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Stephen Barnes

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    Belfast, Northern Ireland
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    Photo journalism, documentary photography, hard news, bomb scares ;-)


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    21 Jun 2007

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  1. Just sold an image, apparently to Benchmark Education (https://benchmarkeducation.com/) with the following: "EEMP, Multiple re-use in any and all Benchmark Education editorial products globally per the terms set forth in Asset License Agreement dated December 10, 2019. Out-of-context advertising/promo use excluded." Are Alamy now allowing RM images to be used multiple times like RF without additional licencing? Stephen.
  2. An API key is now required, allowing Google to bill for use. The interface hasn't changed apart from this field now being mandatory. The charges seem to be about $2,000 for one million autocompletions: given the advantages to Alamy for location based sales, and the assurance of geospatial accuracy I consider this to be worth it, but I guess I don't know how many requests Alamy users would make, and how much that will eat into profits. I really do hope it returns.
  3. Thanks guys. As an IT consultant by day, I know the root-cause of the problem lies with the user interface design. It's just far too sensitive, and has some daft quirks. I have no problem with any other stock site, or any other website in general - it's just the design of the Alamy Image Manager. Id even happily go back to the original keywording system, as it worked well for me. Spacecadet: my mention of "disability/access" issues is because websites are supposed to be accessible to all, even those with disabilities. This isn't particularly accessible to me, and even "able b
  4. Sally - left side and right side of the Alamy Image Manager - left side shows the grid of all images, right side shows the score for the selected image. How can the two be different when one single image is selected? |s for your advice about P60B1K, I 've never found my [recent] keywording style to be a problem when they're relevant (for example in this particular image: "take away" normally refers to fast food, usually burgers and chips, which is always high in fat, responsible for the obesity problem, and the location doesn't matter when it's a generic photo like this. It could be taken
  5. The replies seem to be a little off topic - I assume I'm therefore alone in finding this behaviour? It's really a frustrating exercise having to go into all your images that you've already optimised only to find they're showing up in orange on one side of AIM, and green on the other.
  6. I have quite bad arthritis in my hands, and I'm finding the keywording process more and more frustrating because of one simple issue. When keywording multiple images, many of the keywords show up as light grey when they only apply to some of the selected images. I want to select these to add them to all selected images. However, unless the mouse is COMPLETELY still when clicking, all you do is to move the keyword slightly. It doesn't apply to all images. I end up clicking on a keyword, it temporarily darkens, then goes back to grey because my mouse moved by one nanometre.
  7. I have a strange problem when using Jim Keir's Alamy Lightroom bridge. I spend quite a lot of effort trying to get my metadata fully optimised (10 supertags/50 tags, and ensuring everything is filled in). The bars on each image shows full green. Not a problem. However, when I use the plugin to do a "Set Alamy Data" the discoverability bar on the left side image grid shows orange, but the discoverability bar on the right side image summary shows full green. It's only when I change the Primary or Secondary Category does it pop back to full green indicating it's optimised. Has anyone
  8. Check out the LR Alamy Bridge plugin. It's got two main functions: "Fetch Alamy Data" which matches your local images with those on Alamy by filename then pulls down the Alamy Metadata. You can update your Alamy data within LR, update Pseuds, keywords etc. Then there is "Set Alamy Data" which allows you to sync your changes back up to Alamy. It's a little temperamental at times, and takes some learning to get the best out of all features (I've only recently felt confident about using the Set Alamy Data feature after about a year of using it!), but the biggest advantage it gives me is the
  9. The new image manager allows you to filter for images which are "Exclusive Alamy" and "Restricted Images", but doesn't have the corresponding "Non-exclusive Alamy" and "Non-restricted Images". Surely it just makes sense that you can do this? (I have a real need for it to ensure images I have elsewhere are represented properly on Alamy, and without these filters I can't do this!)
  10. "Travel" is a bit of a bug-bear of mine - images of airplanes, hotels, etc could be travel. However, what about a photograph of the Eiffel Tower? It's only travel if you don't live there! I have ended up categorising lots of photographs taken in Belfast as "Travel" as there isn't anything more appropriate. Then there is obvious omissions such as politics, policing, military, society etc. I end up just lumping these into News and Events even though often they are stock, and not news events. The problem with changing them now is that it would involve reclassifying a few thousand photog
  11. Just had about 10 reCAPTCHAs to work through just to get logged in this morning - VERY ANNOYING! I have to do this EVERY TIME I log in. Please make it stop!!!!!!
  12. It wouldn't be SO bad if we could actually cut and paste tags from one image to another. I'd also like to be able to see all the tags I've used, to click on one, and to bring up all images with that tag. The main reason for this is to try to tidy up the tens of thousands of images I have which have been migrated from the previous system, which now have individual words as tags which should be compound tags eg. "northern" and "ireland" - should be "Northern Ireland". It wouldn't be so bad if one could select multiple images and merge these keywords, but this only works if every image has
  13. I get the reCAPTCHA quite often. Annoying, time consuming, and completely unnecessary!
  14. Totally agree - it's a right pain in the proverbial. The workaround is to paste it into notepad, edit it accordingly, then cut and paste back into AIM. But it really shouldn't be like that - it's counter intuitive, and hinders good, accurate keywording, which Alamy is trying to promote.
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