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WPL

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About WPL

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Alamy

  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={82F91A9B-105B-4755-A35C-578B711159E8}&name=ian+woolcock
  • Images
    7718
  • Joined Alamy
    17 Oct 2006
  1. 50 times less than April last year. Dead duck for me this year and the 60% kick in the teeth makes it seem pointless. Last year and the year before we both excellent. Time to just sit on the port and put no effort into it me thinks.
  2. There are only really 3 or 4 MS agencies worth bothering with these days. The top 3 all make at least 10x the smaller agencies. They tend to be the ones that have the easiest submission systems as well.
  3. I have had the best year on Alamy in 11 years of submitting, both in terms of revenue and RPL. This was enough to make me start to produce content that was going to be exclusive. Forget that idea for 20% less.
  4. For me only works in MS Edge browser under windows 10. For the same location, in firefox or chrome the list of results is rendered below the map I believe. Just one of the many many issues with the new image manager.
  5. Shockingly bad worst for years. 2016 was an excellent year with sales and revenue very strong. Jan 2017 seemed OK. Will let the dust settle but if the next few months are as bad then I for one will not upload here. The new upload system simply doesnt work half the time and takes even more effort than the old one.
  6. Yep Two BMEs in a row. Think Alamy results are appearing much higher in Google Images for a starters.
  7. When my MK2 dies I intend to get an A7R or 6D. The 5D MK3 is very overpriced in my opinion. I hoped the MK2 would last a good few more years unfortunately I have started getting a number of issues with it.
  8. Personally do not use lens hoods other than to keep rain off and also for night shots. On full frame they introduce another layer of vignetting. I prefer to manually shade the lens to increase contrast. I am however on a tripod taking my time. If I head into the streets I sometimes pop one on. If your shooting straight into the sun then there is not a lot of point having a hood on
  9. As mark says Manage Images uses flash. Adobe dropped flash for Linux, however I believe Google support it in Chrome. So install Chrome Browser and see if that helps.
  10. Have been working in IT for over 13 years including 10 years on a network of over 4000 PCs, every manufacture ends up producing a model of drive with issues now and again. IBM did it way back when which resulted in them jumping ship from producing drives full stop. I would have to say Western Digital has one of the highest mechanical failure rates of any manufacture I have come across. At one point Samsung were in my opinion producing the best drives, unfortunately they are now produced by Seagate which are also a company with a chequered past, I (personally went through three 1.5 TB drives in a very short space of time). Would also like to point out that syncing data nightly or even weekly does not help guard against accidental deletion or file corruption. I use a rotation of multiple drives stored externally, this gives me a wide period of time to discover any issues. Also using a system like Shadow Volume Copy (previous versions in Widows 7 / 8) is a really simple way of getting files back which have been deleted. It uses the free space on the drive to retain periodic restore points which can be browsed at the file level. This is however not a form of backup. Totally agree with Martin, cloud backup cannot be relied upon, but I guess can be a good edition to an existing backup routine. Though with my broadband it would take several months to backup my collection
  11. Thanks Graham, still not sure why the same sale appears twice, will await the refund.
  12. Just had two drop into my sales report both for the same amount both for "1072-8 ; Month: 09SEPa" guess one will be refunded. How does one track down the Calendar?
  13. That Budapest off my to do list. Its a bit like a National Trusts poor treatment of photographers, I used to be a fan of the trusts work, after having load of work pulled due to their policies (not talking building shots) I now do my very best to avoid giving them a penny.
  14. The size of the iFrame can be changed so credit/attribution is no longer visible. This has been sorted already I think. I have become so depressed by this move from Getty I have completely stop working on processing shots. Need to dust myself down and get on with it.
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