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Richard Coombs

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  1. The baseline box is something I always look at before the final save. CS5 switched itself on me once, but I never figured out why.
  2. Yep, same here. I take far more pictures with my mirrorless cameras than I ever did with DSLR's. Don't really know why, it just happens that way.
  3. I uploaded last night (Sunday). Started out at 23 hours, but I see it has changed to 24 now.
  4. Thats interesting Ed. I was just key wording some new pictures and wondering to myself, should I mark pictures as vertical or horizontal. I never have done in the past.
  5. I wondered why you had a picture of Howard Keel as your profile pic Oh yeah! Strong resemblance there! Apparently I bear an uncanny resemblance to Jack Nicholson, hence no profile picture
  6. And now they have passed QC!!!!!! I think that is the quickest QC pass I have ever had. Hats off to QC, well done and thank you.
  7. Guess what! Uploaded last night, started out at 23 hours as usual, it has now gone to 24 hours!!!! Do we have an ongoing problem here?
  8. Always reassuring to know that other people are having the same problem
  9. Upload from the 1st went through late this morning. Indeed, things would seem to be getting back to normal. An unfortunate experience for contributors, and Alamy alike I suspect. Technology is great when its working! Uploading a batch later this evening, we'll see what happens.
  10. Yeah, same here. Uploaded on 1st, still stuck awaiting QC after moving from 24 hour. Might be a fail I suppose, but I have re-checked all of that batch and can see no reason for a fail. Becoming somewhat frustrating now. At least I'm not the only one it would seem.
  11. I'm happy with Alamy, although not deliriously so. A $10K license tomorrow morning would mean I head to the Slug and Lettuce in Salisbury for lunch. Battered Cod and Chips and a pint for a tenner(ish)! But then, so would a $50 license. I'm a creature of habit.
  12. Likewise. Uploaded Thursday evening, stuck in 24 hours. It'll come right shortly.
  13. I have two pseudos which I consider to be "main" and "secondary". Every so often I pull older images out of the "main" that have done nothing, and put them into the "secondary". Also, the "secondary" acts as a platform for the lesser, similar images. I get more zooms and sales from the "main" so, I guess it does some good to separate images from a ranking point of view. I don't consider any of the "lesser" images to be cr@p, as it has been proven that one mans cr@p is another mans artwork, and as most of us who have been doing this for a few years have found, its always the picture you lea
  14. Yeah, I'd go with that suggestion to.
  15. I have already taken that route Ed, and did so some time ago. I still have my Canon DSLR bodies and lenses, but the last time I used them was June last year, haven't touched them since. I will be selling all of my Canon gear off over the next couple of months as it is not going to get used. I have the NEX 6 and 5N along with the three Sigma lenses and the CZ24, also the Fuji X100 and X Pro 1 with 35 and 60 lenses. That lot does everything I need these days. I'm kind of sitting on the fence at the moment as to which system to settle on, like you I am not impressed with Sony's lens l
  16. I use 16GB Sandisk cards and transfer by slotting the card into the SD slot on the side of my iMac. Every now and again the iMac doesn't "see" it, or recognise it. Taking it out and putting it back in again seems to do the trick. Sometimes I have to close any open folders before the card shows up on the desk top.
  17. Likewise, Salisbury is a major tourist draw here in the UK. Take a walk around the Cathedral on any day and its wall to wall with people taking pictures. Similar story, iPhones, iPads and DSLR's. Although, this year for the first time, I saw a couple of Japanese girls carrying silver NEX's. And I bumped into an old bloke who had come from London for the day with a Fuji X100. Given the (apparent) popularity of Sony and Fuji mirror less cameras, I'm surprised I don't see more on the streets.
  18. I always find that I learn something of use at that kind of event. Put it this way, if it was being held in Salisbury, I'd probably go along. Martin has clearly been successful in this field and my view is that he probably has knowledge that might just help me along a bit. Good luck with it Martin, hope it goes well.
  19. Oh yeah, thats a familiar one. My attitude has hardened considerably over the years and now most people don't bother asking me anymore. The upside of learning the word "NO" is that I don't get invited to quite so many tedious events
  20. I'll give you 10/10 for your reply bobsy. Mine wouldn't have been quite so polite! I've been had by freeloaders like that before.
  21. Anyone any experience? I have just downloaded the trial version to see what Fuji X Pro 1 files look like in it and there would appear to be a big improvement over Capture 1 and LR 4 and 5. I loaded a couple of the worst blotchy, watercolour painted looking files I had into it where both background leaves and foreground grass looked absolutely awful, and to my surprise saw a marked improvement! Still not perfect, but a damn site better than I have seen before. I think its the first time I have ever seen my XP1 files rendered anything like "well"! Haven't tried any adjustments in i
  22. I used to take them out, but don't bother now. Like others I make sure the appropriate boxes are ticked and leave it to the end user.
  23. Out of 100, I would guess about 10 to 20 would end up binned through bad exposure, blurred etc. It can on occasions be a lot higher wastage as I do tend to rush things sometimes. I keep all remaining pictures and typically upload between 10 and 25 to Alamy. Lot of factors involved, so difficult to answer, but I reckon the above is pretty typical for me
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