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Panthera tigris

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  1. I had a very disappointing experience with Copytrack and with Pixsy I have never actually made a claim as its a subscription model and I really can't see me coming out of it ahead financially at the end of the day if I am paying subscription fees.
  2. What are the prices like? I left Age a few years ago as their rates they sold me at averaged about 4 USD per image sale.
  3. Yeh thats one of the issues with the templates being so structured and having a "display" side and an "archive side"". To do that you would need to remove the menu items and build a manual menu in the site builder pointing to the archive items i.e to this https://www.geographyphotos.com/archive (then you can build out the menu items below that manually if you want). Sites looks well though!!
  4. After having had a good scour on the PA as well PA Images site I am a bit confused to say the least about this - I just don't really get it considering what Alamy's actual profits are and the fact that the group members have access to Alamy's images at the lowest rates already. Its going to be an interesting year to say the least and no doubt we will find out just what PA see as an attractive proposition. Lest hope its not too painful.
  5. As far as I can figure their database hierarchy was written top down, so one can have "collections - galleries - images" but one cannot move an image in the hierarchy (or I have not been able to figure it yet), my problem is wildlife taxonomy - i.e. "mammals-big cats-species" I want to be able to mix images and galleries at the lower level so if I have say one picture of a fire cat that would in the species gallery level But if I have 5 pics of a indochinese tiger then I want to have just one pic of an indochinese tiger (in species gallery) thats actually a gallery node and own you click you would see the five pics. SO I am stuck trying to come fit how I want it to display within their structure rather than my own. Lets also hope they sort out their SEO problems as well as that continues to frustrate me as well. OTH Archive
  6. Ian, by nested do you mean putting an image in a collection or a gallery inside a gallery? If so let me know how you did it as I have not been able to figure that.
  7. The newest "new" templates that were announced are now not going to be out for at least another 6 months apparently. The existing "new" (responsive from a few years back) templates are a bit of a oddity IMHO, the ability to "customize" them is virtually non existent which can be frustrating, esp at the price they charge. I have noticed that many of their users have gone with using a seperate Wordpress/Wix/Squarespace frontend and then just used Photoshelter as an archive component (which is what I do).
  8. The pack per image prices are about that of an average Alamy sale so I don't see it as a bad thing per se.
  9. I have all kinds a weird problems with my Nikons through sweat. First signs are a white crust in the hot shoe, joints and screw heads. As I live in the tropics I lost so many cameras to this I ended up forking out for the top body for the sealing but even thats showing some signs after a couple of years. Once it get a hold inside all kinds of wildness happens.
  10. My sales and revenue are the same as 2006 and have been stable virtually every year (with the odd outlier year). BUT I have had to put in an additional 2750 images (I had 250 in 2006) to keep it stable. I calculated that to stand still, I would have to add 18 images per month per 1000 currently in my collection, to keep my percentage share of the total images on Alamy static at the current rate of total image submission. I don't regard stock as part of my future but like most am going to ride the Alamy (my only outlet now) train until snow covers the tracks. I so agree with Stephen (message above).
  11. We had joy, we had fun We had seasons in the sun But the hills that we climbed Were just seasons out of time We had joy, we had funWe had seasons in the sunBut the wine and the songLike the seasons have all gone
  12. If one deletes a pseudonym do the images under that pseudo revert back to your default pseudo or do you get a choice of moving them to another pseudonym first? Thanks
  13. Hers another example of a strange implementation of RM .... "Rights granted for the life of the product for supplementary educational publications and materials" My reading says that they can create supplementary products (RM period is 30 years). What is RM and what is RF continues to get greyer. I find Alamy's recent advertising of "support" for RM a little disingenuous as - what is RM/RF is getting a little grey.
  14. I also use Flume to upload from Mac. Also cannot see any advantages for stock. I recently signed up with the free account on Pixsey (who can automatically link to your instagram account) and have been SHOCKED how many of my instagram images appear on other websites. Instagram allow hot linking to their server so its easy for websites/techies to do BOT pages using instagram images. I have about 60 images on instagram and about 300 Instagram related hits on Pixsey. None of them are of course able to be processed legally as they are hosted in 3rd countries such as Panama and have owners privacy enabled.
  15. I bailed over a year ago and it was same for me, almost instantaneous removal of images.
  16. Ditto, its like a tumbleweed strewn abandoned town for me now, has been for about 3 years. The sherif moved on and the bad guys have found richer towns and I am stood in the middle of Main Street trying to figure out what I am doing there.
  17. I just see this as natural progression to a simpler licensing model. I think RM has been a complication for both customers and agencies for a while and Getty have made a bold move. A move I don't agree with to be honest but as I no longer am with them I am not enraged at this point. It will no doubt have an effect on the marketplace as Bill has mentioned. These days I get confused what is RM and what is RF, I understand the difference perfectly but agencies are using some more liberal interpretations such as (these examples are from my Alamy sales for this last couple of months) a) RF but with a one time usage stipulation added b) RM in perpetuity for Single company - multiple educational editorial use. I think the danger to other agencies is will the "one model" (RF) appeal more to new image users and their accountants enough to affect the rest of the market in the mid/long term. More "interesting times" to come.
  18. I like the idea but.......alternatively, once you have paid a peanut for something it could be argued that one would expect it to continue to have a value of a peanut/peanuts in the future. I suppose I would just like out of any of my photos being sold for these values.
  19. I had my first "student project" license recently, $0.99. I had opted out of EVERYTHING (newspaper scheme, novel use, distribution) to attempt to avoid low prices and it seemed to be working OK for me (volume down but prices I can live with, without selling out to the non-ethical industry wide low prices). I was surprised to see this one on an RM image and I was musing to myself ... does one think "student projects" should be covered under novel use or a new opt in/opt out category OR should they be a license type? I am OK in doing my bit for education but it seems its another "option" to source images cheaper than normal that would need careful oversight to avoid abuse, anyone know if any oversight is provided in these license types? Country: WorldwideUsage: Student Projects, For non-commercial use in projects such as dissertations, presentations or essays.Industry sector: EducationImage Size: Any sizeStart: 29 October 2019Duration: In perpetuity
  20. I find this subject very interesting. But I don't know enough to pass any judgment on a legal basis (rather than ethical or indeed moral). Not that I want to pass judgement, just to understand the limits of these sort of things legally regards copyright (UK). With all the complications we have seen on the international scene with "derivative works" and some huge payouts for using another person's base image to create one's own image I am not sure on this one but would assume the inclusion of text makes it legally OK for editorial? BUT what if the picture was the main subject, with no text included and perhaps part of the black background included . How would this be legal (sincere question not rhetorical)?
  21. Someone gave me a red down vote for that? What has this place become? I am also surprised by the amount of people who think the photo itself maybe "fake". To me its quite clearly a "moment in time" something that all wildlife photographers attempt the accident of every time they press they press the Shutter button.
  22. Definitely unethical. Quite immoral IMHO as well. I recall when I visited the last exhibition (entrance is by fee payment and ticket only unless u are a member of NHM) had a no photos sign - wonder if its on the ticket as well.
  23. Interesting, then to stay relevant, or lets just say to stand still in terms of a percentage of the total collection an individual photographer would need to be increasing their overall collection size, at this moment in time, by 1.82% a month Or for every 1000 images in your collection you need to be adding 18 new images. a month. Not so difficult really as many seem to be adding a lot more. For me the big issue is what is the collection becoming in order that togs sustain themselves. On a collection of say 5000, then 5 x 18 is 90 new pics a month BUT theres a big difference between 90 pics and 90 good quality images. I think this is Alamy's main issue now, overall collection quality - their costs will go up year on year but their collection quality may not, leading to an inevitable conclusion - maybe. PS check my math as I often have "senior moments"
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