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  1. Guess I have missed something, but what is an Alamy profile?
  2. Thanks, Geoff, for your prompt response. I had already read that information, but still think it is ambiguous and burdensome to the photographer. My other agencies have just a single box selection labeled "Editorial Use Only" which takes care of the situation with a single check. I also got that Alamy message and took the restrictions off 21 images, which I now regret. I shoot primarily travel, but that's a broad field. All too often, there's something in the image field that conceivably could require a property or model release. I always try to get the releases -- have binders full of them -- but many times, getting a release isn't possible, so I market those images for editorial use only. Also, I refuse to "assign" a release to anyone including Alamy, so my released images also are sent to Alamy for editorial use only. Over the years, even with the "Editorial Use Only" restriction, my agents often have licensed my images in a semi-commercial way, such as backdrops for sales cubicles, general travel brochures, point of sale cards, calendars, postcards, magazine covers, and so on. Strangely enough, or just luckily, none of those usages has kicked off a legal problem. Pure editorial use is an increasingly rare bird. It's the vast gray area between obvious commercial (to sell a product) and pure editorial that has me concerned. Two more questions: (1) Re your sentence "Since restricted images don't go into the distribution pool..." where do they go? For example, would my restricted image labeled [Lake Conroe] come up when a client simply enters the words "Lake" or "Conroe" in a search bar? (2) Similar strings on this forum have suggested putting "Editorial Use Only" in the caption field. What do you think of that? Many thanks.
  3. According to other posts on this forum, if I mark an image as "not released," Alamy automatically offers it for licensing for editorial use only, and the burden of compliance is on the end user. OK -- what happens if, on the restrictions screen, I leave everything at "All" with the exception of usage, and there I choose the "editorial" option? Does that reinforce that the image is offered for editorial use only? Or does that have some other effect, such as eliminating it for editorial use?
  4. Thanks to all for replying. Will take your suggestions and give them a try.
  5. I want to review the image sets I have on Alamy so that I don't resend something. I tried entering my name in the search box, with zero results. Any suggestions as to how I can view all of my own images?
  6. I need to check to see if I've uploaded some images folders I've prepared. How can I see my own images within Alamy? I tried entering my name in the search bar -- got "0."
  7. I didn't realize that Alamy payments originated in the US. I just assumed it was the UK. Will check with my bank tomorrow. If the payments are US-based, is Alamy able to simply send me a check to my home address? I have notice of a nice-sized payment as of two days ago, but my Alamy account does not have any bank or PayPal info listed. Thanks to both of you for responding.
  8. What is the best (read "least expensive to me") way to receive payments from Alamy? I'm US-based, and my options are either bank transfer or PayPal.
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