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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. -- 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 anything and I'm the only contributor who reported this issue. Well, I asked contributor service to check if the bank modified the transfer method. Question: anybody else in the European community , ex-UK, who was charged with an additional/new fee for the Alamy payout ? Comments welcome - subject related only, please. Discuss your opinion on Brexit elsewhere .... and for question regarding SEPA and SWIFT .... google is your friend.
  4. "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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. I vote for limited pixel size. And yes, definitely extend the limit to presentations. Currently I opted out for PU and would do same for presentations if possible.
  11. Alex, I had picked up an older discussion some days ago, check https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/7905-exclusivity-inquiry-trade-bookscover/ for more feedback of others. Andreas
  12. Thanks for all your notes, will check DaVinci. Would prefer if Alamy sells footage as well... Andreas
  13. I checked the material at some agencies and wonder if its difficult to create this type of footage - except some test shots I never used the video option of my Olympus M1II. I do mostly travel/landscape. Do I miss something if I - use 4k/30 fps - WB, shutter, focus all manual - use tripod, or utilize the pretty good camera stabilization - is an ND filter needed/do I need longer shutter speed (fps *2) for subjects like waterfalls, scenic view, coast seen from ferry ? - is it sufficient to use Adobe premiere elements or MAGIX plus ? Adobe has a kind of dehaze function which looks useful for landscape. Looks like most clips are just developed & cut, no sound needed. Output in H.264 seems to be common. There exists a large agency that pay 50 % to the contributor, contributor may define price himself (sounds strange, doesnt it ?? -) Might be worth to spend some time on this, sales prices are reasonable, question how good footage sells. Any useful tips welcome - Andreas
  14. Use for display signage at Zoo, for life of display; use in context publication and pdf online magazine Higher $$ https://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?Imageid=9C6834B0-0D6A-42EA-A8D1-33F56B460511 Not sure why insert other media -> 'insert image from URL does not work, no error message, just red filled box.
  15. The replies are as expected, but as the effort is low to block a picture at another agency I gave it a try. Would be nice if everybody who received similar mails shares the outcome, usually after 2 month decision should be made.
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