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  1. On 14/09/2021 at 11:08, TeeCee said:

    Times, 14th Sept

     Pennan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. The strong winds create a surge in the North Sea along the Northeast coast of Scotland, with large waves splashing against the promenade in the picturesque village, famous for being a film location for the movie Local Hero. The iconic British red telephone box, originally a film prop, was installed afterwards as a result of public demand
    Sally Anderson
    Image ID: M1WNDA


    Many thanks for spotting that.

  2. 9 hours ago, kay said:

    My views have dropped way down too over the last week or so.  I've emailed alamy and they replied yesterday saying they're not aware of a problem but will look into it and get back.

    My views look fine but I haven’t had a zoom for over a week which is highly unusual and I don’t think can be attributed to the bank holiday. Hopefully the lack of any data today means that something is being fixed.

  3. 1 hour ago, aphperspective said:

    1 licence takes me past last years total and revenue 215% more than last years total already. (Live news licences keeping the head above water compared to the normal low average these days)

    Recent news sales means I’ve just now got 20 more sales than the whole of 2020. But about $1,500 less. I guess that may not be such a positive result.

  4. On 28/08/2021 at 07:56, Broad Norfolk said:

    Same big dip in views for me too. Strangely, yesterday morning Alamy Measures recorded a single zoom for me and I then clicked on Your Measures to access the Pseudonym Summary to see what was zoomed and it wasn't there. Suspicious that something is not quite right.


    I noticed that too. I usually check zooms every day but ones I saw then disappeared. Apparently I have only had two zooms since last Monday and that definitely isn’t right. Measures is also telling me that I have only had 3 sales since then which excludes all of the news sales that came in on Friday so something has not updated that’s for sure.

  5. 7 hours ago, TeeCee said:

    Times 21st August


    Circus Lane, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 18th August 2021. Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Acrobats Luke Chadwick-Jones, Eric Mitchell and Raf Shah star in Barely Methodical Troupe's show Bromance which explores concepts of friendship subverting conventional circus tricks and styles with its playful techniques. Credit: Sally Anderson/Alamy Live News
    Sally Anderson News
    Image ID: 2GE9DGD


    Cheers TeeCee. A grand job you’re doing. One more I noticed in Alba section 😉

    Nick Barley Edinburgh International Book Festival Director at programme launch, July 2021, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK Sally Anderson 2G6PYD7

  6. On 14/08/2021 at 22:14, Sultanpepa said:





     I'm sure Alamy/PA will have noticed the drop in submissions and also a drop in commercial use sales. They'll make up the drop in revenue in other ways I'm sure. It used to be the case that I was disappointed to not get a payout at the $100 threshold but I now occasionally miss the $50 payout with the same frequency. My smallish portfolio remains for now but there's no additional images forthcoming in the foreseeable future. In fact I've probably as much as given up on stock. Just got no incentive. Many many others must feel the same. I can't see the benefit for PA in squeezing the contributors dry. Eventually images will be removed and PA will suffer irreversible damage. The % drop and low fees are counter-productive IMHO.

    The thing is I’m not sure that there has been a drop in submissions. The submission ID number continues to rise rapidly, even more rapidly than it used to I think. Of course we don’t know how many images are in each submission, but I expect any drop from individual contributors is more than made up for by other agencies. 

  7. Until the commission change my income was roughly 50% of the gross shown in the graph on the dashboard, give or take a few distributor sales. With the commission increase it’s harder to judge what the net effect of sales revenue is so I wonder if it might be possible to have a second line showing the net income as well as the gross. This might also be included in the figures for sales to date, sales for the year and sales for the month.

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  8. On 02/08/2021 at 11:17, spacecadet said:

    That's just plain abusive. I'd complain for a cent.


    On 02/08/2021 at 14:51, Phil Crean said:

    This kind of refund/resale needs to be nipped in the bud.... Please complain strongly.

    The original sale was under old contract so should still be credited at 50%




    On 03/08/2021 at 11:45, aphperspective said:

    So would I its not the amount but the principle if nothing else it sends a message to Alamy plus it also probhably makes them use up their measly commision gain in administration replying to your emails. 

    Tried, no joy. Just reported a news use in April that was never invoiced and I have another 10 to let them know about next week - all should have been reported before the commission change. Alamy have made a lot of money out of the work that I have done over the past few years finding and reporting uses of my photos that I assume they would otherwise never know about.

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  9. On 31/07/2021 at 19:31, Jim Gibson said:

    I only have about 7000 images (slowly built up since 2005) with Alamy, the vast majority of those are exclusive with my average sales over years working out at just under $3k per year. 


    Though my images are exclusive I am in Alamy Gold with the split now being 60/40% split in Alamy's favour is there any benefit in remaining Exclusive to Alamy? 

    No. Not unless you want Alamy to chase up infringements without asking you first if you’ve sold an image to anyone else directly yourself.

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