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  1. Yes, forget discoverability but you can do better with captions and tags. Cute titles like "How"s my hair" won't be helpful. Be very literal and accurate in your captions and always include the scientific name of animals and plants. Imagine yourself as a buyer and think about the words you would use to bring up that picture. People do search for "Funny animal" but the more imaginative descriptions are not going to work for you. Your have wonderful images in my opinion. If you go to Alamy Measures on your dashboard and then to All of Alamy you will see what people are actually asking for.

     

    Paulette

     

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  2. I got this from Alamy....

     

    "We understand it’s frustrating to see refunds but technically we’re offering a product so we have to have a refund policy.
     
    Common refund reasons are: customers believe they are buying the product, incorrect invoice, customer’s price agreement not factored in or occasionally a customer’s project cancelled.
     
    If at any point you do see an image being used where you’ve had a refund let us know.
     
    We do appreciate your concerns."

     

    I responded that it is the personal use refunds that I object to. There should be at least a 7 day policy on those purchases. It can't take a month to decide you don't want it on your wall. The image was of Maasai women and I had another of Maasai women three days ago so I will be watching to see if it is also refunded.

     

    Paulette
     


  3. 47 minutes ago, Marb said:

    Thanks, I didn't know that. A small consolation at least.

     

    I was surprised to see this sale for you, Marb, because I've assumed you follow the forum. A number of us had this experience with the same website and chose to opt out of Novel Use as a result. Unfortunately, the only time you can opt out is in April so it is a long wait for you. I was OK with the idea of a novel use but a travel website is not novel and I had two of my images go to them.

     

    Paulette

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  4. If you do a search for your subject you'll see that you have the choice of "New" "Creative" or "Relevant". The ones you see under "New" are the most recently UPLOADED. When images are taken does not matter in search order. Generally, the ones most recently uploaded do appear first. In my opinion, the best way to get your images seen on the first pages of a search is to only upload excellent images and be diligent and thorough in your keywording. Beware of too many similars. You will have no control over which will appear first. Most of my images are wildlife and I think the date taken is not important for most buyers. It would be different for subjects where the skyline might have changed or fashions are out of date. 

     

    Paulette


  5. Betty, I use SuperDuper to make a bootable copy of my drive and to copy my images to a back-up drive. It is very easy to use and the support is excellent. I just send an email and get a response within hours. It does things I don't understand but I don't need to know how to do them. I can just choose the drive I'm copying from and the one I'm copying to. I've been so comfortable with it I've never learned Time Machine.

     

    Paulette


  6. 1 hour ago, Betty LaRue said:

    I figured most of the cobblestone streets the US has would be in the east, the oldest settled area.  I’ve been in the NE twice, but we mainly skirted the cities. More interested in nature...especially the beautiful leaf-peeping New England trip. Since I’d never thought of cobblestones at that time, I doubt I would have recognized a cobblestone street if it smacked me in the face.

    If I traveled there now, I’d notice.

    Betty

     

    Betty, those cobblestone streets do come up and smack you in the face if you have not been picking up your feet. The good news is that in NYC you will pick up your head to see several sets of legs waiting to help you up. In a slightly different situation, I had a cut above my eye and someone called an ambulance while another woman brought out a chair for me and waited with me. I ran into her about a year later close to the same spot and could thank her again. Sometimes it is a big advantage to live where there are many people on the street.

     

    Paulette


  7. 1 hour ago, Allan Bell said:

     

    Explain "Self-insure" please.

     

    Allan

     

     

    Sometimes it pays to put the money you would spend on insurance in your bank account. Then you use your own money in case of a loss. Depends, of course, on how much you will need in case of a loss and how high the insurance premium is.  I do not self-insure my apartment.

     

    Paulette


  8. I think your photos are very beautiful. I looked by clicking on the blue numbers below your avatar. The link you supplied does not show in English. I do something very different from your work so I don't think I can advise on how well your subjects will sell. I just admire your work.

     

    Paulette


  9. Although we do sometimes chat, this is a forum for people who submit their images to be sold on Alamy. If you start uploading you will be more likely to get responses. Be sure to read Alamy's instructions carefully and read the forum too as many of your questions will have already been answered here.

     

    Paulette

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  10. Some people find drag and drop works. I go to my image in the image manager and enlarge it. Then I right-click to get the menu that allows me to copy the image address. In the forum I click "Insert other media" and make the choice to use the address. This gives you a smallish image that I like because it is not squished as the large images are. If you want the larger image you change either "comp" to "zooms" in the address or the other way around. I can't remember which but just change to the other one from the address you originally get.

     

    Paulette

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