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  1. Am cretin when it comes to apps. Just learn WhatsApp allows free intl phone calls. But if, say, calling a museum to get info, it won't work if they're not using it on call??? And one still has to be online so its NOT a way to avoid need SIM card or similar? Any comments-advice about WhatsApp whilst travel shooting appreciated...
  2. What would make Alamy world Number One?

    You wrote: " I see more and more stock images coming from the folks in San Jose to whom I pay my monthly imaging software bill" What does that have to do with F??? (delete F links, IMO) Monthly imaging software bill = "dry clay brick" company maker of Photoshop, doesn't it???!!! What's your basis for stating you see more & more of their images???????
  3. Its time. Within 7 days if not a couple. My main CS6 tools are burn, dodge, content aware (loose). Will they all be in CC? In other words, can I switch without skipping a beat, without pause, without losing my way, without disruption.... What it is, is this: is CS6 "within" CC??? Later I can explore outside of the CS6 part of CC...?
  4. What would make Alamy world Number One?

    If willing, how do you see those images? Licensed online with "dry-clay-brick" credit line? Where?
  5. Who Are We?

    > What are you, and which group do you think is the largest on Alamy? full time stock shooter since joining first agency 1992; some educational assignments early on, a decade of visitor bureau shoots ending a decade ago... also stock investor since 1994 thanks to hating 3% interest rate on my savings back then; (am I a Double Stocker? Stocker Squared?) the latter takes minimal time yet can tower $$$-wise over former, especially recent years; coincidentally sold about half my shares this very day in one company I've held for few years: THANKS FACEBOOK !!! (symbol FB) so in 2018 my stock licensing income may be under 10% of my total income...? I so wish it was the other way around -- money making money is nice, but...
  6. Arcade or shopping centre or circus in UK?
  7. pedestrian mall street zone, in any combo very few searches in rolling year... what word-phrase is more often searched to find them????? thanks.
  8. Almost all pedestrian mall-street searches must be for specific locations using proper nouns???
  9. Edo in San Miguel de Allende

    Contribs mentioning low cost of living urban areas... Here's a couple: CDMX, Lisbon
  10. Theoretically, (238) friends with (1000) laptops could share a single monthly subscription as long as only (2) laptops are signed on at any given moment????? STGTBT (sounds too good to be true) But if it is, who want to do a massive Alamy Contrib sharing of one subscription!!!?? (I'll reserve Sundays from 11A to noon)
  11. If willing, explain further. Once you pay first $9.99/mo., you are then able to download CC software to (2) machines? But can also download to third (we have 3 laptops in home) & later be signed in to only one in order to choose which of remaining 2 becomes the second of two signed on maximum simultaneously???
  12. Infringement claim - UK Small Claims

    Industry standard for infringement = 10X one's regular licensing fee for infringed usage AFAIK, e.g., US textbook licenses were typically $180, infringed image cases settled typically for $1800/image. Supporting evidence = google "infringement penalty" "industry standard" or similar & try to find others mentioning same...
  13. Not where $$ stays in family. True outsiders. Now or ever? If willing, how much per image or tag? Comments appreciated. (note: realize it makes no sense for most, but maybe for a few it does) (it frees up more time to make new images that license, etc.)
  14. 50 cents per image buyout including copyright? as in, (1000) of your processed tagged images, my choice, for $500!!!!!!? BRING IT ON THEN AGAIN, NOT MUCH JOY IN MAKING $$$ FROM PHOTOS I DIDN'T TAKE....
  15. Certain rules for some?

    Would be really interesting to get one or more updates on Personal Use $19.99 vs. $34.99 "experiment"...
  16. OMG! O.M.G. (= $1MG)

    O.M.G. hint 1 - only the birth of Joan of The Tower is in the way!
  17. Certain rules for some?

    Curious, what's wrong with these tags? aster bug flower insect macro nysius purple savill garden seedbug surrey yellow asterbugcanoneos7df2.8flowerinsectmacronysiuspurplesavill gardenseedbugsurreyyellow
  18. Drone rules UK: where can you fly (if anywhere) [video]

    99.9% of dronists are NOT stock photographers. 95% of dronists are NOT pro photographers-videographers. 90%+ of dronists ARE flying for sport-thrills = faster, higher, riskier, etc.
  19. > we are talking about the same major agency and if so my experience is that the bulk of the keywords/tags are replaced so not much point paying to have them done Paying to have it done for ALL agencies including Alamy. Even if Big Jee replaces, they must certainly need our tags to influence their modifications??? > How useful is it to just describe what you see? Very, IMO. What I want: man, woman, walking, city, street, traffic, etc. (tag service need enough common sense to know if man, woman, can also be couple) (or if boy girl man can also be son daughter father family) What I don't want: sentences, captions, creativity beyond the obvious Someone with English mastery, knows when something is significant enough to tag vs. not tagging, e.g., meaningful trees vs. incidental trees. Shooter has to name city, other proper nouns, if any. > I can't see it ever being cost-effective Say someone nets $1/photo-uploaded & uploads 1K images annually doing their own tagging. Say they start paying 25 cents for 10 tags/photo; They pay $250/1K photos & keep $750/1K photos; They have more free time to shoot-process; To regain $250 via extra time, they need shoot-process $250/0.75 cents = 333.3 extra images...? (math OK?) But if more time doubles shooting time-results then 2K images = $2K minus $500 tag service = $1500 or $500 more money in pocket...? One MUST convert freed up time into image productivity!!!
  20. Live News workflow

    But if this is correct: "Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada" aren't chances of Live News licensing the longest of longshots unless news is of overwhelmingly worldwide importance???!! Why would UK nationals outside of UK?
  21. OMG! O.M.G. (= $1MG)

    a. You've been speaking to the Cuban contessas in my building?????!!! b. actually (very, very) squared regardless, thanks! 2MG update: 999,763 bottles of beer on the wall, 999,763 bottles of beer take one down pass it around....nevermind
  22. RX V1

    Started "Top Reasons you would-wouldn't switch from RX10 IV to RX100 VI" thread on DPR because I WEALLY WEALLY want to know... my own so far: don't want to lose 201mm-600mm would like to lose weight lens vs lens at same mm-fstop combo, UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME...
  23. Use (2) laptops to process. Both subjected to regular Pantone color-brightness balancing. (maybe older-newer versions of Pantone) a. newer P40 Yoga ThinkPad images look nearly identical to what they end up looking like online b. older W520 ThinkPad images look ~1.5 stops lighter & noticeably less contrasty To make (b) look more like online I've cut screen brightness via laptop slider but of course that dulls everything equally. Any way in (b) CS6E to give all images (1 stop decrease + increased contrast) in screen-changing way, not processing way...?