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  1. I've had my camera (Nikon) cleaned twice now...on both occasions the `bunnies' were caused by sand dust  (must be a lesson in there somewhere!!!! :D ).  Tried the self cleaning but found it very time consuming and frustrating..

     

    Decided to use a professional service and used Calumet.  My local is in Belfast, but they have an outlet in Manchester...charged around £40 if I remember correcty..but it is worth it :)

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    you're lucky, my last email took 5 days....and then my next batch failed....another 28 days in the clink...is it really that necessary to ban people for that long,,,better to tell me what is unacceptable (so that I can improve) than to `punish' me...not sure Alamy is worth the hassle....

     

    Alamy is not a place to learn it is a place to sell images that buyers can be sure are up to a certain standard. If an image fails QC it would have let us all down if it had slipped through and then been purchased, by a subsequently unhappy customer.

     

    Would you be happy to supply a substandard image direct to a client. I am guessing you would not.

    I wholly agree...but I had done my pre upload checks and was happy with the result....but now I won't know what is wrong for another month. If I have missed something, then it would be good not to replicate the error? What would be wrong in releasing the 'failed' notice and still disabling uploads (if that is the best way forward)?

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    Did what was suggested and I'm on Page 19!!!!   Whoop de do!   At least it's a start point...the only way is up? :D :D :D :D

     

    But ...... when you look for "police helicopter" your picture ED6WF1 lands on page 4 (90 images/page) on a total of 32 pages. And that ........ isn't bad at all.  ;) 

     

    Cheers,

    Philippe

     

    Wow!  Thanks, Philippe...didn't realise there was such a market for `police helicopters'    :)


  4. HI Barking;

     

    To get some idea of your ranking:

     

    1. Take ONE (and only one) RM image for each pseudonym you have, and put BHZ as the first word in the Essential keyword line, and nowhere else

    2. The following day, type BHZ into the Alamy search box, make sure the tick is taken off RF images, that the search is set to "Relevent" and the number of images per page is set to 120

    3. Find each of your pseudonyms' images in the 25 or so pages to get AN APPROXIMATE idea of your ranking c/w others who play the BHZ game

     

    Let us know!

     

    Kumar

    Thanks, Doc...will give it a try...suspect I'll be on page 101 at least :D


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    After trying really hard to review my images before uploading, I rushed a batch and as soon as I had hit the key I knew they would fail.

    Couldn't there be a way of accessing the batches to delete them before they get near QC?

    I'm now back in the sin bin again. Aaaaaargggghh!

     

     

    Try sending in the exact same files with the exact same names, but now corrected. Maybe with the headline and keyword corrected.

    And let us know if it has worked.

     

    wim

    but, I assume, my account will be locked for 28 days and any subsequent uploads would fail?

  6. After trying really hard to review my images before uploading, I rushed a batch and as soon as I had hit the key I knew they would fail.

     

    Couldn't there be a way of accessing the batches to delete them before they get near QC?

     

    I'm now back in the sin bin again. Aaaaaargggghh!

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  7. From the horse's mouth:-

    Captions always need the following and in this format please:

     

    *Full location ( town and/or city, ALWAYS the country as “UK”)

    * Date in words (25th September 2013 not 25/09/2013 or 09/25/2013)

    *What you can see happening in each image?

    *Who is in the image?

    *Why is it happening? Background info

    * “Credit: YOUR NAME/Alamy Live News”I got this advice from the Live news team a while ago:-

     

    I have the Lightroom plugin for direct upload...but this doesn't seem to include 'live news'. Do I have to edit the plugin, or is there a separate one?

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