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Robert Shantz

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  1. If you call up an RF editorial image ( my HNBJ8P for example ) the message " Available for editorial and personal use only ... " appears. Hovering over the ? at the end brings up a more detailed explanation that again clearly states that the image is available for personal use. The rest of the initial phrase " Get in touch for commercial use " I find interesting. This probably means that Alamy will contact the photographer to see if the required model and/or property releases can be obtained for commercial use. But could RF editorial also be used on an image that fully qualifies for RF
  2. I've recently converted an number of my images to RF (editorial only when appropriate) to see what, if any, difference it makes. I had a RM image license on 3/3/17 for $93.75 net that looks like a relicense of the image that licensed for $186.00 net on 1/16/12. This would seem to be a good argument for RM. However, what I cannot know, is how many sales I may have lost because the buyer went with a RF image that was more or less comparable to my RM images. Since Alamy now recommends RF, it may well be that they have numbers showing that there is indeed a buyer preference for RF, an
  3. I've always submitted aRGB images to Alamy since that at least used to be what they recommended as the buyer might need them for a high end printer. The local photo printers use Fuji film printers, and sRGB is recommended for these printers unless you want to download and use a custom space which may, or may not, result in an improvement on any given machine. Robert
  4. The advice I read years ago was that the photographer has no idea what use will be made of the photo, and hence doesn't know how well it meets the buyer's needs. I once licensed a photograph of a running pronghorn for use by an artist for a postage stamp. It happened to be a good photo both technically and otherwise, but if I had seen that stamp without being told that it was from my photo I wouldn't have recognized it. In this case, technical quality was not a major requirement to the buyer. Likewise, I had an image of mine truck licensed by Alamy that was so modified that the buyer was
  5. 3 sales for $92.76 gross $40.74 net. Two distributor sales, fortunately the small ones. View and zooms continue to be above normal: 6171 views and 33 zooms for a CTR of 0.53. Robert Shantz
  6. Two Kit Fox pups ( kits ) playing together Another of the two Another of the two A pair of House Finches A pair of House Finches
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