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Niels Quist

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  1. Yes, you will need a model release to sell the images for commercial use, even for tiny people (distance), and parts of people - and you need to keep your signed releases safe. https://www.alamy.com/contributor/how-to-sell-images/model-property-releases-stock-images/
  2. To be or not to be exclusive: that is the question - the answer is complicated, things can change fast - so what seems best to do now - can prove to be wrong in a year. I chose to be exclusive with Alamy image-wise - and with another agency for other media and haven't regretted.
  3. Thanks for the information, I read a bit more at the site. I have just requested a deletion of my (old) account (from before I entered Alamy) to be able to get the last $8-9 transferred. It seems that it should be done in steps - to be able to get the remaining amount - not very clear - perhaps on purpose. I have deleted most when I went exclusive with both media types - and deleted the last remaining couple of images some days ago.
  4. Haven't troubled me much either. Knew also about the Nikon D600.
  5. I also have a Canon 5DII - had to get an extra cleaning from the beginning - however, the lab didn't do it properly, so a friend made a much better clean. Haven't cleaned it since - I think it has to be proven necessary in order not to invite unecessary extra trouble. I think I once tried to use a blower - which only worsened the condition, but got the proper cleaning after that. So better wait until it proves necessary. So much better in this respect than the mark I.
  6. Yep. The last time Alamy deleted some of my images immediately due to uploaded improvements they told me it was not a good idea in the future, and that they may not do it again - as it somehow will disturb the image database. So the 6 months' deletion is to prefer. About the original poster's question: I would retag the old versions if we are not talking about improvement of the images. After all tagging and keywording of the images and keeping the keywords, captions and descriptions up to date is way more than half of the job.
  7. Try to clean up and delete all cookies, links, etc.
  8. I hate newspaper sales. Any article and photo in a British newspaper will be copied by lots of foreign papers and blogs. Sometimes this sort of extension is applied in the sale description: "One use in a single editorial or advertorial article used within print and /or web versions, with re-use of the article in other titles or web versions within the same newspaper group. Digital use includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. Any placement in paper and online". Newspaper uses is like selling your image on microsites - the images will be diluted in the same way. I have more or less given up persuing. PS - was looking for the expression Ian uses, "news scrapper sites"
  9. I need clearing of another $14 to get paid this month. Clearing is so slow. What is the idea of uploading if sales don't clear.
  10. Two sales today - a Norwegian Dreamliner jet, at newspaper rates, probably this use also shared/copied elsewhere, and the one below, close to mid $$. Country: Worldwide, Usage: Single company - multiple use editorial only Editorial print + digital use., Industry sector: Media, design & publishing, Start: 26 May 2020, Duration: Unlimited
  11. Thanks, will contact Alamy after this tense period.
  12. - thanks. Will do so again when things are back to normal.
  13. Why do I get this message when trying to download my data: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at ASP.myupload_metadatadownloadhandler_aspx.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) Both in Google Chrome and Firefox. Not something new, have seen it before. My last download of data was sent from Alamy.
  14. https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/11753-colour-space/page/2/
  15. That seems to be equivalent to what happened when the new AIM was introduced. Some of my images contained more than 50 tags from the old system - and they all entered into the new system also showing 50/50. Most of the images have been edited by now to 50 - and multiword tags - but I assume that if they are there they work as tags. What surprises me is that they are accepted when keyworded in Photo Mechanic. And yes, replies from Alamy take a long time right now - as do the clearing of payments. Really beautiful Quebec nature canoeing fall images you have there.
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