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  1. Verify to enter dashboard?

    YES! Even though not always??? On my Mac most of the time and on the PC sometimes... And it is annoying! I would also really like that Alamy would fix the automatic login. I basically have to login each and every time I want to check, upload... on Alamy's website. On the computer is not that much of a hassle, but on my iPhone it's a pain. I have plenty more of suggestions that would make our experience as contributors more pleasant, but that will be for another time ;-)
  2. Have you found any Alamy photos May 2017

    http://www.thenational.ae/arts-life/travel/from-boston-to-cape-town-8-of-the-worlds-coolest-neighbourhoods A cafe in Karaköy, Istanbul. David Pearson / Alamy Stock Photo The MAS museum in ‘t Eilandje, Antwerp. Michael Jacobs / Alamy Stock Photo ;-) Mercado da Ribeira in Cais do Sodre, Lisbon. Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo Graffiti in Woodstock. Jonathan Dale / Alamy Stock Photo Sydney district Chippendale, which has undergone a big-money transformation. Paul Lovelace / Alamy Stock Photo
  3. Today's letter is.....J

    Maybe we can ask Alamy to reserve names, like numberplates... I want JACOBS
  4. What's your stock.......

    - Nikon D700 with battery pack/vertical grip - Nikon D750 - need to buy a battery pack for it... - Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 - Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 - Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and my absolute favourite lens: PC-E 24mm f/3.5 I also have a GP-1 And my wishlist: - Nikon D810 - PC-E 19mm... - and maybe a longer zoom, thinking about the Nikon 200-500 f/5.6
  5. Have you found any Alamy photos March 2017?

    Paris in Fifty Design Icons A dozen Alamy photographs, including two of mine... https://books.google.co.il/books?id=cCImDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA111&lpg=PA111&dq=michael+jacobs+alamy&source=bl&ots=pfTJQA66ZZ&sig=mgx1c-mLr6yqjgD-G8oo1ApbBIw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjpt4axmeLSAhWBVhQKHR9yCR4Q6AEIPjAK#v=onepage&q=michael%20jacobs%20alamy&f=false
  6. Have you found any Alamy photos March 2017?

    https://monocle.com/radio/shows/section-d/283/ First 2 photos are mine Third credited to Alamy, but can`t find the author
  7. Lots of sales come in today?

    Congrats! But for me :-( After a fantastic feb, can't complain...
  8. Exif data batch editing

    I use lightroom to add keywords and fill in info in the Exif (title, creator, place etc) and it works fine for me. But for different purposes I need to change fields in rhe Exif... well, for a lot of pictures... Will export the jpeg's and change them... I don't want to do this manually and not create anymore virtual copies... I'am searching for a solution where I can fill in a Excel sheet and batch change it accordingly... Have been looking on the net... Found Exif pilot... Anyone experience with it? Or some other solution? Thanks in advance for your input!!! Michael
  9. Upload Limit?

    Haven't experienced problems lately, both on Safari (Mac) and Chrome (PC)... Normal pic upload and live news... Few months back did with FTP/Cyberduck and came back to web...
  10. Tracking usage of photos

    Would like to know if there are good tools to track where your photographs are used? I used pixsy, but it gives me strange results - photos that are not even close to mine... With google I get so many results that it is very difficult to find anything, even when narowing down... Obviously my name is very common, which doesn't help... I'm trying to compile a list of publications... Any other tools? Any help will be appreciated! Michael
  11. Tracking usage of photos

    Obviously, this forum is helpful, as I found two publications! Thanks for all who post in the "have you found..." posts!
  12. Exclusive right

  13. February 2017 Challenge - Urban Landscape

    Thanks Kumar! Here are my submissions: 1) Rio de Janeiro - Copacabana 2) Tel Aviv, airshow - independence day 3) Tel Aviv, Ayalon highway (ring of Tel Aviv) on Yom Kippour (holiest day)
  14. February 2017 Challenge - Urban Landscape

    My first submission in the forum, be nice to me in QC ;-) 1) http://c7.alamy.com/comp/HMXXDT/brazil-rio-de-janeiro-cityscape-HMXXDT.jpg 2) http://c7.alamy.com/comp/HGC20Y/israel-tel-aviv-yafo-airshow-independence-day-yom-haatsmaout-cityscape-HGC20Y.jpg 3) http://c7.alamy.com/comp/HGCND7/israel-tel-aviv-yafo-yom-kipur-HGCND7.jpg Michael
  15. Orange/Green: ratio?

    Curious to know how many photos, of other contributors are green/orange? Most of my images are prior to the new IM, and I have a ⅔ green and ⅓ orange... Thats about, for me, 1500 images that are less discoverable... Thanks for your input!
  16. POLL - Lightroom or Photoshop?

    Betty, Illustrator is though! I know/use plenty of 2D/3D software from LR, PS, Autocad, Vectorworks, Renderworks, Sketchup, Vray, Indesing... and many others that I used before... Illustrator still remains though to use... Good luck!
  17. POLL - Lightroom or Photoshop?

    Imho LR (and similar programs) can't be compared to PS (and competitors)... LR is a tool to catalogue and do basic adjustments... PS can do everything... I use 90% LR for my photos on Alamy For photographers shooting LOADS of photos, LR is a necesity: batch keywording, presets for eveything... So many stock photographers will use such software, at least for cataloging, keywording and basic adjustments... For more torough and/or creative editing PS is the tool. Many of you will not agree with me... But I think most will agree that communication between Alamy and contributors about working with LR (and similar) and Alamy with benefit both... I understand that many also use Bridge and Phase One... So doing a tutorial, blog post covering them will be very useful...
  18. Date taken problem

    Can't check, the date taken of my pictures, on my phone... But, you should check that you export your pictures with EXIF... Or at least the remevant part. In Lightroom you can strip the EXiF and thus remove date taken etc...
  19. Have you found any photos-how does it work!

    Bryan is the master in this ;-) Tineye is a fine tool or you can reverse search in google... Congrats on your publication btw!
  20. Location could affect CTR?

    Kofakovic, how do you know you "passed the edge" on 3 feb? What do you mean by that? I'm sure that CTR is not the only factor, and certainly hope is not! Some buyers look for new images, some for creative (not sure which one are considered/labelled as such)... In any case on the long term, good keywording will sell photos, considering the images meet what buyers want/look for (I didn't lok at your pictures, yet, so nothing personal). Greetings, Michael
  21. Location could affect CTR?

    As I see it, the CTR is based on zooms/1000 images... So basicly if you have a few views for a wrong search term, it won't affect your CTR. I have a lot a false negatives, but I don't think they affect my overall CTR, rank... Most buyers look for straightfoward things, usually with 2 keywords... I have pictures of 2 Louvre museums: paris and lense... And occasionaly people look for Louvre and see results for both... I think all contributors will give you such examples... But most of the times buyers will be particular... In any case I would keyword what is relevant... Hope it helps???
  22. Orange/Green: ratio?

    Do you mean that too many keywords will "orange" an image?
  23. Pseudos

    I noticed that my name is so common, that finding publications is really hard... So I'm thinking of creating a pseudo... Would like to know if you are using one or different pseudo's? - best sellers to one pseudo - per type of photography/subject - older/newer stuff ... Still thinking which pseudo I should use... For the moment I was thinking: Dick Darlington ;-)
  24. Pseudos

    Thanks Bryan, Mark etc for your replies. Main idea for me is to use a pseudo to be able to find publications easier. I'm not looking to better my rank or whatever... but thought that it might be useful for other things like keeping track of which type of pictures sell better or??? Anyway will give it a try...
  25. Pseudos

    Thx Reeray for your reply!