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Ger Bosma

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  1. While working with the new image manager, some BUGS and points of improvement that hopefully will be addressed. - When entering more 150 characters or more in the caption field, you cannot insert or delete anything anymore, all editing options are gone. Backspace, copy & paste nor delete do anything. In case you saved it instead of rejecting the changes, there is NO way to fix anything later. Clearly a very annoying bug. - When copying and pasting keywords, any time the total number exceeds 50, NONE are added and all entered keywords are lost. IMHO much better to simply add all keywords up to 50 and discard the rest. You can then cull some and add the remainder. - When copying and pasting lots of keywords in the tag field, they are instantly converted. Why not wait until either Enter or the + icon is pressed, so you can do some editing beforehand, grouping them, adding commas & hyphens? - Some combinations of tags, separated by commas, but still 4 words or less, are often randomly separated, particularly when copying and pasting a large number of them. -Very cumbersome is that images keep being selected unless actively deselected. My suggestion would be to allow quick deselection also by clicking anywhere else on the screen and on the white areas between images. Much faster & more intuitive. - Please allow fast movement between images by using the cursor keys, undoing the selection of the image and showing the next, previous in line, having just one image selected at any one time - It would be great when duplicate tags were ALWAYS automatically discarded once you save the changes. Now it happens occasionally, but hard to see any logic. - Same with ordering tags alphabetically , sometimes happening, but also very often only partly. (I have the strong impression that the exact same tags in the four different fields in the former image manager somehow carry different values and are not considered perfect matches)
  2. Thanks for the heads up, always nice to hear from staff that the problem has been acknowlegded and that things should return to normal later this week. BTW: does that mean that al released data (until the 28th) so far is both accurate and inclusive? Including sales?
  3. It has now been partially updated (On the Alamy Measures -> Your images screen) Last Updated on : 29 Aug 2016 10:00 GMT However, when checking individual dates, Saturday the 27th appears to be the last day with stats that appear consistent for a non-working day. (normally about 60% lower) For Sunday 28th only 2 views but that still may be correct, I usually have less than 50 on Sundays. Clearly the data for Monday the 29th - as perhaps to be expected - is still missing. Hopefully the next update in a few hours will give Monday's and Tuesday's totals correctly. (-;
  4. Summer bank holiday?!? Seriously? LOL No, probably a well known fact of life and hard to miss when living in the UK, but not something most of us across the Channel will be familiar with. Maybe Alamy could consider giving an announcement of sorts on the Customer Search Activity page when the next update will not be following the usual Mon-Friday schedule? That said, it only explains for part of the missing data
  5. The title says is it all, really: the last available stas for customer searches are from Wednesday the 24th. Maybe staff can give an estimate when they will be updated?
  6. I was quite pleased that one of my fave zoo shots was sold, despite being taken in far from optimal light (-;
  7. " Either because staff read my posts in this thread or sheer luck, all images passed QC, now I'll remove the rotten apples from the barrel (actually a tufted duck in flight) LOL Thanks again and keep up the good work (-;
  8. I imagine media uploads are queued in a waiting line. If faulty/redundant batches are removed before they reach QC, I imagine that would only speed things up. It's not that I am suggesting tampering endlessly with a batch after uploading it, adding or removing files etc. It's basically a kill switch for an upload that is not one you want to go QC at that moment. I am contributor in quite a few other stock sites, but the thing that is different in alamy is that any image in a batch that reaches 100% will automatically be in the QC queue, no matter whether you abort that upload session, remove images and then add again, anything that has been uploaded completely, will be in a batch heading for QC. Trying to upload said 45 images, . I must have tried 20 times .I ended up with 3 tiny batches of 1, 3 and 1 images, ones I'll have to delete anyway after QC. The fact that after each and every time correctly submitting the 45 images I was planning to upload, the 21st I accidently messed it up, could simply be remedied by an option to delete faulty/redundant batches. Either on the upload page itself or on the track my submissions page (-;
  9. Think you'll find it's different architecture so ftp doesn't suffer the same problems. It'll all be about your own upload speed. Richard. My upload speed is normally fine, no complaints there, as long as the server is active. Yesterday was the worst day I can remember. Even used several different computers, operating systems and browsers. It's simply nice to have a backup if one of the two is down or very unstable.
  10. well to make my point in a rather silly way, this morning accidentally I uploaded a few unedited and unsuitable images that I had misplaced in my alamy upload folder. )-: Yesterday all day I was unable to upload the 45 files I had prepared of the City of Leiden, the upload stalling after 1, 3 or zero images. So very early this morning I decided to give it another go. I opened the folder, selected all images and started uploading. After changing folder view to thumbnails, I noticed some totally unrelated images in that folder too, that were never meant for anything other than the waste bin. As soon as I noticed, I aborted the upload, cleared the files and started uploading the 45 relevant ones. The whole batch contains 53 images though, so there are 8 faulty ones in there. I don't even know which ones to be honest. Of course if the batch miraculously (yet unlikely) makes it through QC, I can simply delete those 'tresspassers', but it would be tremendously helpful if a batch is faulty or for whatever other reason needs to be cancelled, this can still be done by the contributor while the review process is still pending. Anyway, I hadn't actively planned to make this point is such a bumbling fashion, but hey, it was early LOL PS: the uploading problem, mentioned yesterday by me here (and basically the reason I had to try so many times to upload these images) http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/5115-upload-problem/#entry86680 seem to have been solved. I will chek out the FTP server though.
  11. Coming back to the original idea, I wouldn't mind having a delete option for a batch. Mainly because recently while uploading a batch of images the upload will often stall indefinitely. Sometimes a few images will have been uploaded, but either the plug-in (or browser) crashes or you have to terminate the upload because it will never complete. Such failed/partial batches would be good candidates for deletion, so you can upload all images from that batch again without having to cull all the doubles/triples (-; Additionally there can be numerous other reasons why you in hindsight would want to pull back an entire batch already submitted. A delete button for images still waiting for QC would be handy It would by the way be helpful to - also - be able to see which files are the batches still in the QC queue (once past QC, that info/file names is visible)
  12. Same here, upload batches nearly always stalling, sometimes able to upload one image, but then the next stopping a 4 or 6 percent. Have been trying for a few hours already. yesterday's batch also took ages to complete. Admittedly this is nothing new, usually every week this happens for a couple of hours, but the problem seems more pervasive now. Do the alamy servers have structural capacity problems, not being able to handle the number of uploads or is it something else? I'll try and set up a ftp server perhaps, but if that's also affected, that won't do much good (-;
  13. Thanks also for your input Bill. I doubt it would be much use cloning out the logos. For some reason or other a logo is more or less expected and the absence of one would be a bit odd.
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