Shooting from non public places in Stock photography discussion and contributor experience Posted September 4, 2017 1 hour ago, Trevor Chriss said: How would Alamy know at QC stage where something was photographed? Only if tagged, but I don't tag until after QC, I know many do tag before, pretty sure I am not alone. In any case, this would surely slow the QC process if all tags had to be read. I saw my views on this has created a minor debate. I forget that on Alamy you don't apply the releases until after clearing QC so there would be no way to check. BTW, as an aside, a lot of us use reverse image searches for our images, these frequently show similar images and can guesstimate what it is you photographed. I can upload a photo of a cat and it knows it is a cat. Its not improbable for that to be used in an automated fashion to screen images. A few video sites I upload to process videos and suggest tags already. The technology is already available to read image data and extrapolate what it is, even without tags. Anyway, thanks for clarification.