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George Munday

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  1. Thanks Niels, it only partially works though. My suggestion was aimed at Alamy, who apparently read all these posts, so I was hoping for a response from them...
  2. Prior to 2007, I contributed to Alamy, but most of those images no longer belong to me, yet many are still listed in the "All submissions" column of Image Manager. They may have deleted written across them, but I can't see any reason why they still need to be there. Similarly post 2007, there are submissions that failed in the earlier days when digital imagery and post processing was still pretty new. I guess some photographers may need to refer back to them shortly afterwards, but why do they need to be there prosperity? But do we really need to be reminded of failure every ti
  3. Thanks Kay and John for taking the time out to answer my query. So just in case anyone else has a similar problem - just follow their instructions. I set the date to 2007 - when I started with Alamy - then pasted the downloaded CSV file into Google Sheets. From there it was easy to search on the code of the specific pics. Oh that life was always so simple!
  4. Thanks guys, something to work with. I'll try in the morning, see what happens and report back.
  5. Does anyone know if it's possible to check through the dashboard if an individual image has been sold, at any time, by Alamy. I've one or two oldish pix appearing on websites and before chasing the user, it would be helpful to exclude Alamy as a scource. Many thanks.
  6. In the portfolio, it would be very helpful if I/we could select a specific pseudonym for our latest uploaded imagery under the "All Images" tab. Thanks George
  7. George Munday

    Tag count

    Here's a thought... Occasionly an image is worthy of many tags. In that situation it's easy to exceed the required amount of 50 if say Photoshop Bridge is used. It's not a problem until one discovers a critical tag has inadvertantly been left out. However, before adding that new tag, the number of tags needs to be reduced to 49. So, we just have to blindly delete the less-important tags until that number of tags is reached. It would be helpful if above the tag listing, the number of tags are shown. Currently in the situation outlined above, it merely shows 50/50. If
  8. Perhaps not as simple as Allan suggests, so perhaps I can address this to Alamy directly... I've over 5,000 images on file and there's probably a couple of hundred among those shot ten or eleven years ago that could be improved. However, after carefully reviewing the aesthetics and subject matter I've whittled it down to about 50 that ought to replace the existing images. Thinking about this problem logically, if I and other members are prepared to spend time re-processing images to improve them technically and aesthetically, then it will make them more commercial and
  9. Thank you Allan ... I'll work on these over the coming weeks and send them to CR. Absolutely delighted.... George
  10. I'd like to add a thought to this... I began submitting images to Alamy in 2006, and during those 11 years I've learned a lot about processing images through Photoshop. When AIM was introduced I spent a lot of time working on my existing imagery, adding tags etc. Whilst doing so, I found a number of images which although they've passed QC, could be improved hugely with the post-processing knowledge I've gained over the intervening years to make them far more saleable. It would be a one-off request and I'd be more than happy to add the Alamy's own image number and help
  11. It seems like I'm not the only one who's somewhat confused, +1 to all for your thoughts and opinions. Meanwhile, it would be great if someone from Alamy could answer the question: is the orange/green bar critical from the viewpoint of the clients finding our images? Many thanks
  12. I'd like to preface this by saying I like the new Alamy Image Management system. It's taken a little time to get used to, but seems to work well and I particularly like the ability to add phrases to tags. But I do have one query. Checking through my earlier images, their "Discoverability" levels are mostly indicated as "On Sale" with an orange bar. I gather that it's preferable for them to be "On Sale" with a green bar. To do this is simple enough, all I need to do is bring the number of tags up to 40 and 'Eureka' it changes to green. If I add 50 tags, then an image's discoverability is full
  13. Delighted that my additional post was able to help... I reckon it would take one hell of a powerful algorithm - if one exists - to link disparate keywords amidst a whole pile of them and turn them into a phrase. Idon't think I'll be holding my breath. Although having said that I hope it will differentiate those within inverted commas, because I've been doing that ever since I started. But one thought occurs ... when I look back at my earliest images, they're good pics, but the years of subsequent keywording illustrates that those existing keywords are somewhat lacking. It seems a good
  14. Hi ... I should preface this by writing that I'm looking forward to the new system. At 71 years young, my philosophy is Viva la Change. And the inability of the old system to produce keyphrases, was just one of many small problems that the new one will fix. I'm sure it will be rolled out as an when it's fully debugged. Anyway to figure out what to do until the new system has been rolled out, I wrote to Alamy contributor relations and this is their very prompt reply. It answereds my questions succinctly and I figured might help others...... We used to strip out commas you embedded in y
  15. Thanks Mark...Sound advice. Thank you for the link to the relevant blog page, it sounds like it could be pretty good when complete. (thinks...I should have been looking anyway!) So, I think my "work around" is going to be ... leave the existing keywords, watch whats happening on the blog, enjoy the Christmas break. Hope you all do too!
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