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  1. I'd say definitely you could do this with Smart Collections and keywords in Lightroom. You would need to think out the keywords and then combine them in whatever way you want.
  2. Yes you can have multiple criteria so you could have Alamy, Agency B, submit, submitted, RM, RF and exclusive as keywords (looking at Robert's post) and then have any combination thereof as criteria for your Smart Collection including does include and doesn't include. It is a reasonably advanced search and does the equivalent of AND and OR which is very handy. Labels are useful when the criteria are simple and I use them in addition to keywords for quick visual cues. However, they have a few disadvantages. One is that they are very easy to change accidentally in Lightroom as the shortcut
  3. I keyword the images themselves - for example, images that I have had accepted with Alamy are keyworded "Alamy". Then it is a simple matter of making a Smart Collection based on the keyword "Alamy". Images that are cleaned and ready for submission I keyword "submit". I also use the labels as RedSnapper has just suggested so I can see them easily and in case I make a mistake it is easy to find it. The advantage of using keywords is that they stay permanently with the images - they are not Lightroom or Adobe specific should I ever change to different imaging software such as Aperture (unlikely
  4. All is well. All the important things are working so far - call and text, wifi, Safari, music, Collins Spanish dictionary, British Wildflower ID app. I even had the pleasure of dialing the phone from my Mac this morning to get my son out of bed. The only thing that has not made the journey to IOS8 was my Roll Over Beethoven ringtone. Time I made a new one anyway.
  5. Do you mean that both computers shut down and restarted spontaneously? If so, crashes like that are really unusual nowadays - common back in the 90s when Macs would leap off the desk and start banging their heads off the wall (or maybe that was me). I can't remember the technical term offhand but the OS is protected from this behaviour when apps crash so the machine itself doesn't crash. How often is this happening? Is it repeatable? I've never had this happen in many years - the only time the OS has crashed is due to a hardware problem. However, this is very unlikely with 2 different comp
  6. I updated to IOS 8.1 on my iPhone4S last night after reading your post. Figured I might as well give it a go as I've already gone to Yosemite on my Mac. So far no problems at all. I did it through iTunes on my Mac rather than direct download to the phone as I read that this is a safer way to go, especially if the phone doesn't have a lot of capacity (mine is just a 16Gb) I might be tempting fate here but it's a bit like reading tabloid headlines and basing decisions on these. The negatives always sound much louder than the positives (human nature) and it is usually just the negatives that
  7. Thanks for posting that Duncan. I did the Spotlight stuff already - I don't need to search the entire universe when I am just looking for an image file on my machine. I've had no further issues with wifi cutting out since I unplugged the usb hub and then it was only that once so I suspect it may have had something to do with that. I will plug it back in again and follow your instructions if the wifi should cut out again.
  8. I agree that it doesn't now look like a browser issue now from the various posts of what people are using but it is important to rule it out, especially if Alamy are saying that it is not on their side. Problems like this can be related to browsers. Like I said in my post above, I had uploads with Safari die a number of times midway a few weeks back and I think the same back in August whereas no problems with Firefox.
  9. The last two posts rule out the Safari theory then. My upload did pause a few times before continuing. Looks like it is a problem on the Alamy end.
  10. No problems here using wifi or ethernet - runs at 20 Mbps (as it should be). Likely to experience problems may be a bit too strong a statement. It would be interesting to know what proportion of users are affected. I said likely due to the fact that there are 1000's of people suffering from it. It made the news. If you check the Mac forums, threads were into 20 plus pages after the 1st day. This isn't bashing Mac, I am a big user of their gear.... imacs, macbook pros etc. A quick search reveals the extend of the problem. Edit, there are a few temp fixes but normally, the problem co
  11. Nobody seems to have mentioned what browser or operating system they are using. This is very important information in determining whether the problem lies with Alamy or not. I had problems with this a few weeks ago using Safari on a Mac (Mavericks OS) and switched to using Firefox which did the job with no problem. I just did an upload now of 9 images to see if it worked using Firefox and it did it although it paused and stuttered a few times before continuing (Mac Yosemite OS). So please state your browser and OS when posting - it may help to resolve what is happening if everyone with pro
  12. No problems here using wifi or ethernet - runs at 20 Mbps (as it should be). Likely to experience problems may be a bit too strong a statement. It would be interesting to know what proportion of users are affected. I said likely due to the fact that there are 1000's of people suffering from it. It made the news. If you check the Mac forums, threads were into 20 plus pages after the 1st day. This isn't bashing Mac, I am a big user of their gear.... imacs, macbook pros etc. A quick search reveals the extend of the problem. Edit, there are a few temp fixes but normally, the problem co
  13. No problems here using wifi or ethernet - runs at 20 Mbps (as it should be). Likely to experience problems may be a bit too strong a statement. It would be interesting to know what proportion of users are affected.
  14. Ann - I hope that works. I don't understand why it would take 14 hours to revert a Time Machine backup. I would have thought an hour at the most even from a slow disk. If you do have problems, the following link has very clear instructions of how to revert to a previous OS using Time Machine. http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11181 in relation to reactivating Photoshop and depending on what version you are using I guess, if it is a long time since you installed it, then you should be able to reactivate automatically. At worst it would probably involve a call or an email to Adobe although last
  15. You may be able to go back using the recovery disk depending on what OS version you were using before. Details of what to do at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718. if you don't need anything on your hard drive, a clean install might be the best if you have a bootable MacOS install drive. Good that you have recent backups anyway and your images on external drives. You shouldn't lose anything important. Best move might be to restore from one of your Time Machine backups if that is possible, check that you have all you need off the drive and then do a clean install if you have all the ot
  16. You may be able to go back using the recovery disk depending on what OS version you were using before. Details of what to do at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718. If you don't need anything on your hard drive, a clean install might be the best if you have a bootable MacOS install drive. It looks like you may have had to previously do a firmware update to do the internet recovery if using a 2010 Mac (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4904). If you got an installer CD with the Mac which you should have done, then you may be able to reinstall the OS (presumably Snow Leopard). Again if you don't
  17. Not clear what you mean here. Bridge CS6 is working as normal for me. I meant as a general statement of how bridge works in comparison to EOS Utility. No idea why I didn't write that. EOS Utility knows what images on the card are new and old and only imports the new ones if you've set it to that. Bridge from what I can gather only ever wants to import the whole card. Not very helpful. More of a general annoyance to me due to EOS Utility not working on Yosemite. OK. I tend to copy everything onto my hard drive first and then import into Lightroom which does recognise new files.
  18. Not clear what you mean here. Bridge CS6 is working as normal for me.
  19. Been using it for a few days now and no problems at all. All software (mainly use Lightroom 5 and PSCS6) and peripherals (older Canon and Epson printers) working perfectly. I get the feeling that this version of MacOS is more about integration with IOS 8 than a major upgrade for the Mac. There certainly isn't any slowdown relative to Mavericks that I have noticed - it may even be a little bit snappier starting up the computer. But the user interface design (fonts and icons) is very different - looks like IOS 7. I quite like the interface but it's not a big deal really.
  20. Actually not true Mark - PSDs are uncompressed only. TIFFs have various compression options. If the files are 8-bit RGBs, then the images will be pretty tiny, too small for Alamy without significant upsizing even at the new 17 Mb limit.
  21. I installed it on my MacBook Pro and no problems that I've noticed with Photoshop CS6. Just as fast as Mavericks. Not had time to try anything much else.
  22. Made famous to many photographers by the work of Ansel Adams http://www.anseladams.com/ansel-adams-photography/yosemite-special-edition-photographs/ and doesn't rhyme with vegemite - pronounced more like yosemitEE I believe
  23. I believe that content and quality are equally important for a good photo. What makes a good photo is entirely subjective but some basic good technique is necessary I think. That doesn't mean you need to have incredibly expensive kit - a mobile phone is often sufficient to take a decent picture as long as it is used properly. I am just talking generally here, not referring to Alamy requirements. In relation to Alamy, the whole model is based on content being secondary and very significantly so. The technical requirements for QC are pretty straightforward - sharp, in focus, low noise, reaso
  24. It depends on what you want really. The D800 represents a massive technological leap over the D700. I am not even going to glance in the direction of a D810 though. It looks like a minor upgrade on the D800E. Personally I want as much detail as I can possibly get in my landscapes as I want to use them to illustrate geological or geomorphological features and I want to future proof my images as much as I can. I don't shoot solely with stock in mind. Too much detail certainly doesn't hurt whereas too little could. A decent computer with lots of RAM is essential though.
  25. This happened to me but only on my first submission after upgrading. I was really surprised but when I looked at what I had submitted I know I was at fault. I screwed up with my hyperocal focusing which I have used on every other camera I've ever had. That was over 2 years ago and I've so far not had another failure. You can't treat the D800 and relatives as you would a smaller megapixel camera. They need special care in focusing and very good quality lenses. I did my own focus tests and learned how to use the camera - supersharp images with amazing detail with the right lenses and technique.
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