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  1. I hope you don't mind a bit of advice on this subject. You have 8 similar photos of a very pretty little bird. Since you don't have control over which of them will show up first it is beneficial (in my opinion) to only upload the very best. I would choose 2AMTJER because the light is better. The little light in the eye is considered very much a plus in animal images. I don't necessarily upload only one image of an animal but I am pretty choosey since I'm aware that the inferior one may be the only one the buyer sees. Paulette
  2. Sounds to me like Ed shouldn't have to pay the tax??? Unless he is renting a distinct and separate building. That doesn't seem terribly likely in a big city like Liverpool. Renters in NYC can be paying tax as part of their rent but it is possibly refundable when they do state tax returns. Paulette
  3. I remember at one point a member was having trouble uploading and it turned out he had something "illegal" in his file names. I don't know if he was getting a spinning ball. Paulette
  4. What exact method are you using? I use the drag and drop method by choosing the jpegs from a folder on my desktop and dragging them in. Paulette
  5. I'm so glad Ed has landed in a place where people can help and advise him. I didn't like having him float around all by himself. Paulette
  6. This subject sure got me thinking! Street signs at the corner of Waverly Place and Waverly Place, Greenwich Village, New York City Chair made out of keys by locksmith Phil Mortillaro next to a safe with a combination lock at Greenwich Locksmith, New York City Stray dog resting in an exhibit of a haveli or mansion typical of Rajasthan in the National Crafts Museum, New Delhi, India Paulette
  7. You want to look at Sales History to see what the sale was and the amount the buyer paid. Then go to Balance of Account to see what Alamy took. The sales will show as "cleared" when the buyer actually pays Alamy. When your cleared amount is $50 or more you will get paid at the end of the month. I'm so glad you were able to take the advice here and that you understand that any special knowledge and experience you have can make a difference. Congratulations. Paulette
  8. This was such an exciting race with a possible tie at one point. I'm disappointed that Alex didn't know what was happening. He should have been having fun. Paulette
  9. So hard for me to understand this. No doubt I am very self-absorbed and when I am in the final voting I check obsessively to see how my bears are doing!! It has happened now and then lately that people don't seem to understand that winning means taking over the next challenge. We are counting on you Alex. Wonderful evocative image! Let's hear your idea for this month.. Paulette
  10. So I guess the one I experienced in 1963 was not considered deadly. Quite an interesting treat for an American to be in a "famous" London fog. We still had to go to classes. I felt kind of claustrophobic not being able to see any distance at all except indoors. Paulette
  11. He's up to his usual tricks in his information over there... Lives in Feeder Band Land, United States I do miss his posts. Paulette
  12. Oh, Betty, I am so sorry. I have been known to tell a cabbie he will get a bigger tip if he slows down. That works. I don't take cabs very often and these days I feel sorry for them. Uber has taken a lot of their business and some who paid a lot for their medallion are really hurting. We have had some suicides. I actually agree with the idea of Uber but the way taxis were controlled in the past has left a lot of victims of the change. Paulette
  13. Are there flower shops with outdoor displays? I always like what happens to colors in foliage and flowers in overcast light. Also, we haven't been seeing your meals lately. I used to be tempted to invite myself over for dinner when we were neighbors. Paulette
  14. I'm definitely a dummy about technical issues but it seem to me there was a firmware update recently. Could that affect what is happening? Paulette
  15. The way the graph just descends to the bottom at the beginning of the year always looks dire. Looks are deceiving. Paulette
  16. This is a pretty good explanation of choices for doing this... https://www.lightroomqueen.com/move-photos-another-hard-drive-leaving-catalog/ I'm not sure I understand your exact situation but when I updated to a larger external drive to hold my images I used SuperDuper to copy the images from the old drive to the new one. I disconnected the old drive and then went into Lightroom (the catalog is on my computer) and right-clicked on my top folder to choose to show Lightroom where my photos were. I had followed a Scot Kelby suggestion when I first started so ALL my photos are in a parent folder so I only had to do that once. Since you have more than one catalog you may have to do something differently. I only have one catalog and keep images on one drive. I do have my more recent images still on my computer but can delete them whenever I want. Paulette
  17. One tip for working on a laptop is that you have to be aware of the tilt of the screen. Betty, I think that may have been your problem since images can show as much brighter or darker than they really are. I have a black and white gradient at the top of my Lightroom. Can't remember how I got it but it is instead of my name. Hope I can find it again when I (sigh) have to get the subscription. I don't always remember to check it but it is very useful in making sure I am seeing all the tones. Paulette
  18. Maybe I should have mentioned that I am using the old standalone Lightroom upgraded as far as it will go. I bought my MacBook Pro new and it seemed expensive at the time but since it has lasted more than 10 years I cannot complain. Paulette
  19. That is my MacBook Pro and I am planning to replace it with a brand new one because it seems so weary. I have no trouble using Lightroom once the program opens but I've learned to go make a cup of tea while it is starting. Doesn't sound as bad as your Dell and I don't know enough about computers to know if the SSD drive would affect it. I haven't noticed any slowness while working on an image but when I want to go to Color Efex Pro that is a slow transition. I was going to get a new one last year but the money for it has gone for a dental implant so 2020 is going to be the year I take the step and expect to have to get the Adobe subscription so a lot for me to deal with. I think the delay has been lucky for me because they are coming out with a 16 inch version that sounds rather fabulous. Not leaping right away until I see how people like it over time. Paulette
  20. Have you seen this? https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/12357-spacecadet-safe/ You'll never be able to say we don't care. Paulette
  21. I think one of the guidelines is that the blur should be apparent in the thumbnail size so a buyer knows what they will be getting. Paulette
  22. I don't pay a fee at JPMorgan Chase but do ask your bank. It could have something to do with my type of account as well as the bank. Paulette
  23. When I studied in London I went straight to warm Sevilla for each of our breaks. You know your way around there! Although I know it is more expensive than it was when I could get a room for less than a dollar a day. Those were the days. Paulette
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