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  1. I copied someone else's link, replaced with my image ID. There must be an easier way to make a share link for the forum? This larger size.
  2. Thanks for understanding the conundrum of an infinite echo chamber of disinformation. When is 1 million not 1 million? When some sites claim it's a byte count instead of a pixel count? But my simple point was (which I made to complex as usual) The software that is used for intake of images, might be calculating wrong. I know on another site that uploading an image that exactly 4MP = 4,000,000 will get a size rejection, but 4,096,000 will pass. The Moon illusion is another example, when a search is simple and has the answer... which isn't the answer? Water droplets? Give me a break!
  3. OK I'll settle for #1, I'm always happy when I don't wake up and find myself dead? Not like I'm a creaking old piece of rubble, but my brain still thinks I can do things, that my body say "oh no you can't". 😉
  4. In general NO. All ethics and other considerations aside, you were on private property, you don't have permission, rights are restricted. This is also known as "Don't Do It". 😉 Unlike some others try to argue, the law is not, if they don't stop you, you can license. The law's are, if you don't have permission, you can't use the images. In a public place, you can take photos (remember I'm in the US and the laws are different in different countries)... you can take the photos, but you can't use them for commercial purposes. The 1st Amendment protects the rights and freedo
  5. 1. I'm 73 and I woke up this morning. 2. There are squash on the vines in our garden, I'll bake one tonight. 3. Before I went down this rabbit hole, called forums, I created a new Vector and uploaded it. 4. The lady on the corner is having her last garage sale for the season, and she makes pickles, dilly beans and jars of asparagus. At prices 1/3rd of stores. 5. I filled the bird feeders which are line of sight, just over the top of my monitor, while I'm editing. 6. The Green Bay Packers are 3-0
  6. LOL yeah we all do that. 😎 Wait, what is 2828 x 2121? 5,998,188 it's still under 6,000,000? But I understand where you are headed, for the 4:3 camera, I don't have one and I'm not going to worry about an odd pixels here or there as long as my calculations are over 6,000,000 before I upload something here. Guilty as charged Possibly the last one, but some days I can't help myself? 🤡 Really short answer: MegaPixels measure the size of digital images, sensors and displays. MegaBytes measure the size of digital files. Yes, Alamy should dro
  7. I'm not a rocket scientist or Einstein, but after seeing this topic and the confusion that is caused by MP vs MB I sometimes wonder if I've lost my mind. So I looked: A Megapixel is simply a unit of graphic resolution equivalent to one million. Or more precisely 1,048,576 (220) pixels. Aside from the wiggle room, which I think is a great way to avoid problems, there's a real math reason for not making images 6,000,000 by using a calculator. 😎 The total should be 6,291,456 Pixels, especially if the computer doing the image pre-check is using exact scientific
  8. That worked for all the old photos and slides that my Sister took home when my parents passed away. We haven't seen any of them since. Like dropping them into a black hole.
  9. Considering the confusion and some of the attitudes here, I hate to ask, but in what world does 2828 * 2021 = more than 5,715,388 pixels? Which is less than 6MP. Also since the agency has software that reads the size of the image, uploading exactly 3000 x 2000 may get rejected as under 6MP. Try it yourself. More than safe would be 3072 x 2048 for example, but using a precise 3000 x 2000 may cause a problem. M A Y ! I wondered how a simple mistake could end up being two pages, so I fell into the trap. 😀 The OP was multiplying Pixels and getting MB which is impossible. I
  10. This is much easier than chemicals, punching, fire or other ways to destroy a slide. Bucket of water or barrel of water. They don't have to soak for very long either. My storage are was hit by a small drainage flood. Water came in, water drained out, every slide was ruined. You could do the same in your sink with warm water, put the slides in, scoop them out, into garbage bags, leave them damp, done. What the water doesn't do, the emulsion will dissolve, mildew will eat them in no time. Water: fungus? Personally I would save everything. If the pages are useful for
  11. Just for some more help, a former thread on the same subject. Many more insights and comments.
  12. Yes the syncing / shutter Sync is why the camera has a maximum shutter speed of 1/200th. But that doesn't matter as the duration of the flash is now the speed. An on camera flash is about 1/500 of a second. Depending on how bright it needs to be, if the camera is TTL flash metering, that number could be even faster. Since you are so close, you could use the on camera flash and a diffuser. What you have to consider is flash + ambient light. If the flash is the main light, then your shutter speed could be 1/60th and it wouldn't matter. Say a very dark room. With light balancing, the
  13. If you are positive the first upload batch will pass, there's nothing to stop you. If you are unsure, One Fail = All Fail includes ALL pending batches. I'm a three star, there's only room for 3, that's not unusual. Seems like the software upgrades when someone gains the higher status. It also seems to be at the discretion of the reviewers, not based on a calculation. I have no problems at the level I'm at and you are correct, reviews do not occur on weekends. I'm not one to worry that a photo that hasn't been anywhere, essentially forever, since the beginning of time, m
  14. None of that should matter, series, similar, redundant, if they are accepted, they are accepted. Make sure all have pseudonym, caption, tags/keywords, license type and image type. Wait at least overnight. Just guessing but some data isn't there, or they would be on sale.
  15. Thanks, never used those, but I remember them. Never would have associated that Cokin with P mount. Now I'm starting to see how this is being done. 👍 This has really been an interesting thread to read and see various good ideas.
  16. Just wondered what you thought. Just being able to digitize old slides for myself is where I am at this point. I have done some old ones and they were disappointing, but with better digital cameras, and years later, working like you have, the results keep getting better. Eventually, even a "poor" quality image that's never going to be good enough for resale anywhere can be good for sharing. I'd say find a slide that's the last one you really care about, before using anything, pads, contact or chemicals. At least that way if the image comes off, sheds, distorts or anything else, you
  17. I might not be following all of this, P mount or P adapter is? Plustex slide holder? Are you making the extension tube with slide adapter on the end? Looks nice, also looks a bit skewed, (I don't mean the tilt I mean the right side of the slide is closer to the lens) but later shots look square to the lens, perfect rectangle. Nice color. Here's the big question. Have you uploaded anything and has it passed Alamy review?
  18. Yes, that's what I concluded as my numbers are similar to what @lorenza is seeing. After going back and counting, round numbers, by pages, adding, anything else, I finally came to the conclusion, or best guess, that every single upload, deleted file, rejection, failed for size, upload error, or whatever else, in Image Manager, is in my All submissions Images: 2584 while my portfolio shows 2501 As far as I could determine, nothing is missing. 👍
  19. Most flu viruses can live one to two days on nonporous surfaces, and 8 to 12 hours on porous surfaces. Don't open it for a day? 👍 Sounds good! Very short version of M.Chapman's fine description. 35mm films have an image format of 36 x 24 mm. Digital cameras have the same ratio. But the cardboard mount doesn't. If I'm measuring and doing the math right, the opening in the mount is, 1.31" x 0.90" or 33.274mm x 22.86 = 1.45 instead of 1.5 ratio (3:2) So yes the image is cropped a bit on the top and bottom, which would make the edges go beyond the full
  20. Not sure how to do this? And I'll guess in advance, this is something I like and might have no appeal to anyone else here. Took me until March to get around to editing and uploading some of these. Takuma Sato Indycar driver at Road America 2019. 1/100th of a second
  21. Thank You, just some ideas to kick around. I got that one on eBay, hardly expensive, has sharp edges on the bottom of the tray. I don't know if I want to tape them or get out a rasp. 🙂 I only got that, after I got the rail working and discovered, alignment was important, all directions. I use it for the copy stand, overhead macro and shots too. Part of my problems with this has been, the camera moves sometimes as the stepper adjusts the camera distance. Weight. A smaller lighter camera, balanced, wouldn't have that as much. There's also some play in the screw, so I start short of t
  22. Good one, posted as I was writing. Nice and simple, uses what pretty much everyone here will already have, including Photoshop.
  23. I think this is a useful page for Extreme Macro http://extreme-macro.co.uk/focus-stacking/ And for general, and larger subjects http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html I've been dabbling in this recently, nothing wonderful or amazing. I hit projects, work on them, move to something else, move to something else. I've been told by someone who does extreme macro and some amazing work, (in other words I haven't reached that point yet) that moving the camera is best, because the lighting stays constant. Recent project, home made, the rail which is controlled b
  24. Thanks Jill, in case someone else is looking, that will be helpful. Let me add, I uploaded vectors this week, they were accepted and I have managed the information. They went live overnight.
  25. Hello, anyone? I have the same question. I see that there's not much of a response. Maybe a bump will let someone notice the question? Also while we're at it, I saw a question about previews, being cropped? Someone else said I might want to upload with JPGs because the generated preview isn't very good. Those are things that can change, so I'd wonder what anyone with experience in Vectors on Alamy has to say? ps to Peter (and I'm also Pete) I used a different pseudonym from my photos for the illustrations and my vectors. I actually have three pseudos, one for Editorial,
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