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Tony Collins

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About Tony Collins

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    22 Nov 2004
  1. Ok so all request a spreadsheet of keywords. Take a copy and return a blank one to Alamy as an update with an offer to restore your keywords when 50% restored.
  2. No-one has missed me then :-( . Just logged onto the forum after a very long time to see if anyone else is reporting a rash of refunds. All my stock collections have gone zombie, not touched keywording since it last changed, not uploading. Even lockdown hasn't inspired me to do anything about the many terabytes of unprocessed images on my hard drive that will never see the light of day. Keeping busy playing with old motorbikes and bicycles. Anyone want to buy a load of previously unseen travel images now that you can't go anywhere to take them yourself? Tony (long live BHZ)
  3. I used to be active on https://www.blipfoto.com/ which was set up (I think?) by an Alamy contributor) It nearly disappeared but is still going.
  4. I suspect the reality is that these items are so commonplace that borders would grind to a halt if details were checked. Carrying three bodies plus lenses and GoPro etc might excite some interest. I always carry my Royal Photographic Society membership card as an "alibi". Carriers of long lenses should perhaps carry a bird spotting book?
  5. I should probably have persuaded my wife to get her own Alamy account and register as self employed so that she could enjoy a similar top-up 🙂
  6. Don't know, I did 3 years. Ring up, I found them very helpful.
  7. I retired from full time work with maximum NI contributions. I registered as self employed stock photographer but being below the earnings threshold opted out of the additional NI contributions. Coming up to retirement age this year, 65 and a half for me, I discovered that I could make retrospective self employed NI contributions of £145 per annum and the increase in state pension only requires me to live another 10 months to be in profit 🙂 Seemed like a reasonable gamble. By comparison to get the same benefit as an employee the extra contribution would be about £750.
  8. Someone with better phone skills than me might find a workaround. I tried delving into the internal files but Android doesn't let you get very deep. It's like the app is looking for a specific file where images are stored but cant find it. Press IPTC is offered as an option for viewing a file but no editing function.
  9. Yes I let it have its evil way with all functions, I've deleted and reloaded a few times too. Has anyone found an alternative suitable for live news captioning for Alamy?
  10. Press IPTC looks like a useful tool but I can't get it to run on my new phone running Android 8.0 It doesn't "see" any pictures and looks like it is asking me to give a file location. It works fine on my old phone :-(
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