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About skylineboy

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  1. maybe phone from a mobile, whilst using a call recording app? i use one and its handy to listen back to things.
  2. thanks for bryan directing me here! those that do use this field, do you use it like key words or more of a structured writing. any examples? eg i'm a motorsport / car shooter so would it be best to just say names and teams etc or write "lewis hamilton won 1st place at x with y team" or just "lewis hamilton, winner, podium, success, team x - etc etc?
  3. hi all. im going through a keyword frenzy at mo, and just wondered about the additional info. i'm mainly a car / transport / motorsport shooter, so of course theres additional info that i do give to other clients as part of my "pic research" such as any info on engines or sales figures or where the car was made or lil snippets of info there, such as 0-60 times and "top trumps" kinda info. is this worth doing on alamy in this field or is that overkill / unwanted info? and should i just let the image be there and leave it down to the final user to do their own research? am i correct in believing that this field is also non searchable ? although a post in sept, someone does seem to suggest otherwise. thanks in advance Dan
  4. hi, thanks for replies and sorry about the confusion i will clear it up now.. 1. infringement (if indeed its classed as such) - a car parts site, foreign. using a pic of mine which DID get licenced a while ago (hence why it was being looked for by myself i like to see where they may end up), and its there a pic of the car advertising a part, its an alamy thumbnail with the ref on bottom etc. i assume these arent the genuine licensee. 2. an image again advertising a car, but this time on a "commission based" sales site, aka they sell the car take a chunk for doing so, in switzerland. i have approached the guy and he says that simply he took his own but was given some by the owner of the car (which are my 3 i'm disputing) and hes passing buck etc. 3. another image, licenced by alamy but they have no licence for the site i showed them (which was difficult as i had to use a VPN to fool it into thinking i was canadian as it seems a lot of overseas non uk sites have locked out UK since the GDPR came in!), they told me, we cant be confident it was alamy exclusive so we cant persue (despite them licencing it last year legit, and me absolutely not having licenced this, and on my site its low res, and watermarked across is via pshelter, i think theyve nicked it from the legit licensee). so i was after advice on if anyone (uk based would be an advantage), chased switzerland or canada, and also is someone using the alamy thumbnail still an infringement. sorry again for any confusion, i typed it whilst being distracted.
  5. i have just noticed that a commercial site is using one of my images, to sell products. it is an alamy thumbnail with the ref on etc, does this constitute a breach? also last week an image i DID sell through alamy, was found and contacted them and got told, as it wasnt exclusive to alamy (it was on my site, heavily watermarked however, and i have never sold that image from my site) that they couldnt persue, despite them not having a usage for that site, and i told them ive never sold it myself, is this right for them to do? also does anyone have any experience of claiming from canada or switzerland? im uk based.
  6. if your signed into a google account, such as in an android phone, or pc, like i am on both counts, they filter out self searches for ranking purposes.
  7. a refund was issued yesterday! so a new lower price but still a good sale. thanks for the help guys.
  8. doesnt the same also apply for people such as police / fire etc, in the course of their normal business, as long as they are public location too? ive read some horror stories about the terrorism act being used by police with some friends of mine, i stand on the, no they are wrong if its in public its fair game side of the coin. they have been subdued though, through fear of prosecution.
  9. i notice this a lot too, they infringe us, but then have a knowledge enough to put their own notices. surely thats classed as flagrant breaching, given they know enough to inforce their own CR's?
  10. yea it reads to me (never having had a refund before or know the alamy way, as well as many on here), that they have put both through and the lower sale could be an extension price maybe, as all details bar my summary above are identical. i too would have expected a cancellation /refund then "corrected" sale almost immediately after. of course i'll keep updated on situation. either / or both a nice sale
  11. i got a sale on the 5th, very happy with it. licence dates are: Start: 05 April 2018 End: 05 April 2023 but then today for the same usage the dates are: Start: 09 April 2018 End: 09 April 2028 Duration is life of the edition but for a lower amount (a good 40% difference). - still a nice number though. any ideas if this will result in a refund? how common are they? it seems to me that they are getting a better deal for a lower price, given its longer and has the extra note about duration on. both still showing as live on sales, if it was a refund, wouldnt they have refunded that and then bought the new one straight away? or is there some overlap and both sales will go ahead? and the lower amount is kinda "extra" to cover the additional 5 years and the duration notice? thanks
  12. yea agree, thats how i roll. jpg has it's place for quick upload or social media / send to friends (a lot ask where ive been this weekend etc so a quick low res snap to show them occasionally.
  13. a little tip, in windows you can search for file type, i shoot jpg and raw, so to delete the jpgs. i search for "*.jpg" and it will only show those files with .jpg extension. leaving only RAW behind. i also just today used *.mp4 search to delete some movie files from a mixed SD that had some short clips on.
  14. i'm keywording images, and to be honest it's the first time i've got to grips with the new AIM properly, having had to take time off and let my current images until now earn "passively". noticed the additional info under optional tab, is there any ranking / search benefit to including information in here? im thinking it may be suitable to include info on the subject, eg say of a football game, including the attendances or the score / other info, or say of an aircraft its top speed or cruising height etc or passenger carrying number etc? kind of like ready made picture research for the user. i'm used to doing that for images sold by myself, eg supply image and do the research on the subject or my most common images, i have a "pick from here" list of around a dozen or more common facts and in most cases the buyer chooses one or more and i get a slight uplift in prices for giving them a full ready made piece to print.
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