not MP or MB). Obviously LR export is different. Mark
  4. I've had no word from them yet (I claim directly, not via Alamy). Mark
  5. Has anyone had their DACS Payback for 2019 yet? It may be a bit early - they pay "in the autumn". I just wanted to make sure I hadn't missed mine. Thanks, Stephen
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  7. Bryan, short answer is I don't know. This however is shrapnel damage from the Bath Blitz in the 1940's, there may be similarities?
  8. If you were a little boy in the 60'S you'll remember this.
  9. Guardian Online 16.09.19 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/sep/16/positive-about-flying-without-fragrance EK08R3 Rightdisc spray container 19.09.2019 https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/sep/19/autumn-breaks-uk-readers-tips-england-scotland A1B9HE Scottish Viewpoint LOOKING PAST A MARKER POST FOR ST CUTHBERTS WAY WALK ON THE EILDON HILLS TO WALKERS ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE SCOTTISH BORDERS R00Y76 Pawel Pietraszewski Tourists on The Green Footbridge (Bridge of Garry) over the river Garry at the Pass of Killiecrankie in autumn, Perthshire F68NMR Lorraine Yates Evening sunlight over Achnahaird Bay EXFFJ8 John Hayward The Porch House in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire. BRB4C8 Philip Hall Pin Mill, Suffolk M3AB6B Darren Galpin Boats in Lynmouth Harbour F2C804 Grant Rooney Premium Period Houses In Mermaid Street, Rye
  10. That is not simple. It is adding an extra complexity in terms of STANDARD formats. If somebody is confused by the straightforward 17MB which can be read very simply from a dialog box or panel in Photoshop or in Bridge, then what are they going to make of the idea of 3000 pixels long side as long as it is a standard format with a maximum ratio of 1.5 (3:2) which is effectively what you are saying. I can just see the explanations on here becoming an order of magnitude more complex than they are already, not to mention what the Alamy advice would entail. And how would they even work that ratio out if they can't do a simple read out in a dialog box or do a simple calculation based on the megapixel size from the Lightroom display. Presumably other software has similar. A simple bit of advice such as make sure your image is at least 6MP or 17MB in size (explain how to see this in standard imaging software) will cover everything. Yes it doesn't need to be the full 6MP but that will get them over the bar. Why they chose 17MB rather than 18MB is a bit of a mystery as that would have really simplified things.
  11. I took this shot in the historic Italian town of Ventimiglia. I was interested in the old iron plaque issued by a fire insurance company, but didn't notice the hole in it or those in the masonry above. I've tried to research the history of the town but, not speaking Italian, haven't been able to find any relevant connections other than details about the company issuing the plaque. Anybody know anything about the possible bullet holes?
  12. I get regular sales from Germany but they are all distributor sales. Does Alamy have its own office in Germany is the website in German language ?
  13. Low $$ Country: WorldwideUsage: Presentation or newsletters, Use in a presentation/talk (eg,Powerpoint and Keynote) or in a newsletter.Start: 18 September 2019End: 18 September 2024
  14. Looks good to me, it means the threshold for uncompressed file size is in effect raised to 17.16MB but that's a small price to pay for the sake of simple maths! Incidentally I'm not sure if Alamy actually define their 'panoramic' filter anywhere but in a cursory search I've found one image at exactly 2:1 Aspect ratio but none below that so I suspect that is the threshold.
  15. PDXPA4 mid $, from Hebden Bridge protest 11/08/18, second sale from same shoot, plus another found in the Sun but no sale notified yet. Country: United Kingdom, Usage: Editorial, Media: Magazine - print, digital and electronic, Print run: up to 500,000, Placement: Inside, Image Size: 1 page, Start: 01 August 2019, Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover.
  16. I need to look in storage and see if that old camera is still there, whatever it’s name. It was entirely manual, and it was Russian. I thought it started with a K but may be wrong. I Googled Russian cameras and none of those names seemed familiar. It definitely wasn’t a Minolta hybrid. I remember when he got it, it was so offbrand I’d never heard of it, and it was probably half the price of Nikon, Canons, etc. I do think, though, that he gave it away when he got the Pentax film camera. He took bad pictures with it. Cloudy, washed out. Or overexposed. He did better with the Pentax, which I believe I still have. I need to list some things on eBay. Betty
  17. Yep. Twice. By the official repair contractor for Sony. Which also has been the Canon one for ages. If I remember correctly it cost 65 euro. Which would be expensive for a normal sensor clean, but not for one where the body has to be disassembled. So my guess is that the disassembling is not all that complicated and the sensor may not have to be calibrated afterwards. Or that's also uncomplicated. Now why or how the dust got inside, I don't know. From another mishap I know that there are some barriers between the various plastic tubes that even do more pumping/air sucking than most of the old zoom lenses. It may have been some sort of fluff already present inside the camera, like from a light baffle or one of those barriers. I did ask at the time, but got no straight answer other than: it's very much a routine thing. Which in turn somehow did nothing to reassure me 😁. wim
  18. Your ability to work well with people shows in your images, Michael. It's a gift. In my other "retirement" job, I tutor high school students, so I'm also interacting with people regularly. I guess that makes me a bit of a part-time hybrid. Having my picture taken is anathema to me as well, but this works in the opposite way for me -- i.e. I'm not very good at putting subjects at ease. I could never have been a portrait photographer.
  19. Lowish $$ distributor sale, second licence of this image by Alamy Country: GermanyUsage: Consumer goodsMedia: PuzzlesPrint run: up to 1,000Start: 01 August 2019End: 01 August 2022
  20. Some really outstanding photos!! I am so impressed with the variety and creativity to this challenge!!
  21. Multiple educational editorial use, upper $$, direct, exclusive to Alamy Homelessness in Vancouver, Canada
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  23. I remember mailing in Cds and DVDs of upsized scanned images from slides and having to wait longer to see if they passed. Sort of the digital equivalent of waiting for your prints.
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