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Andrew Spiers

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About Andrew Spiers

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  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={529AED59-1D0A-4538-A238-4B9B3ABDC662}&name=Andrew+Spiers
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  • Joined Alamy
    04 Oct 2008
  1. How do the numbers work? I have 5067 passed image 299 failed images Total 5366 Yet the left hand panel has 5612 images. I have lost 246 somewhere.
  2. Also, in the submission list on the left hand side, why do I care how many images I have submitted? I can see that I have had 45 failed images over 10 years so what?
  3. Other than the lack of a "ready" status it's as it always was- images go live when the database updates, usually late afternoon these days. If you mean images with the minimum annotation to go on sale, it's under the discoverability tab. It's a lot easier to get rid of stray spammy keywords in a batch now- I've just done a couple of hundred in ten minutes or so, although because tags are not alphabetical it takes a few update cycles to be sure you've got them all. Oh, and I wasn't in IT for 25 years. How do I tell which images I have filled in the (now) optional information for? Before it was mandatory so it flagged, now it is optional, I can't see a way of finding out which ones haven't been filled in. Also, why is an image considered optimized with 50 tags? That makes no sense. I can fill it with rubbish and it is "optimised".
  4. This new tool is horrible. I have no idea what images are on sale, or not. The filtering is terrible. I worked in the IT industry for over 25 years and under my watch, this would have never made it out of the door. Alamy - you really need to do something about this, it's terrible. If you need someone technical to come in, talk to me.
  5. They look like what I used to use when I went fishing; http://www.baitbank.co.uk/bait-product-range/casters-castors/
  6. I am covering a local "Question Time" hosted by one of the local civic societies on Thursday. I found out via the local paper and it will have all of the local candidates there.
  7. Try these links; http://digitalchemicals.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/my-ipad-photo-workflow.html http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/2130-ipad-application-for-newsworthy-images/
  8. I submitted a set on Good Friday evening. There must have been someone in the news team as they changed the lead image.
  9. Are you sure its not a Larch? https://www.youtube.com/embed/ug8nHaelWtc
  10. I ended up writing my own. It goes through my website and does a google image search against each one and then emails me the result. Not perfect but fine for my own use. I've been thinking of doing this for a long time, but I always assumed that Google would block me after a while when their server detected that it was getting hundreds of accesses from the same place in quick succession. Presumably you haven't had any such problem? Alan Sorry just seen this message. You need to pause between image searchs otherwise Google will stop you. They need to release a proper API to the image search.
  11. I ended up writing my own. It goes through my website and does a google image search against each one and then emails me the result. Not perfect but fine for my own use. Thats fantastic, fancy sharing hehe? its exactly what im after. It would be fab if there was a programme you can link your alamy page to which would notify you if it found a matching image pop up somewhere. I would love to but it is not in a form to release easily. It is a PHP script that I run on a Linux box at a scheduled time each day. At the moment, it gets the list of files from the database of my website. If there was an easy way for me to get a list of my Alamy pictures, then I could convert it.
  12. I ended up writing my own. It goes through my website and does a google image search against each one and then emails me the result. Not perfect but fine for my own use.
  13. You have similar thoughts as I do. Great minds eh. The problem for me is that I shoot live music and my focal lengths go from 24 - 600+. Having seen some of the Fujis with longs lens on them I think I am going to stick to DSLR for that.
  14. I am having the same thoughts about what to buy. I am going for the X100. My thoughts; 1. Fixed lens / fixed cost - not having to worry about another lens. 2. I am keeping my DSLR gear so we have all of the focal lengths covered on that. 3. Need something small and light. 4. Needs to be high enough quality for Alamy.
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