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Bill Kuta

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  1. Glad that someone mentioned that specifically. In all these current threads on keywording and Alamy Image Manager, it seems there are a lot of Alamy-only contributors who are unaware of this main reason for keywording on your own end of the business.
  2. Also, I separate out multi-word items with commas when I keyword in Lightroom. Now (probably) they will be retained during Alamy intake.
  3. I wouldn't want them to use anything from my existing "main" box as supertags. Just like using the "essentials" box for the most relevant words, the aim isn't to fill it to capacity. This is part of the art of keywording accurately, and judging when you want a word to have a high, medium or low relevance. Geoff. Yeah, I see your point. I generally put the more important keywords in Main first, but not consistently. But Main is where I would get my additional supertags. Actually, come to think of it, I don't think I have any images with keywords in the Comprehensive area. (I used to
  4. Ah - when I click on one of my images where I put some keyword combinations in quotation marks (which is almost all of my images), I see that the commas separate out those keyword combinations. So I presume that such a keyword combination will be translated into a single tag. Doesn't solve the 10-supertag problem, though. But Alamy should be able to continue their extraction of supertags into the Main keyword field, until they reach 10. FYI, I have only used the old Manage Images.
  5. If one has been adding multi-word names and phrases in quotation marks (as I have), will such a quoted phrase be picked up as a single tag?
  6. Hi Bill, Just to jump in here, that's not what we said. You need to add restrictions for personal use within Manage Images. Best, Alamy Yes, sorry, meant to say Personal Use.
  7. Getting back to Alamy Prints... I asked Alamy about opting out of prints, and they said the way to do that is to turn off Novel Use for each image. I think this should be under Additional Revenue Options because, well, it's an additional revenue option. (Also must admit, I've only ever used the old Manage Images and wouldn't trust myself making a global change with the new Manage Images.)
  8. Now that's a handsome buzzard. All we get here are these ugly turkey vultures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_vulture#/media/File:Cathartes_aura_-Florida_-USA_-upper_body-8.jpg
  9. They're selling prints? Yeah, I see...it goes to art.com. Do we know how much we get out of the listed prices? I have a few hundred images on a POD site (most of which are on Alamy) where I get more than the Alamy listed print price. Awaiting email from Alamy....... Awaiting changes to agreement to cover print sales...... Awaiting chance to opt out of this......
  10. Betty, my answer works for you probably because I use LR approximately the way you do. Keep on doing what works for you. For a tool like a hammer, there aren't a lot of different ways to use it; for a tool like Lightroom, there are many ways. And hang in there.
  11. I hope I'm not missing something in your question, but do you mean adding photos to one of your Lightroom folders? - In Library mode, right-click on the target folder - In the drop-down, choose "Import to this folder"
  12. A few years back, I contacted both the Smithsonian and an institution in Baltimore about taking photos for stock. At that time, neither seemed to know what stock photography was. I think they've all been catching on.
  13. This one was actually licensed: http://n7.alamy.com/zooms/4a0bf6624e0845798e6334419cda794b/a-crushed-frog-lies-on-an-asphalt-road-e5cegt.jpg
  14. Here's the previous discussion of it: http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/4998-some-statistics-do-images-put-up-longer-ago-continue-to-sell-on-alamy/ And on page 2 of that thread, Wim references a previous such thread.
  15. I've been using NEX cameras/lenses for over three years now. Most of my shots are with the a6000/16-70mm. To answer your question about the 16-70mm: It got a not-so-good rep when it came out, and that's reflected in its photozone.de results. I like mine, and I haven't had any failures with the NEX equipment--but then, I had learned how to pass QC before that anyway. In my bag with that combo is the 10-18mm, which I consider quite good, on the funky-but-good-IQ a3000, which you can't get anymore. I also use an NEX-6 with the kit 16-50mm, and sometimes the 55-210mm. And occasionally a smal
  16. Canadian satire or no? http://www.burrardst...ce-was-mistake/ Too hard to call--too much verisimilitude.
  17. Also, you have some images of what appears to be Venice, but I don't see the location in your keywords.
  18. No sense in my guessing--I wouldn't have bet much on half of my multiple sellers.
  19. Download a sales report. Make a spreadsheet file of it. The column headed "License Detail" has a lot of information; expand that column a lot. For a TV sale row on the spreadsheet, the third item in the License Detail field will be "Media: Television". However, it's my understanding that Alamy does not give us sufficient information to make our own DACS claims for TV sales. I do my own DACS claims, but this year I had a TV sale. It is possible to give Alamy permission to claim only TV sales on your behalf, and I've taken that option. I expect Alamy will claim for that TV sale on my behalf
  20. I was sitting in my government office a block from the White House. We had heard about the first plane strike and had the news up on our PC's. When the second plane hit, we knew with everyone else what was happening. Amidst a stream of rumors about explosions in other parts of DC, we saw staff evacuating the Executive Office Building across the street. We decided it was time for us to leave, too. We only learned later that a plane had struck the Pentagon, and that another was on its way to some prime target in town. My car pool and a couple of extra passengers drove home through Rock Creek
  21. A very small sensor and a very big focal range don't usually add up to QC acceptance, but it wouldn't hurt to try--that is, it wouldn't hurt my wallet for you to buy one and try a submission.
  22. Yeah, my son told me the Haze filter is very good, but I see that it's only in the CC version so far. Will definitely be moving to CC. thanks all
  23. First, yes, I've read prior posts on this, and have googled a bit. Just a couple of questions, mostly to verify: Adobe CC users don't pay any upgrade fee for new major versions, correct? Are your LR catalogs stored in the Adobe cloud or on your PC? Has anyone had any kind of difficulty in switching from standalone LR to CC? thanks (considering a B&H current US discount) Bill Kuta
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