Phil Robinson

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About Phil Robinson

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    Maidstone, Kent


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  1. What?!

    Well opting out isn't an option until next April. That gives us all plenty of time to assess the situation.
  2. Spelling 'Alamy'

    Ah - you may be right. Hang on.... yes, that works. Alright, back to what you were doing - nothing to see here.
  3. Spelling 'Alamy'

    Can I suggest the slightly niche but much used item of vocabulary 'Alamy' is added to the forum's spellchecker so it doesn't get underlined with the suggestion 'Alamo' every time we type it here?
  4. More than 50 tags

    Back in the testing days, the tags were in alphabetical order, which made life MUCH easier. It was changed to improve the search engine results but if they could still be alphabetical for editing purposes it would save everyone a lot of time. I would like to thank Alamy for one change though (not sure how recent). When you try to add a tag to a lot of images and told some of them already have 50, it now tells you which ones and gives you the option to remove them from the selection. Finding them used to be near impossible and rarely worth the time and effort. This is extremely useful and a BIG improvement.
  5. Images sold in August (One per day per contributor)

    Taken at the Oldie of the Year Awards. I've had other sales from pics taken the same day - glad this one wasn't for an obituary as the others were
  6. Images sold in August (One per day per contributor)

    I can already see two interesting variations on that picture. Great photo.
  7. Images sold in August (One per day per contributor)

    I can already see two interesting variations on that picture. Great photo.
  8. I have a Nikon D3300 which I haven't used for a while but I have tried a few shots recently as it has a bigger sensor than what I use now. Although it worked perfectly in the past, I now find that the pics I have taken with it open up in all programs MUCH smaller than they should. The sensor is 6000 x 4000 and in one area on Nikon Capture software, this is the size given in the info. In every other program - including Windows explorer, Photoshop Elements and View NX-2, the pixel size is given as 1680 x 1080, and they open at that size in all programs I've tried. This is now also happening with RAW files I took with it years ago, though they opened perfectly at the time. I have the latest versions of the programs, I have the up to date Nikon codec on my computer. It's the same on both desktop and laptop. Also, I get the message that the file format is incompatible with the software UNTIL I edit something - anything - in the metadata, even just putting a comma in the caption field. Any ideas?

    Mine usually goes into the bank of the 6th - tomorrow, hopefully
  10. Purple Fringing

    Sometimes just desaturating the magenta is enough - though not always. If you have magenta/purple in the photo that you want to keep, roughly select the area around the edges before adjusting the saturation.
  11. Images sold in August (One per day per contributor)

    I've done quite well out of my Harry Potter collection
  12. What?!

    Got a response, not an answer.
  13. How was your July?

    Up to yesterday, disappointing. After the last two days, however, nicely above average thanks to newspaper sales and some photos of lumps of rock in a Brazilian textbook.
  14. What?!

    It would be worth it if Alamy charged them the normal price for website use. This is a website with 18 million visitors which is about to launch an online travel agency. I have emailed Alamy asking for an explanation. I am fully expecting the answer "you can opt out in April"
  15. What?! A link to the use. How can that possible be 'novel use'?