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Phil Robinson

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  1. Can't get access to the old version (never having used it).  Anyhow, we're all going to be treated to a new version soon, right?!

    If there is indeed a new system in the pipeline, then can we a have a choice of spellcheckers, as in the original?


  2. I've only had one failure in the recent past (which I put down to failing eyesight and the need for my first reading glasses) and it had a positive effect in that I put all my effort into news coverage - uploads to the live news feed bypass QC altogether, even if you are in the sin bin. As a result I am now the major supplier of Len McCluskey pictures to the Guardian.

     

    It also had the effect,of course, of rebooting my post-production routine, which is what the system is designed to do. 


  3. Use the old Manage Images 1.0

    Choose any spell checker you like in your browser options.

     

    wim

    Thanks Wim - I didn't know about that. Then you can check using both and add both sets of missing variants. Brilliant.

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    In fact, I like it the ways it is. When I see "harbour" or "mollusc" underlined in red, then it should ring a bell that there's also another spelling "(harbor" "mollusk"). When it would recognise both British English and American English spellings, I would miss a lot.

     

    Cheers,

    Philippe

    Good point, so can I request that it is changed from American to British ONLY, so we can pick up the US spellings!

    Fine by me ;)

     

    Cheers,

    Philippe

    You're right - that wouldn't work. I got confused. Best left as it is.....


  5. In fact, I like it the ways it is. When I see "harbour" or "mollusc" underlined in red, then it should ring a bell that there's also another spelling "(harbor" "mollusk"). When it would recognise both British English and American English spellings, I would miss a lot.

     

    Cheers,

    Philippe

     

    Good point, so can I request that it is changed from American to British ONLY, so we can pick up the US spellings!


  6. http://www.scribd.com/doc/141391187/Bavaria-Magazine-2013-The-Real-Bavaria-An-original-kind-of-holiday

     

    I found one of mine in here and there seem to be A LOT of pictures of Bavaria credited to Alamy.

    I really admire the dedication of those here who manage to find all the pics in the Alamy archives and list the details, but I'm afraid it's getting late and I can't quite summon the effort just now.

    If you have images of Bavaria, it might be worth a look.

    Mine came through on 5th June and was over $60, so check your sales first and happy hunting.

     

    Country: United Kingdom
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Magazine - Print and App
    Print run: up to 250,000
    Placement: Inside
    Image Size: 1 page
    Start: 05 June 2013
    End: 05 July 2013


  7. Despite what I said above, schools these days do have a need for photos - websites, prospectuses and so on - which tend to have images of unidentifiable kids bent over a book or computer keyboard. I suppose there might be a possibility of approaching a school with an offer to do this kind of coverage and an agreement to use the photos yourself, once OKed by the school. Just going in and saying 'can I come in and take photos of your kids to make me some money' is unlikely to work.


  8. Until February I was working in a school, and acted as school photographer. I took pictures of kids at sports days, in school productions, and sometimes in classroom settings.

    The paranoia surrounding child photography is staggering. All photos I took had to be checked by the head of Child Protection, any pictures I took were supposed to be edited only on school computers and saving anything onto a personal hard drive was out off the question, in theory, and anything intended for any use that might be seen by the general public had to have written permission from the parents.

    Photographing children in a recognisable school uniform is covered by the Data Protection Act (as it makes public where they go to school).

    Even though I am still in touch with many teachers there and have a CRB check, I wouldn't attempt to go in and do commercial photography which includes identifiable students. 


  9. "I even deleted three myself - not happy with the noise. Who needs QC, when I can be my own taskmaster?!"

     

    This is an interesting point. It would save Alamy a lot of time if they removed the QC requirement for longtime -- say over two years -- contributors with good pass records.

    Hmm, not so sure. I suspect I would get a lot less careful with my submissions if I knew they weren't going to be looked at. Perhaps the compromise would be to stop checking the most reliable contributors, but not telling them.

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