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  1. You still wearing your krama, Ed? wim
  2. How tall are the penguins these days? Penguin/nun jokes. Then again it's Mardi gras / Carnival / Fasching / Fastnacht / Carnevale so what's underneath is anybody's guess. 🤣 wim edit: my favorite from that page: here. Don't look if you're easily offended by nun jokes though. 🐧
  3. Some people use different displays, like 4K or Retina. The pixel density is much higher, meaning the pixels are much smaller. For Retina the advice is 200%. Unless maybe if you have 20/20. (Not sure what the UK equivalence is. Here it's Visus=1.) wim
  4. Here at the competition they think she's Balinese. Prajnaparamita (of Java) or Prajna paramita looks a lot like her. But if you search for Devi; Dewi Sri or Lakshmi; Dewi Parvati or Devi Tara (a form of Parvati) , they all look like her too. To me all penguins look the same. To a penguin all humans look the same. wim
  5. A Khmer goddess or just an Apsara? wim
  6. This used to be the case in the old days. Not anymore I'm afraid. Like with everything else in the stock world, as soon as soon as one company rocks the boat or leaves the boat altogether, the race to the bottom is on. Now there's a difference between the regular clients and other businesses that occasionally nick an image. It could well be argued that in the latter case it's a good idea to treat it as a marketing opportunity and offer a very moderate deal showing it's actually not that expensive at all to go legit. And that it's also quite simple and quicker than searching all of the internet. Maybe not in the direct interest of the contributor involved, but much more so for the company as a whole. And thus in the long run... wim
  7. Sorry about the Panther thing: that's misinformation from my end: it's a Panther Media Image via Alamy. So the other way around. I had just glanced it in exif viewer and misinterpreted Panther Media GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo, but not downloaded the image. How long would you have people working on a job that would only bring in the fee for online use? OK it could well have been in print also. And the magazine is a men’s high–end magazine. Meaning paying high end fees? wim
  8. Oops second time I missed a bit: it's a Panther Media image via Alamy, not the other way around but again no invoice data. Could have been stripped though. It's R5N797. My bad again. You are absolutely right about the distribution. It's Mauritius and 2 others in Germany, but not Panther. The weird thing is when I search for my own name on Panther I get 49 hits, none of them mine, and 392 for Alamy. wim
  9. It's about the original images on their server. If you follow the clue from the first one, you'll get to the next. Codigo seems to be a legit client and buys from Alamy directly, but also buys Alamy via Panther. So people a bit of caution please. Alamy's clients are our clients remember. Suffice to say that my statements are correct. I have downloaded the originals and opened them in Photoshop. A simple binary view will reveal the same. The best exif viewer I know is PIE btw. wim edit: Sorry, missed the bit that you've already gotten to the originals. My bad. I don't know why you're seeing different sizes. edit 2: Ah I see now: Macos Preview.
  10. Very powerful: https://github.com/dessant/search-by-image With lots of other sources to check in the options. wim
  11. Anybody noticed the invoice bit is missing from the metadata? This doesn't look good at all. If you put the zoom image on top of the published image, the size is exactly the same. Moreover the jpg artifacts are exactly the same. Only the watermark is missing. This is with the OP's image and Abiyoyo's beach image. The Madrid image however does have the invoice bit: View your order summary at: https://www.alamy.com/Order-summary.asp?OrderID={C14226BB-7837-460B-9AAE-0F5B99168F0B} Your Ref: Código Único DY39833709 Downloaded: 04 February 2020 Image ID: R0XJDE And the original on their server is a lot bigger. wim edit: do clients get zooms/comps without a watermark? If so, that could be an easy mistake or an easy loophole.
  12. How's your eyesight? 😂 - sorry couldn't resist. 200% or maybe even more on 4K or Retina displays. Which is why I don't use them for editing. wim
  13. AFAIK it's only mandatory for the first upload to include all metadata. But I haven't tested it. 😉 wim
  14. Mine are all pre-owned; used; second hand. Not even refurbished. Well most of them now are. And I do have a box full of spare parts 🤣. Now. Sorry OT again.. wim
  15. Amen to that! Photography has become a sedentary occupation. May I recommend Aeron chairs? Lots cheaper in the US than here I'm afraid. Even second hand. wim
  16. The light fixture (A4NRC5) was the last scan that I uploaded to Alamy. If you look at my portfolio, everything after that is a digital photo. Including AM5KH5: which is a digital from a 1DS2. But everything that comes before the light fixture is a scan. I soon gave up on my back catalog. Not because the images weren't good, but because I found scanning a pain. Like you I managed about 1 or 2 images a day at a quality that would pass my own QC. Direct digital quality was far better from the 16 megapixel full frame dslrs onwards. Before with the Nikon scanner I had just scanned whole rolls directly from the lab, which was far easier and faster. With the many flatbed and film scanners that came before the Nikon I had just done less demanding jobs (some) or jobs that would pay for the extra time (mostly). Printing large format prints from slides was done from drum scans, which I eventually learned to do also (but just barely). To put it into perspective a little more: the Nikon scans were used in print, but for annual reports and such they were re-done on a drum scanner even for thumbnail sized images in print. However 4 stories high banners with portraits on the outside of buildings were printed straight from my 5 megapixel Olympus E-20 with it's tiny thumbnail sized sensor. wim
  17. Limited Use wim edit: Alamy's comment here.
  18. Better: most are 16x20 ! 😁 The negatives are quite a pile, but the volume is nothing compared to the prints. AM5KH5 is not a scan. Interesting question though, so after some searching, this was the last scan I have uploaded here: It was a TIFF. A tiff? That's unexpected. I had totally forgotten about having to send tiffs. So I went looking for my first JPEG. This seems to be it: wim
  19. Chuck, as you may remember I have used the Canon 4000 and the Nikon LS 5000 next to each other for a short while. Thinking that would double my speed. Not so: the Canon was very slow compared to the Nikon and the cleaning on the Nikon was also far more accurate because of the one pass of the LS 5000. Because of that I gave up using the Canon after a week or so and sold it soon after. Both were running under Vuescan, which I have used from the very beginning. But I have used (and been a tester for) Silverfast as well. For that job (the whole job took almost a year) both were also scanning film straight from the lab. I too don't like auto retouching, but the Nikon does a good job. However for old or dirty slides I prefer to have 2 layers: one auto cleaned and one not cleaned. It's quick and easy to turn the cleaned layer on and off and see if there are any mistakes. They do occur of course, but most of the cleaning is fine. And if it's too excessive, it's easy to paint the corrected part in on the uncleaned layer from the cleaned one with a very fine brush. Or do some parts by hand altogether. One caveat: depth of filed is extremely shallow on the Nikon. I have never used Minolta scanners, but the Dimage 5400 seemed to have the same problem. BTW I am exploring the camera route because I have to digitize a photographer's life work. Mostly B/W, so there the auto cleaning won't work and I'm guessing 70% is medium format, mostly 6x9. I will however probably not be cleaning them as we have more or less concluded we will not be printing anyway. So if we need to publish, this will have to be done from the prints. Which of course are larger than most flatbeds. Even the expensive ones. Besides, I hate scanning. Been there done that; bought digital cameras and never looked back. wim
  20. Yes the visibility seems to have been toned down a bit. Maybe because so many here have asked for it? On your desktop page, click Help and go to the button Join the discussion on our forums in the lower left hand corner. That will get you here. - I use a shortcut link on my bookmark toolbar (in FF). There are more special characters doing different things, like wildcards. Most people will never need them, but they're in the discussions here somewhere. Here are some. Plus the explanation that those special characters are actually called regular expressions. And why we probably cannot use more of those. wim
  21. Try searching this forum for "all of alamy". Include the "" and check the box all of my search terms. If that doesn't bring up enough or the right results, try AoA its usual nick. There's a lot of information about this here and yes it is a most valuable tool. But remember it's a database, so you will have to live with some of it's restrictions. meaning you will have to do some research and maybe even learn stuff. Doing the same search on Google will bring up some, but not all relevant answers. wim
  22. Last time I bought a wireless trigger it was around $15. That was a complete set. On Aliexpress or Ebay, not sure. They're probably cheaper now. wim
  23. Yes that's correct, however 16 bit is double the file size of 8 bit. Geogphotos, the OP has a Minolta Dimage Multi Pro, not a Nikon. The LS5000 is basically a better version of the LS4000 with one big improvement: it's a one-pass, meaning there's absolutely no shift in the IR channel, so the dust removal is perfect. It's also pretty quick. But nowhere near as quick as a camera of course. Which in turn has no IR dust removal. Which will cost lots of time in post 😡. Now wasn't there another topic on that 😁. wim
  24. Restored 1925 Stanford Movie Theater in Palo Alto. Showing East of Eden with James Dean and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand with Gary Cooper. Japan, book, 1 page inside, $$. BDFR (=Bulk Discount, Flat Rate) wim
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