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Richard Gray

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  1. Right. Yes, I did see that, but also saw they say mobile photos are "unlikely" to pass QC, which suggests the might accept them. But I didn't know if they had an automated barrier for mobile images - they do. I'm not sure I can be bothered to submit via another platform. You'd have to caption and do your editing on a desktop (sorry I'm not doing that on my mobile), then send them to Dropbox or somewhere and then upload via your mobile. Life's too short.
  2. I'm not so sure. Provided the light is good and your subject isn't moving, I think there are plenty of mobile images that would pass QC. The ones I wanted to submit were 4000x3000 pixels so good enough for most purposes. But these are exceptions that prove the rule and if you're going to set up an automated quality barrier it's probably a good rule of thumb not to allow mobile images.
  3. Thanks for your reply. I'll take it from you say that mobile photos are indeed rejected automatically. It seems somewhat old-fashioned but there you go. I'll check out Stockimo - though your suggestion of uploading to Dropbox and then via the mobile seems like a lot of work.
  4. I just tried submitting some iphone 8 photos to the archive but they were rejected by the server. Does the system detect them as mobile photos and reject them, even if they meet all the other quality criteria? (These were taken in good light without any blur and fairly large pixel size). I know there is a specific app for mobile photos, but I wanted to file via my desktop after doing some editing.
  5. That's a bit of a theoretical situation. Another theoretical situation might be where the second image that you delay submitting because you wanted to send in your first image quickly is the one that the Sun editor would have chosen before the deadline, but didn't because he didn't see it in time. Lots of ifs, buts and maybes. My main point is the clutter it creates, which is not good for Alamy and so not good for everyone else.
  6. Even accepting that getting one image in early might improve your chances very fractionally, isn't this at the cost to customers not interested in that particular story and to fellow photographers because it clutters up the news feed and makes it more difficult to find other images. In other words, it's probably not good for Alamy (which is why they aggregate them later), which in the end is not good for everyone submitting to Alamy.
  7. If they are two different angles, then that's fine, they deserve two different headlines. I do the same when I'm covering music events with two bands: I post two sets for the two different bands. That's different to my question. I noticed it last week with multiple single-issue "weather" shots. And these are not that time sensitive. Yes, I've been seeing stray images lately too, which again clutters up the system and makes it more difficult for customers to see good news images.
  8. I've been wondering this for a while, but just checking the Live News photos now, aren't some contributors playing the system a bit by submitting single photos from the same event in independent submissions, knowing that each photo will get its own feature on Live News? This obviously clutters up the feed so other sets of photos perhaps get overlooked.
  9. This is probably a massively basic question (but I checked the FAQ etc and couldn't see it) but could someone tell me if the sales numbers shown in My Alamy are the amounts that I will receive, or the amounts that the pictures sold for, of which I would receive only a percentage? Many thanks.
  10. A spreadsheet? Wonder how that works. I'm just over 5000 images now, so maybe I'll ask. I do like the new AIM - it's a pretty neat tool - but still no full syncing. Thanks for your help Wim.
  11. I mean transferring keywords, captions, etc to another photo or photos with one key stroke. In LR you choose one photo and then choose various others, hit sync settings, and all the photos take the settings of the first photo. I'll take a look at the AIM manual on p. 19. So, you can do that by making uncommon tags common. But I can't see a way of doing it for captions and other data?
  12. I mean transferring keywords, captions, etc to another photo or photos with one key stroke. In LR you choose one photo and then choose various others, hit sync settings, and all the photos take the settings of the first photo. I'll take a look at the AIM manual on p. 19. So, you can do that by making uncommon tags common. But I can't see a way of doing it for captions and other data?
  13. When captioning and keywording, is there any way of syncing various photos. I know this is possible in Lightroom and Photo Mechanic, but I can't see a way in Alamy's native system. Maybe a workaround? Thanks.
  14. What are "super tags" and how can I add them to my photos? Rich
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