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  1. Oh my. I send my good thoughts to both of you in case they will do any good. I think self-diagnosis can be tricky. Maybe viral maybe not. I sure would see a doctor given how dangerous pneumonia is for us old people. At least take your temperature, Edo. Paulette
  2. Oh dear. Get thee to a doctor. Anti-biotics seem to be in order. Paulette
  3. Magazine in Germany...not through a distributor... Lioness carrying her cub in the Masai Mara, Kenya, East Africa Paulette
  4. I like your images a lot but you will need more, more, more. You have an imaginative way of looking at things so I think you will eventually be making sales. You need to put the latin names of plants and flowers in your keywords. I think your smiley face needs some keywords like "funny" "humorous" ,etc. Also the British spelling of "humour". If you watch the threads that show what images have sold you'll learn a lot about what sells. Generally, we are advised to shoot people doing things, but lots of subjects sell. Anything that has to do with current news is good. Try to think like a buyer when you do your keywords. What words are likely to bring up your images. The images themselves are really good and it just takes time and numbers. Don't upload just to get numbers though. Our best people here have a very high quality of images and a great variety. Paulette
  5. Interesting, Betty. A friend of mine is, sadly, leaving NYC because she can't afford to stay and she did a lot of research on cost of living (including taxes) in different states. She is moving to Smyrna, Tennessee. She does have a car though. Ed might have to take a look at a place like Nashville if he had a mind to come back. Reading his problems makes me very, very grateful to have a low stabilized rent here. Lots within walking distance and excellent inexpensive public transportation. Paulette
  6. I just did some online research on Angelo's and they have left their website the same as if they are open but on Facebook a recent post said they will open in August. Such a long time. Paulette
  7. Yes, the links to our "Alamy Homepage" were converted by Alamy. I had been thinking I needed to change them but then discovered it isn't necessary. Sorry I didn't think to mention it here. Paulette
  8. I think there is a demand for images of us older ladies enjoying ourselves. Since you know the woman you will know her age and can at least put an age range in the keywords. Honestly, I think she would probably be OK with being called a woman. If it was me I'd be OK with mature, senior, pensioner or anything else that would promote sales. But then I'm only 78. By the way, I find Vibrance is a more subtle effect than Saturation in Lightroom. Paulette
  9. Magazine cover in South Korea... Maasai women doing a welcome dance in Kenya, East Africa Paulette
  10. I agree that they could be brightened a bit more in post processing with some color vibrance. The credit line for the Johnny Depp images says "Alamo Live News". When the red arrows fly it does seem a bit like the Alamo but better correct that. There is a rather mature woman drinking cider that you have captioned with "girl" and no "woman" in keywords. Do you mean Conwall or Cornwall? You have Conwall in some image tags. Maybe check your spelling. Nice varied portfolio. Paulette
  11. I was curious about this and found this...... https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Country_specific_consent_requirements Often seems very complicated. Paulette
  12. That just means that they haven't paid anything to you during that time period. You can adjust the time period and when I am looking at the figures that show up when I first go there it is just the month of May and it shows they haven't paid me anything in May. When I adjust the view for three months it shows how much money I have received from them in the past three months. Your cleared balance is shown after "Cleared balance". Once that reaches $50 you will be paid. Paulette
  13. I don't bother with downloading the sales report. If you go to your dashboard and look at Account balance you'll get the sale amount and the commissions to Alamy and any distributor. This doesn't show up as early as the downloaded report but it is enough for me. It will also show which sales have cleared. That can take a long time to happen. Months usually. Paulette
  14. I love the mourning doves. For a few years we had a lot in our NYC garden here but none so far this year. Even the sounds they make are beautiful. We do have a robin nest this year with babies. They are in an impossible place for pictures but maybe after they fledge they will be around for a while. Paulette
  15. I understand your desire to do this for the love of it but you might as well increase your chances for sales. I have spent a fortune on trips to wild places and have come to the end of the finances and "youthful" energy for doing that but the memories as well as the images are lovely to have. I do think the important information should always be in the caption as well as the keywords. I have experimented and it does make images come up earlier in searches. Give yourself every opportunity for a sale. Paulette
  16. If your wild things are shot in the wild I would definitely put "wild" and the location in your captions and keywords. If they are zoo pics I don't think you should be afraid to say so. I have sold zoo images as being from a specific zoo. You could try looking in All of Alamy in Measures to see any possible searches. I like your images. Great frogs! We are up against the best, I'm afraid, in the wildlife category but it is not impossible to sell. Latin names are crucial and I include them in captions as well as keywords. Paulette PS. Just tried putting %zoo in All of Alamy and got six pages of searches. Not all really zoo searches but I must get myself to the Bronx Zoo again soon.
  17. My images do come out smaller but I like them that way. The big ones seem a bit smushed somehow. Not the correct proportions? Anyway, I think when you get the address pasted in the Insert other media you could try changing the "zooms" in the address to "comp". That might give you the bigger size. Not sure about that but it seems to me I've done that. Paulette
  18. Hmmmm. I wonder what happened. This takes me to the preview page. Did you start from the Image Manager? Did you choose "Insert image from URL" in the Insert other media menu? Did the address seem to copy correctly? When i do it on my image the address looks like this... https://n1.alamy.com/zooms/e0ed031a-b5d9-4100-a44a-4945193776b4/P9JWNJ.jpg Paulette
  19. I have to do that too, Betty, even if I'm in my dashboard. Are people seeing it elsewhere? I have it on my bookmark bar so i wouldn't have known about the change if it hadn't been for this thread. Paulette
  20. Sometimes I have enlarged my view and in that case the show all doesn't show. Paulette
  21. Go to the image in image manager. Enlarge it and right-click. Choose copy image address. In the Forum choose Insert other media and copy the image address. You can also right-click for the address in a lightbox. Paulette
  22. Presentation sale... Berkshire pig lying in mud. Paulette
  23. My bank charges nothing for Alamy payments but they did charge me for DACs payments when I was doing my own. Something about the method used by the payer. I think it depends on the bank and I am charged almost no fees at all because I have enough direct deposits to be exempt from fees. Paulette
  24. Aha. We are at cross purposes. I wasn't referring to PayPal at all. I thought if she gets her social security deposited into a US bank the Alamy payment could go there too. Perhaps not. Just an idea. Paulette
  25. I got the email, Betty, but I don't do my own claims anymore. Paulette
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