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  1. I just left it running all night and eventually the final 66 went through. I just have to learn to be patient.
  2. Never mind. I just posted this and the process which was running in another window just started up again and seems to be running normally. Something cleared on its own I guess. But only for one file. Stuck again.
  3. I started an upload this evening and then went out for an hour or two. I came back and the process seemed to be stuck on the 10th photo of 75. I tried pausing and restarting the process, but the "thermometer" goes up to 4% or 5% on a smaller file and then hangs. Anyone else having a problem uploading tonight? Should I just try again tomorrow?
  4. I'd just pick a few that were zoomed and not sold. Partly it is my skills improving, but also the software improvements since my old ones are 10 years old now. I've reprocessed one seller but kept the original one too. I think that the new processing is better, but I'm not a buyer. They may have preferred the grittier, blown out style of the original. I have to remind myself that my biggest seller is a photo that I was about to relegate to a "less than steller" pseudo when it sold for a huge price the first time. I haven't been tempted to reprocess that image and the licenses and periodic ren
  5. I still revisit my Canon 300d 6mpix archive from time to time and with modern processing feel they are good to upload. No failures yet. But I am certainly more selective with them than I was back in 2005/6.
  6. A little closer. A lake near the old German/Irish hamlet/village of Ladysmith:
  7. It only has to be available in Canada. Thus world-wide distribution counts for Canada (and part of funds collected in the UK or Europe does find its way back to the Canadian Copyright fund). When I signed up with Access Copyright they needed a book or perhaps two that has included your work. I used google books to find them. I think that they were both American books -- one a Psych textbook, another a Fodor's travel guide. Amazon.ca sold them and it had a valid ISBN so it counted.
  8. Sorry for the slow response -- I've been off in the wilds of Quebec (well only about 90km north of Ottawa) with out running water, let alone phone or internet coverage... As I understand it, libraries, schools and Universities (until they all started opting out over the last year), contributed to the copying fund in Canada. Access Copyright is charged with getting these fees back to the content creators in a roughly fair way. Since some of the creators are from the UK or the Netherlands, etc a portion of the Canadian fund goes to these "sister" organizations, but the assumption is that s
  9. I'm a Canadian resident. In Canada copyright royalties are distributed by Access Copyright (accesscopyright.ca). They only allow Canadian citizen or a permanent resident (not residing in Quebec -- there's a separate Quebec organization) to be a member. I've been collecting from Access Copyright for at least 4 years now. It is similar to the DACS process (except that they don't accept the Alamy spreadsheet but initially require a couple real ISBNs and some proof that you've actually been published). As I understand it, DACS and other national organizations pass some of their royalties
  10. After the recent sale of one of my old (2004) shots I took another look. I was a little embarrassed by the quality especially for a calendar shot. So I improved the image substantially using Lightroom for the raw conversion. No problem with QC on the resubitted 6Mpixel image (from the original Canon Rebel). I may remove the old one since the colour, detail recovery and sky rendering is so much improved in the new shot, but perhaps the buyer liked the special look of the original upsized shot, so I'll probably leave them both. I worry more about sales than rank. Most of my sales don't even sho
  11. About 26% of my collection is of Canada. About 21% of my Alamy sales are of Canadian images.
  12. I've used a a very simplified MR form for years before Alamy posted an example. I pre-fill it out for my common models (family members). There is no thumbnail or image number, just a date and an image title or location written in. I always get a fresh signature (and thus ask permission). Seems to be OK for Alamy so far,but if they need more for a specific shot then I could get a more detailed release.
  13. Sorry for the imprecision. I just checked, its labled Diorama in the "ART" setting on (some) Olympus cameras. Probably any of the settings in that mode I would be considered digitally altered. I haven't tried those settings myself. Never had to even think about it when I was using Canon SLRs.
  14. Dull day photos are certainly my best sellers. I agree, I can't figure it out either. "Stuff" is just about right!
  15. I don't know the stats for the whole of Alamy, but for me revenue is probably 99% RM. Amost all of my images are RM. And with re-licencing over the years it has worked out very well. It probably depends on your image mix of course. I still get images licensed for a few dollars for 10 years but also some for hundreds and even thousands for only a couple of years.
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