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  1. Great suggestion Ed. Still the small specks do give a good sense of scale. The all important question nowadays is: can this one make it into the Creative section? Because I'm pretty sure that will boost sales a lot. And having to declare there are people in this shot - but no releases may well make that impossible. So here's the catch: better picture or better sales. I guess that's probably democracy at work there too ;-) wim
  2. It's clear what this keyword cop* was looking for ;-) Looking closely there are of course the inevitable bridge climbers as well. I wish there was a category no identifiable people so no release needed. Because that is why the question is there: are there people in this image that we need a release for. And that is why images with no people now turn up in searches where Model released is checked. Ok I gave in and ticked the more than 4 box and no releases. So no more views when the Model released box is checked. wim * -at 5.55 the comment is interesting in this respect ;-))
  3. Use the same keyword(s) for all the images you want to have more underneath. Remember that the last image you submit will be the first to appear. Do not send your best image first. wim
  4. Mark, nice work! Loose masonry; stuff getting loose at the joints... the machine just got depressed ;-) Colin, any warning signs or walls coming down? ;-) wim
  5. Wim, I am only looking at one day at a time when it happens. Mark has given a more thorough breakdown above so perhaps Alamy can look into it. Pearl Mark is right: it is not at your end. It is a busy server at some point at Alamy's. It is a message an error has occurred, but you are not allowed to see which error it is, because you are "on the outside of Alamy". As I said, most likely a server that can not come up with the answer to your question in time. This could be a server on the way to the machine where your answer lies, as well as that machine. In the past I have seen this error a lot when using the search function of the old forum. And also when I tried to view all my zooms for the whole year, at internet rush hours, like when the US or the UK opens for business. When it happened, it usually (but not always) went away by: a - closing all other connections with Alamy, and/or: b - waiting for a more quiet hour. I have not seen it in a while though. Either because something has changed in India, or because I have broken up my already small collection in a couple of pseudos. wim In this case, it is not a busy server problem. The problem is repeatable. Once you have one of these "rogue entries" on a page, the same page will fail to display (providing you have made a repeatable info request, search order, date range etc.), it doesn't matter what time of day you try it. The "chance" element seems to be whether or not you have acquired a "rogue entry" in your view history. Once you've got one, then every time you try to view a page containing it, the error message appears instead. Interesting. Sorry I have send you on the wrong path. The two are easy distinguishable: the busy server will take a while before coming up with the server error message. An illegal call will invoke it immediately. I should have thought of asking you. The Customer search of April 29 does not throw up the error message in any of the 76 pages /100. Nor does it show any of the ??? ???? or @ that sometimes show up as searches (and yield reults), like the first 7 for March (with the search term set to alphabetical). Could the Customer search do something different than the Your views? What would constitute an illegal call? A search term in Japanese; Chinese or Arabic? I thought they would just show up as ??? ???. People drop the weirdest things in the search box, like parts of emails. Keep us posted. wim
  6. Wim, I am only looking at one day at a time when it happens. Mark has given a more thorough breakdown above so perhaps Alamy can look into it. Pearl Mark is right: it is not at your end. It is a busy server at some point at Alamy's. It is a message an error has occurred, but you are not allowed to see which error it is, because you are "on the outside of Alamy". As I said, most likely a server that can not come up with the answer to your question in time. This could be a server on the way to the machine where your answer lies, as well as that machine. In the past I have seen this error a lot when using the search function of the old forum. And also when I tried to view all my zooms for the whole year, at internet rush hours, like when the US or the UK opens for business. When it happened, it usually (but not always) went away by: a - closing all other connections with Alamy, and/or: b - waiting for a more quiet hour. I have not seen it in a while though. Either because something has changed in India, or because I have broken up my already small collection in a couple of pseudos. wim
  7. Could you test it with the date only set to one day? Say May 3 to May 4? If that doesn't work, I suggest contacting Member service. Btw I could not replicate it, but that could be the (small) size of my collection. wim
  8. Laughing at, or laughing with? http://i.dailymail.c...848_634x403.jpg B7D3RF - Tickle Images RF - Cultura (also getty) Are you a secret shopper? 13 May http://i.dailymail.c...339_306x423.jpg CTD9F1 RF and CWXWKC RF (identical) - Yuri Arcurs (also on shutterstock; masterfile ) http://i.dailymail.c...808_306x423.jpg A7GRNJ RF - i love images / consumers (also on superstock) wim
  9. Try refreshing the window. It's most likely a server that's too busy. Or else try to stay out of the internet rush hours. For the US that would mean logging in at the end of the evening Pacific; for Europe before eight BST (UK); nine CEST (Central Europe). wim
  10. I just got this email: Thank you all for signing this petition! In just 4 and a half days we already have received more than 5,500 signatures from professionals, designers, freelancers, hobbyists and photographers from across the world. Firstly, I wanted to inform you all, that as of late yesterday and early today there have been news articles written about this petition, including an article by CNNMoney and ComputerWorld. This is a small victory for us! As the media picks up on the fact that there are people out there who aren't in favor of Adobe's new changes, this petition will only continue to gain traction. At this moment the count is at 5,919 supporters! Please take a moment to sign it too: Eliminate the mandatory "creative cloud" subscription model. There is another petition here. - thank you for signing! wim
  11. DannyC and DavidC, thank you! Oh wow! I totally missed it the first time. It's even possible to see other person's profile details. Still one cannot see who did the voting, up nor down. I'm sure this is a feature some of the refuseniks of the old forum would have loved ;-) Semmick, there is the slight possibility that people took the green and red arrow buttons for navigational tools. I mean if they are as dumb as me ;-) Just noticed there are no red/green buttons on my android phone. wim
  12. Somehow I got the impression it is mainly used for people printing mugs or t-shirts. Which would explain why some images only get sales under NU. For me it is something like this: Some look really fit for school projects, and that may well be another use. Like this one: Btw my lowest was $0.49 and the highest $6.66 While my lowest regular use last month was a couple of $6.24's, and I have seen them even lower: $4.17 to Italy and $4.91 to the Czech Republic to be precise. My total tally for NU now stands at $195. Like some others I had images that had never been sold, but all of a sudden a sale would happen after a Novel Use sale. Could be just dumb coincidence, sure. But the small part of my brain that is given to magical thinking... wim
  13. My point was that I think it's impossible to see which post received the negative or positive vote. While Semmick seemed to know for which post he (and now I) got negative votes. So I wondered where could we see that? It's totally possible that someone is reading a different post and is voting that one down. And it's not the members you see underneath this topic, reading this topic, because it's someone reading that other topic. Well, it could. wim (who guessed Semmick must have been at least of dutch ancestry ;-)
  14. How do you know which post gets negative or positive points? wim
  15. Pearl, Richard, Doc, I'm not for making the Description field searchable as a default. But if nothing comes up in a search, an option to extend a search to the Description fileld could be useful to a client. The same if there are far too many results. It's a tricky balance between CTR and selling your pictures, I know. But a sale does more for your rank, than your CTR. Btw, I think the description field and the name of the photographer or pseudo should be visible in the pop up screen without scrolling. And the caption is still not being displayed beyond 70 characters or so. (It's ok in the mouse over pop up.) wim
  16. Maybe this is a good time to ask for a far more elaborate filter system for advanced users, where more fields could be turned off or on or even weighed with sliders. search the description field - yes<>no search the location field - yes<>no search the pseudo field - yes<>no Maybe even: exclude this word; pseudo; photographer; agency; all agencies; everything that is available on micro's; everything that is available elsewhere. wim
  17. That was the solution I proposed initially. The problem is the place of the search box is not the same for different formats. Try resizing your browser window. On my (Android) smartphone the image stretches either way, so the image gets distorted a lot, but not the box. Still there must be a way to put a watermark somewhere. wim
  18. Why not let a member choose one pseudo to link to? Or maybe better: a lightbox. wim
  19. Please let's all go sign this petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model wim
  20. If you click the arrow next to your user name on the top right of this page there is a "personal messenger" function listed. If you click on Members next to Forums in the top left hand corner, you get to a Members List. In Members List there are 3 buttons to the right of each member's name: add as a friend; PM this member and Find content. What Add as a friend does, I don't know; the rest is pretty straight forward. There are some mor buttons to play with at the top of the list: Member Name; Post Count; Join Date. While writing this I encountered all sorts of strange behavior of the edit box btw: deleting the last letter or a space sometimes deletes the whole sentence. Ctrl-Z does not undo this mistake, but after repeating Ctrl-Z it usually does, but not always after the same amount of clicks. Weird. I wonder what this CMS was made for initially. wim
  21. Ian, why not put in a unique keyword? wim
  22. Some Novel Use fees are higher than some regular fees. Alamy should therefore count them as regular sales. wim
  23. wiskerke

    Manage Images

    Check out the sneak peak of a Lightroom-style app for pads in Scott Kelby's the Grid's video (app talk starts at 18:10): here And check out the talk about why we must want to edit on an iPad at all, at 35:35. wim
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