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About Andreas

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  1. Question to ranking/display algorithm: - why does Alamy alway return nearly the same search results for a given phrase ? If I looked 2 month ago or now, results look pretty much the same. Means a buyer alway just sees the same pages. Other agencies reshuffel the results to give better chances to new contibutors/new pics, and more variety for the customer. - Whats the impact of Brexit for contributors in the European community ?
  2. Why does Alamy sell High Res for nearly nothing ? Presentations never need 20 MP or more. Why cant we opt out of presentation under these circumstances ? Will Alamy add some usefull restrictions to uploads ? Some contributors upload tons of similars messing up search and user experience. Any change to expect for non-GB contributors after a hard Brexit ?
  3. I received the mail as well, and looks like most people didnt read the important sentences at the end. "This will significantly boost your sales " is the key message. Alamy knows whats good for me and you. Like good parents. I just wonder which new gear I'll buy next year, a fullframe Sony probably, couple of lenses. But - sorry, sentence above is not complete ....... " This will significantly boost your sales potential "
  4. Hi, I used the color filters 'tonal contrast' and 'detail extractor/enhancer' years ago with good results. Stopped the usage for multiple reasons (crashes while saving, additional steps and file duplication to Tiff). I found the free old version from the time when Google had taken over in a german PC magazine, download section, and, unexpected, works without any issues with Win 10 Pro, I can select any module in LR for processing, no crashes while saving any more. Ok, question: have there been major improvements to the color module/filter results in the DXO version ? And,
  5. Looks like standard subjects sell ..... low $$$ Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Book, print and/or e-book Print run: up to 100,000 Placement: Inside Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 16 September 2020 End: 16 September 2025
  6. Often photographed, second sale of this subject. Presentation use in this case.
  7. I can give an update on this - Alamy took care and checked with the bank, it was an error by the bank. They used WIRE instead of SEPA, the latter still without charges. Alamy was customer oriented and booked 23 USD on my account to cover my loss. I appreciate that contributor service picked up my questions and arguments.
  8. I received the payment on Consorsbank. And they state they didnt receive a SEPA transfer, which, according to my info, should be possible in 2020 transition period. The combination of less sales, higher Alamy comission on non-exclusive and fees like this are not really motivating.
  9. -- my original post got deleted without notification, probably too many trolls hijacking the topic. Strange anyway - freedom of speech ...? Hi, I received a payout on February 6th, and, same day, a fee of 19,95 Eur was charged by my german bank. My suspicion was true - Brexit fee, as GB is no longer in the EU my bank charges this amount for any transaction outside EU/in foreign currency. In detail: my bank told me the transfer method of Alamy was changed from SEPA, the free transfer method inside EU, to SWIFT. Alamy contributor service told me they didnt change anyt
  10. "Nobody has the intention to build a wall". Walter Ulbricht, leader of the German Democratic Republic,1961. Two month later the wall that divided Germany for 28 years was built. Lets see how plans will change - I expect a commission cut, pressure on conditions like force to exclusivity.
  11. Having uploaded some pictures today I noticed a duplicate - and I could delete it from the upload, prior to QC. Did I miss any announcement ? Hope its not a test only. Andreas
  12. I exluded PU sale, cant stop this high-res for nearly nothing ($). This seldom visited fjord is not a favorite for presentations. Country: Worldwide Usage: Presentation or newsletters, Verwendung in einer Präsentation/einem Vortrag (z. B. Powerpoint und Keynote) oder in einem Newsletter. Start: 08 December 2019 End: 08 December 2024
  13. I bought a M2P in spring this year, no issues to pass QC. I use 100 Iso, aperture between 4 - 5.6, raw. I'm really impressed how much you get for the money - pretty sharp, good software, 100 m tripod included. Much fun to take pictures - no sales yet.
  14. My wish, joining others here: sell RF by size/resolution, like most other agencies do limit size to e.g. 1200 px long side for PU & presentation - currently its invitation for misuse. Andreas
  15. Just a note regarding the effort to filter out the exclusives: Alamy has all my selected pictures, other agencies have less as they edit my offer as needed. I used the Alamy .csv file as basis in Excel, using the VLOOKUP formula to check which files dont exist in a list I requested from my other agencies (copied into 2. Excel tab). And then I mailed Alamy contributor service the filtered Excel list of the exclusive ones - done next day.
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