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  1. Mark,


    I got the 'You now have FTP access', last week and went and d'loaded the first one on the reccommended Alamy list, FIlezilla. Anti-virus immediately flagged it as containing a Trojan Horse. Filezilla's own forums confirm this. Be wary, mate.


    On the good news side, WinSCP worked straight away and u'loaded selected files. (Have Windows O/S)



  2. Maybe locked when reviewing on camera - easy to do with Nikons which have a lock button near the menu button.

    Yep,done that, too. If I notice it at the time I unlock it in camera. If I couldn't do it on PC and haven't deleted the images on card, I'd put it back in camera and do it there, as a last resort.





  3. Varifocals were fine until I switched to contact lenses. Great, for a number of reasons. But, like Bryan I need readers to see sybols and text within a certain distance. Bit like the closest focusing range on my lenses. Everything is blurred close to then sharpens with distance. With specs I could just lift them up and bring the whatever I needed to see nearer my eyes. Thankfully, I don't have the OP's gas* problem. Because of funds, and the inherent threat of violence from the other half, if I did.


    *Gear Aquisition Syndrome. :_P



  4. Martin,



    Did those without the Alamy Live News byline still appear in the Live News feed, could they have been excluded by the News team for some reason?{


    Nope, all 34 are in the in the 'News'feed' when I found and checked it. That's why I'm not running around half naked, outside, telling passersby that the sky is falling. Thought it might be 'Blunderfingers' error on my part.



  5. Phil,


    ...(Why does the Alamy spellchecker always underline 'Alamy? There, it did it again!)

    Using FF and its spellchecker does the same for words not in the dictionary. If I right click on the red underlined word up pops a menu and one of the options is, 'add word to dictionary.' If you are sure that the underlined word(s) are correct once added to the dictionary the underlining stops.



  6. Hi,


    I uploaded 34 images via 'Newsfeed' upload and everything went smoothly. Images popped up in 'Manage Images' straight away and I added a few more words to some of them when I had access.


    A few of them, at the end of the description had the 'photog/Alamy Live News' tag added last. But, not all of them. Is it me fiddling immediately after upload, or am I worrying too much about the rest not having the credit line applied to all of them?



  7. I'm sorry to hear that a minor fault left you without a clicky-box, Jill.


    One of my beloved wife's many 'tsk-tsk' moments is when I wrap myself round something that she thinks I no longer need, want, or have a use for and smilingly suggests I set whatever it is free. Her eyes roll when I lovingly fondle it whispering, 'My preshush, you're safe with me', and I throw a tantrum a 5 year old girl would be jealous of.


    'Hi my name is Krisken and I'm a hoarder'.


    Present camera, a Nikon D90, goes down? Reach for the cupboard and drag out the D40, charge the battery, swap the lenses, all auto focus, and I'm still good to go. D40 dumps? Into the same cupboard grab the Fuji 9600, same procedure and I'm still good.


    It's not because I'm a clear headed, professionally focused, business type individual that I have two back-up cameras, it's because I'm reluctant to let go of working equipment that has served me well.


    Anywho, your son obviously doesn't need the camera he is using, and Mommy should point that out and suggest he pass it to her and in exchange she will buy him one of those excellent, disposable ones whenever he feels the urge to snap something...This point of view should be put across at every opportunity until he wilts under the constant Mommy barrage of reasonableness and untouchable logic. :-D

  8. I don't normally have a set size for uploading. Some are downsized, some are full sized, from a 12mp camera, and some are in between. Have recently been uploading from a 6mp camera so I've had to go the opposite route and upsize to get them to the required size. They, touch wood, have gone through with no problems, so far.



  9. Sorry, I'm a bit late to this topic.


    Near me is a thoroughly vandalised church graveyard, with dates on the grave headstones going back to the 1800's. Yet, I mark them as RM because some of the burial grounds I take pictures of, are usually attached to a church. Which is owned and administered by a Christian or Catholic body.(Unintentional pun,apologies). The taking of some of these images means I have to stand on church property to get them. I wouldn't like to be responsible for the banning of photography in such hallowed places because of upsetting the church authorities if an image was inappropriately used. Long stretch of the ego, I know but these days...?


    Krisken-AKA 'Wuss'

  10. In my searches I have noticed the odd sweep of named NT properties, some of which I have images of on Alamy. It made me wonder if the NT were trawling image libraries, for NT images, which they considered warranted take down notices?


    I'll freely admit that I couldn't match the skills of the photographers who the NT engage professionally for their advertising images.


    Having said that, I look for the shots, many of which don't include the buildings, and yet show another -positive - side of the NT property to interested members/casual visitors.( I don't believe I'm the only one who does this). Having those images fall foul of their guidelines would be an unwelcome draconian reaction and completely unwarranted, from my own personal viewpoint.


    The NT, judging from this forum, have generated a lot of bad publicity for themselves because I assume the members of this forum, who post about, have experienced first hand this policy, or just read the NT topic,spread it wider and wider.


    Thwarting excellent free publicity, which may boost visitor numbers, from talented and skilled image takers seems a strange thing to do.


    'Nuff said.



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