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  1. Image Editing

    I'm not advocating it as a policy, but if you don't have a calibratable monitor (I don't think all are) or don't want to shell out, I've found the built-in setup tool in Windows to be adequate for stock. It's not true calibration though and it's not good enough for critical printing- if I want a decent colour inkjet I have to test and correct by eye.
  2. Black and White

    That's right. All OP can do is include the phrase as a tag, omit "black" and "white" as separate tags and rely on the algorithm. I think it's what I've done with mine. Edit: I've done it now. I have "black and white archival".
  3. Sony Camera Unacceptable?

    I'll answer to bump the post- hopefully someone will come along to say "RX100" or "NEX" or whatever. Sensor much too small, zoom much too long. Reviews say no RAW and noisy at high ISO. jpegs from small sensors have no chance with QC.
  4. Surely it's sunny 16 (at 125th)? Shutter speed the reciprocal of the ISO rating. So 8-11 at 250th. That's what it used to say on the inside of film boxes.
  5. Images sold in May (one per day per contributor)

    "Delete"? What's that?
  6. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    Indeed. Our local rag had a report from Prince William's wedding as a flashback. They wouldn't have paid for the image they used but you never know, things happen in, or to, royal marriages, so I understand.
  7. Car ID

    As Colin says there are plenty on here with number plate and all. Having said I'd do it, I think I've changed my mind. Detectable retouching can get you a QC fail, but you could airbrush it out in the background colour, or superimpose a white or yellow rectangle.
  8. Car ID

    I would probably pixelate the number plate in that case, if visible, which I don't otherwise. But there's no problem with depicting an alleged offence not involving a person- after all, being parked on a yellow line is a matter of fact, but there may be a defence. Anyway, you're not alleging a particular person committed the offence, and you can't defame property.
  9. has Alamy issued GDPR white paper?

    I can't think of an example when these would be needed and not be covered by an exception- am I missing something?
  10. has Alamy issued GDPR white paper?

    For us as contributors, no. Alamy, however, is like the swan- serene above but paddling like blazes below the waterline. A most helpful post.
  11. Have you found any Alamy images Feb 2018

    Cheeky blighters. I wish I didn't have to pay the gas bill till I was "back from my holidays".
  12. Have you found any Alamy images in May 2018

    In print, still not too bad a fee.....compared with some. Unless it's halved again since I last had one in, of course......
  13. Best selling categories?

    'Landscape>Architecture? And... is it 'travel' when it's the end of your street? I suppose it is, for someone.
  14. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    Frinton? Party? They didn't allow pubs until 2000. The most interesting thing I saw in Frinton the other week was a horse-drawn hearse. Coffee at the railway crossing museum was OK though, with biccies for £1. Oh,, that's a monopoly, you probably already know anyway. I'm sure the Victory in Walton will have the bunting out, but Harwich is worth a look if you don't know it. The Hanover Arms has a potty-mouthed parrot.
  15. has Alamy issued GDPR white paper?

    It's worth pointing put that it also depends on a country's own data protection law. As I see it GDPR doesn't change data protection principles. I've probably said this before, but in the UK, our regulator the ICO has stated that a photograph of a living person can be personal data, but only if it was taken for the purpose of identifying that person. So, a police surveillance image is, but a journalist's (or stock photographer's) image isn't.